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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

Philadelphia Scientific Introduces iBOS® Lite, the Latest Addition to its Line of Battery Room Management Systems

Philadelphia Scientific, The Lean Battery Room Experts™, a leading international manufacturer of industrial battery components and accessories, has introduced iBOS® Lite. iBOS Lite is the latest addition to the company’s industry-leading line of intelligent battery room management systems. For industrial forklift operators, the new iBOS® product takes the guesswork out of choosing the proper battery by utilizing a bright blue light to indicate which battery is fully charged and is the most cooled down. It is easier to use than other battery room management systems and is offered at a lower cost. iBOS Lite is ideal for smaller fleets of five to 30 chargers.

iBOS Lite offers simplified and directed battery selection that saves money in three ways:
1. Faster battery changes: Warehouse personnel can save two to five minutes per change.
2. Less frequent battery changes: The number of battery changes can be reduced by 10 to 20 percent, increasing productivity.
3. Longer battery life: iBOS Lite can increase battery life by six months due to longer battery cool down times and more even battery usage. And longer battery life results in fewer battery purchases each year.

iBOS Lite manages up to 50 chargers for each battery type using simplified controller and monitoring technology. All chargers in a pool must be the same voltage and used for the same application.

The system works on all high frequency, SCR and Ferro Resonant chargers in a conventional battery changing application. Installing the new iBOS product is simple and can be done with a warehouse’s maintenance staff and standard tools.

“A great deal of money is wasted in the battery room due to poor battery rotation,” said Harold Vanasse, vice president of sales and marketing for Philadelphia Scientific. “iBOS Lite provides an easy, cost-effective solution to properly manage battery fleets. It is just the latest addition to our family of Lean Battery Room products that help reduce waste and save money in the warehouse or DC.”

For more information on iBOS Lite, contact Philadelphia Scientific by phone at +1 215/616-0390 or by e-mail at

About Philadelphia Scientific
Since 1983, Montgomeryville, Pa.-based Philadelphia Scientific has brought advanced technology solutions to the industrial battery industry. The company specializes in the research, design, development and manufacture of industrial battery components and tools that maximize battery performance. For more information about Philadelphia Scientific, visit the company’s Web site at or contact the company at 215-616-0390.

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