Lead-Acid Battery Maintenance

Proper battery maintenance starts at day 1, and here we’ll review some of the ways you can ensure you get the most life out of your batteries, which will ultimately save you both time and money.

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Water, Water, Water…Most of the lead-acid batteries used today are flooded batteries, also called wet batteries. The water/acid mixture inside the battery is known as electrolyte, which is pivotal in how your battery works. The electrolyte should be covering the battery’s lead plates at all times. Exposing the lead plates to air is one of the leading causes of sulfation, which ultimately will cause poor battery performance and diminished capacity. When watering your batteries, it is important to know how much water to use, and at what times to add it. Prior to charging, there should be just enough water to cover the plates. Over watering before a charge cycle can cause the electrolyte to boil out and ultimately lose acid, causing a drop in the specific gravity. If you need to add additional water, do so only after fully charging the battery. Also, take note that using either distilled water or water from a water deionizing unit is pertinent, as tap water often has chemicals and minerals that can harm your battery.

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Battery Sulfation Over Time

Clean and Neutralize…A clean battery actually can be a better performing battery. How many times have you seen corrosion build up on the outside of a battery and thought it was strictly cosmetic? Well, it turns out that corrosion actually increases self-discharge of the battery. Using an acid neutralizing spray to clean up corroded areas not only promotes a clean appearance, but will help in preventing self-discharge. Using a wire brush on the terminals helps to ensure the best possible connection.

Maintaining your batteries’ condition can be simplified with the addition of electrolyte sensors and watering systems. A few minutes per week monitoring your battery can provide you with the performance you expect, and the lifespan that will not break the bank. Visit www.batteryrestoration.biz to learn more!

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FSIP Celebrates 50 Years!

Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) is proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018. Looking back to its early years, FSIP was heavily involved in the aerospace industry, designing and manufacturing solid state controls for aircraft and runway strobe lights. During this time, they earned a reputation as a highly qualified supplier while their products were used on various space crafts and launch vehicles including Apollo 8, 9, 11, 15 & 16 as well as Skylab I & II.
FSIP-50YearsIn 1999, the company was renamed Flight Systems Industrial Products to better reflect the markets that they serve. At that time, FSIP was a $1.5M company with 21 employees. In 2003, FSIP needed a larger building and relocated to their current address at 1015 Harrisburg Pike. Since that time, they have completed two building expansions, bringing their facility space to 59,000 square feet to accommodate business growth. FSIP’s focus has evolved over the decades to serve a niche in the electric vehicle market, which includes material handling equipment, golf carts, cleaning equipment, electric boats, go-karts and ground support equipment. They now boast over 115 employees and over $20M in revenue, as well as a branch location in Addison, Illinois.

FSIP’s strong OEM relationships and technical competencies allow them to offer a variety of quality products for the markets they serve, including the remanufacturing and small run manufacturing sectors, as well as new product distribution. From controllers, to chargers, to joysticks and golf cart motors, they now offer a variety of products to keep battery powered vehicles moving.

In 2018, FSIP continues to grow and progress by adding more products to their offerings and expanding services to their valued customers. To celebrate 50 years, FSIP will be offering special promotions to customers throughout the coming months, beginning with free coffee mugs to the first 50 customers who buy through their new online store at www.shop.fsip.biz.

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FSIP’s new store!

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We are excited to announce our new store!

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Get To Know Your Lead-Acid Batteries Through Load Testing

The best way to obtain health information on your batteries is to perform a load test from a fully charged state using a load bank/discharger.

Battery, battery life, extend, prolong, restore battery, regenerate battery, revive, battery restoration, Xtender. Extender. fsip, charge, discharge, sufate, desulfateMost battery manufacturers recommend discharging batteries until they reach 1.75 volts per cell. On a 48 volt system, whether a golf cart or a motive battery, you should discharge the pack until it reaches 42 volts (1.75 x 24 cells). While the load test is being performed, it is proper procedure to take voltage readings (of each individual cell or battery) periodically and record them. The “old school” way is to do this with a volt meter, manually writing down the readings. Today, there are battery monitoring sensors available that can record voltage automatically, creating a load test with greatly reduced labor. If certain cells or batteries measure significantly lower than the rest of their counterparts, you know you probably have an issue. The capacity of the battery pack can be calculated based on the amp hour rating, the current applied, and the length of time it took to reach an average of 1.75 volts per cell. Don’t make the mistake of running the load test for a short period of time and assuming the battery pack will draw down at a linear rate, until it reaches the desired voltage. Yes, there are other things to consider when evaluating the health of a battery, but a load test is probably the most useful.

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Visit our website to learn more about Battery Monitoring Sensors and how they can assist with testing your batteries.

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New FSIP Company Video!

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New 2018 Product Overview

Just out, our new 2018 Material Handling Product Overview! Browse our most popular controls, battery chargers, joysticks, dash displays and more! Used on forklifts, pallet jacks, aerial lifts, scrubber-sweepers and other battery powered vehicles.

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FSIP Now Remanufactures Inmotion Steer Motors

FSIP is pleased to announce a new product line in our remanufacturing program. For the first time in our more than 49 year history, we are offering remanufactured Inmotion PSM motors. These steer motors were introduced in 2009 and have been used in industrial trucks from many popular manufacturers.
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The most popular version of the motor is the PSM-B3001-B, which was used by Hyster and Raymond. The PSM-B3002-B was also used by Hyster and Yale. Versions of these motors were also used by Jungheinrich, Crown and Linde.
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Sending your core to FSIP for remanufacturing costs about half the price of a new motor, and with a three day turnaround time, you’ll have your steer motor back quickly.  Call our customer service team today for a quote today!  1-800-333-1194

FSIP Remanufactures the following part numbers:

Vehicle Part Number Manufacturer Part Number
Jungheinrich 51474401 PSM3-C3019-D-51S
Hyster 1701810 PSM-B3001-B-35S
Raymond 1154625 PSM-B3001-B-51S
Textron 4303907 PSM-B3002-B-51S
Hyster 1701811 PSM-B3002-B-35S
Nacco 8812292 PSM-B3014-B-51S
Nacco 8811680 PSM-B3015-B-35S
Nacco 8812904 PSM-B3015-B-35S
Crown 144233 PSM-C3006-D-43S
Crown 143912 PSM-C3008-D-51A
Linde 157340 PSM-C3009-C-51S
Jungheinrich 51344168 PSM-C3016-D-51S

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Flight Systems Industrial Products Receives Industry Award

FSIP has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2018. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This is the third consecutive year that FSIP has earned the MVS Award. This industry Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.

To qualify for the MVS Award, FSIP was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety and documenting a program that “gives back,” MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Distributor Advocacy
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“FSIP is honored to have received our 3rd consecutive Most Valuable Supplier Award from MHEDA,” says FSIP President, Barry Bowman. “We take pride in our ongoing commitment to quality and continual improvement to the products and services that FSIP offers to our valued customers in the Material Handling industry.”

“MHEDA’s MVS Award winners represent a commitment to excellence in managing their business and in providing outstanding support to the distributor,” said Buddy Smith, MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia, SC.  “MHEDA is proud of all the MVS winners.”

With over 49 years of experience in remanufacturing and legacy manufacturing products, FSIP provides electronic products used on electric and gas powered vehicles and equipment. Products include new & remanufactured motor controllers, joysticks, dash displays and battery chargers. FSIP is also the exclusive distributor of the Xtender Battery Regenerator.

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices.  For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

2018 MVS Most Valuable Supplier, Awarded by MHEDA

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2017 Customer Service Week

Happy Customer Service Week, from our team to yours!

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We’re ISO Certified…

About ISO
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized certification that defines operational quality assurance requirements for manufacturing and service industries. This set of standards is utilized by more than one million companies worldwide. Companies such as FSIP who adhere to the ISO 9001 guidelines seek to ensure and continually improve upon the quality of the products and services they provide to their valued customers.

The ISO 9001 standard is based on a series of 8 Quality Management Principles which are: Customer Focus; Leadership; Involvement of People; Process Approach; System Approach to Management; Continual Improvement; Factual Approach to Decision Making; Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships. These principles by which we operate ensure that our customers remain our top priority in all facets of our business operations.

FSIP ISO Certification
FSIP first received our ISO 9000 certification in November of 2005, and we recertified for ISO 9001:2015 in 2017. Each year FSIP submits to two internal audits as well as a registration audit by a 3rd party registrar. The entire standard goes through a complete re-registration every three years to ensure maximum quality through each process performed within the company. Our commitment to our customers is mirrored by our continual efforts to increase the quality of our products and services.

FSIP’s Quality Policy
Our policy is to provide zero defect products that fully satisfy our customers’ requirements and expectations. We will strive to meet or exceed the original specifications in a cost-effective manner for all products we remanufacture and manufacture. The quality of our products and services is the essence of our reputation as a world-class supplier.

We are committed to meeting the requirements of our quality management system and continually improving its effectiveness.

Click here to view our Certificate of Registration, or visit www.iso.org to read more about ISO 9001.

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