Meeting the Applied Energy Solutions ProMat 2013 Trade Show Team

Do you ever wonder who will be at each booth during a trade show? Well, we are going to introduce you to our AES team before you get to the show!

Meet Jenn:

I am the PR & Marketing Coordinator at Applied Energy Solutions, you have seen blog posts, tweets, press releases and more created by me.

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What are you looking forward to during ProMatshow 2013? I am looking some fun with our book signing and giveaways.
What is your favorite AES product? My favorite AES product is the Colt™, because it’s small but packs a lot of punch.
What is your favorite hobby/ pastime? In my free time I like to write on my own personal blog and focus on fitness.

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Applied Energy Solutions releases the new BIT™ Battery Information Transmitter

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CONTACT: Jennifer Morgan

Applied Energy Solutions



ProMat Booth #972

Caledonia, New York, Dec 12. 2012 — Applied Energy Solutions ( developed their first battery information transmitter in 2006 for the Bronco™ SCR battery charger. Today, they have released a new redesigned, faster and more efficient battery information transmitting device. The new BIT™ monitors battery performance, health, and alerts the user of adverse operating conditions over the entire battery life. This product works with wireless RF communication to transmit data to an easy to use graphical interface that allows the user to detect patterns, identify problems, and to convert data into ready to use spreadsheets.

The BIT is manufactured for all material handling environments with a rugged case construction to resist impact, water and electrolyte spills and its small size will not interfere with battery watering, removal, or lid closure by fitting between inter-cell connectors.

The BIT™ logs critical parameters including:

  • Voltage
  • AH
  • Electrolyte level
  • Temperature
  • Total throughput

The web based version of the device can alarm the user by email and text if the battery in use is under or over voltage, needs to be watered, is overheated or is over or under current ranges. The BIT™ will be displayed during ProMat 2013 at the Applied Energy Solutions booth #972.

Applied Energy Solutions manufactures industrial battery chargers for forklifts, pallet jacks and other battery powered transportation equipment.  AES makes all products in the USA from design, manufacturing and sub- assemblies to interconnect and final assembly. With a full product offering for every application, AES specializes in fitting the proper battery charger for the application need.  Applied Energy Solutions manufactures products for high frequency charging, cold storage, rapid charging, opportunity and multiple-shift charging. For more information on the BIT™ and the complete line of AES battery chargers, call 1.800.836.2132 or visit




Made in America

CALEDONIA, NY (August 31st 2011) Today, it has become a rarity to find a product that is made in the USA. This was not always the case. In the 1920’s the Industrial Revolution brought a whole new sense of pride to America in the area of manufacturing. This process of advancing technology in essential and emerging markets increased from this pivotal point on. So, what has happened? When I hear people talking about globalization they conference that nothing is made in America any longer, and that everything has been outsourced because of cheap labor and cheaper material costs to countries like China. So few are willing to recognize that there are companies trying to survive here, in the United States, and despite economic conditions they remain intact and most also intact with the pride to help create more business to keep our American market going. There are people who care about this issue, and feel passionately that we need to bring business back here. Leadership on this subject needs to come from both political leaders and the average citizen.
One of these advocates is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who over the years has pressed to be a top notch voice for the small businesses of America. The “Made in America Block Grant “or MABG has been designed to help keep these small to medium sized businesses afloat. Gillibrand’s team knows that we need to keep money here to fix the unemployment epidemic that has swept the nation. Currently unemployment rates are at 9.1% as of July 2011 which have only dropped slightly since 2009 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is approximately 13.9 million people, and chances are you know one or two. These are our friends, neighbors and our family members.
Throughout August of this year Gillibrand is making the trek to visit some of the few standing of these companies to show her support for their efforts. On August 31st, Kirsten will be visiting a company that has been in manufacturing for more than 30 years, and is launching a new line of products this month. Applied Energy Solutions prides themselves in what it means to be made in the USA. AES has been dedicated to designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling Industrial Battery Chargers from their headquarters in the town of Caledonia, New York for as long as they have been in existence. They are currently a industry leader in the emerging technology of High Frequency battery charging and are the only company that is 100% producing in the US. CEO, Vern Fleming explains “we know the importance of keeping our factory here; we thrive on the idea of helping our economy.” He then goes on to explain more in depth how they contribute.
By using American raw materials and skilled American workers you have a constant money flow which stimulates the economy, provides additional jobs and supports local families. The company purchases a major percentage of its materials to manufacture its products from US companies. The sheet metal used in the chargers is purchased from Phoenix Sheet Metal in Jamestown NY, the copper wire used in the transformers is purchased from Essex in Fort Wayne Indiana, the lamination material is purchased from Thomas and Skinner in Indianapolis Indiana, some of the printed circuit boards are produced at AES and the remaining ones are purchased from local electronics manufacturers here in New York.
When you break this down further, which is fast math for CEO Vern Fleming, AES indirectly employs a minimum of another 48 workers with the money spent on American materials and goods in addition to the over 40 directly at the company. Vern Fleming says:
“Our leadership and culture has become complacent and rushed to the immediate fix with fast returns to satisfy their pockets and or the ownership of businesses. However in the long run this method of outsourcing and displacing jobs will have the opposite long term effect. The leadership needs to take a long hard look and learn how to aggressively become more competitive by leaner manufacturing methods, and rely upon the knowledge base of our American workers. At AES we have increased our productivity year over year by an average of over 13 percent, by doing the aforementioned.”
This is the way we fix the American economy. Simply stimulating the circular flow model. Moving money creates jobs when it stays here. Once again leadership comes from the everyday America be it a consumer or an entrepreneur, it is up to us to passionately support the economy and preserve the American industrial infrastructure instead of looking at the current state with a shake of the head. Choose Made in USA, choose to keep the money in our family, a family of 300 million across the country.
For more information on Applied Energy Solutions and the complete line of AES battery chargers, call 1.800.836.2132 or visit
For more information on Kirsten Gillibrand and MABG visit


Is technology making life simpler?

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CALEDONIA,NY (August 28, 2011)In this day and age of technology we often wonder if all of these gadgets and devices actually make life easier or if they are polluting our precious time with more information, distractions, and more complexity than we need. If you take the time to ask yourself this question, you may find yourself and others frustrated with the constant barrage of emerging technologies.
This also holds true in our world of Industrial Battery Charging. At Applied Energy Solutions our goal is to provide the operators and managers, the proper and much needed information in a simple and accurate format. CEO of AES, Vern Fleming says “The question we always consider during development is; what is needed to make life easier?”
Applied Energy Solutions has been in the business of designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling Industrial Battery Chargers for over 30 years. Throughout these 30 years they have made it a point to perfect themselves in the area of charger applications. They have become experts with the knowledge to provide the best product for any fork lift or electrical vehicle charging application. The team prides themselves in the ability to show the clientele how to use the product which in turn simplifies the life of the leader, workers and the entire operation.
With a vast installed client base across North and South America of over one million units they are the industry leader because of the variety of products they provide and the depth of knowledge due to this large client base. This provides AES with constant information and feedback to use in the enhancement and development of their products.
Some of these advances and developments have been evidenced over time with the invention of Dv/Dt Di/Dt termination which is the method all manufactures use in charge termination today. AES also invented the Opportunity Charging process and platform. When this platform was invented, Opportunity Charging was strongly frowned upon in the material handling industry. Battery manufacturers were adamant against using it as it caused harm and damage to the batteries due to under and over charging.
Recognizing that the behavior of Opportunity Charging was not going to end in the facilities, AES decided to solve the problem from their end. By inventing a product that would treat the batteries properly, they can now prevent problems and allow the practice of Opportunity Charging. This then became the catalyst for the invention of the Quarter Horse Opportunity Charger which was the very first Opportunity Charger made in the industry. The control and type of charge profile eliminates any battery problems and additionally saves energy by eliminating over charging and full charging during peak demand times. Many other manufacturers have now followed suit with copies of the Opportunity Charger.
AES controls quality by manufacturing all of its products in the USA unlike their competitors. Simplicity and precision is the key. The controls on the chargers and operator interface are designed for ease of use and no information overload. The operators can see the gas gage on the front panel indicating how full the battery is in the fork lift. They can also see the time remaining until full charge will be reached. The chargers are also preset at the factory for time zone, block out, full re-charge, and equalization to further simplify any set up.
Let AES show you how to do it the easy way and not over load you with information that you really don’t need. Fleming quotes “Our name says it all, we Apply Energy to various products and provide Solutions” which simplifies life and creates a successful material handling environment for the consumer.
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