Assembling Cells in Wet Cell Traction Batteries that Power Forklifts

  • G. S. R. MurthyEmail author
  • Katta G. Murty
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 212)


Now-a-days forklifts are used extensively worldwide on the shopfloors of manufacturing companies and in warehouses to carry loads from one place to another. In modern warehouses, items are stored in many different layers vertically one above the other; they use forklifts that can lift heavy items to 24 ft or more vertically to store items in higher layers, or retrieve stored items from higher layers. In this chapter, we will discuss applications of optimum decision makingtechniques in the process of recharging the batteries that power the forklifts, indaily use.


Specific Gravity Feasible Solution High Layer Minimum Voltage Full Charge 
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The authors wish to thank M/s Birla Tyres management for providing an opportunity to work on this live problem and allowing us to publish this work. In particular, special thanks are due to Mr. Jai Kishan, the Technical Executive, who has introduced the problem and Mr. Akhilesh Sinha, Chief Operating Officer of the company, who is responsible for driving these applications in their industry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SQC & OR UnitIndian Statistical InstituteHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Industrial and Operations EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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