The Battery Transport & Storage Container was designed to enable the automatic unloading of used lead acid batteries when delivered to the Battery Reprocessor. This was recently demonstrated by Battery Rescue, using a conventional forklift with a rotating arm. The following video was recorded of the unloading demonstration:
The first step is for the BTS Container to be tilted at 45% (anti clockwise) with the front panel facing upwards, in order to prevent any batteries falling out when removing the front panel. The front panel is then removed by disengaging the front panel from the top panel via the 2 sliding bolts and releasing the 4 over centre latches. The forklift driver then rotates the BTS Container clockwise allowing the batteries to fall from the Container. This motion should be done slowly to minimise batteries unnecessarily impacting the top of the BTS Container.
When all the batteries have been emptied from the BTS Container the operator can secure the front panel back onto the Container, ready for washing and return.
The BTS Container enables used batteries to be collected from the “coal face”, the Used Battery Generators, and be delivered directly to the Battery Recycling Facilities, eliminating the double and manual handling that currently occurs and effectively by passing the Scrap Metal Industry. Our white paper “Creating a safer and environmentally sustainable used lead acid battery recycling industry” explains the shortcomings of the Australian lead acid battery recycling industry and the many benefits the BTS Container and Battery Rescue’s associated battery collection service will deliver.
Battery Rescue would like to acknowledge Australian Scrap Batteries help in conducting the unloading trial.