Battery Manufacturing Meets the Digital Enterprise

Commentary contributed by Melanie Spare, Business Development Manager, Battery, Siemens Digital Factory

One of the most important components and the key technology for electro-mobility is the battery. Battery technology and costs are decisive factors pushing development. When setting up battery production for electric vehicles, for example, a high level of automation is necessary. Read more about Battery Manufacturing Meets the Digital Enterprise

Why Proper Cell Balancing is Necessary in Battery Packs

Contributed Commentary by Anton Beck, Battery Product Manager, Epec

When a lithium battery pack is designed using multiple cells in series, it is very important to design the electronic features to continually balance the cell voltages. This is not only for the performance of the battery pack, but also for optimal life cycles. Read more about Why Proper Cell Balancing is Necessary in Battery Packs

The Looming Problem of Battery Waste in Wearables and How to Solve It

Jeffrey Ortega, Ph.D., Director of Research ZPower

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans buy approximately three billion dry-cell batteries each year to power common household devices, including radios, toys, phones and computers. This volume creates nearly 180,000 tons of battery waste that is either recycled or ends up in landfills, where it can leach toxic chemicals into the ground and water supply. And while this number is staggering in and of itself, we live in a battery-powered world, and our need is only growing. Read more about The Looming Problem of Battery Waste in Wearables and How to Solve It

Three Times You Need the Right 9 Volt Battery

Contributed commentary by Michele Windsor, Global Marketing Manager, Ultralife Corp.

The 9 V battery was originally invented for transistor radios in the 1950s and, at the time, it was actually expected to deliver 22.5 V. As the power demands of transistor radios came down, so did the power output of the battery, until its size and power was eventually standardized into the 1604 international ANSI standards. Read more about Three Times You Need the Right 9 Volt Battery

Are You in Safe Hands?

Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager, Accutronics

In 2015, a hacking convention held in Kentucky found a staggering 68,000 vulnerable medical technology (MedTech) systems in just one healthcare organization. Subsequently, a senior researcher at security company Kaspersky Lab revealed at 2016’s Security Analyst Summit that he had easily infiltrated an MRI machine and uncovered sensitive information. Read more about Are You in Safe Hands?