Lithium-ion Batteries: "Rare Earth" vs Supply Chain Availability
There are recurring fears about running out of lithium, something that is keeping investors who anxiously eyeball emerging sectors like energy storage, on the sidelines. Part of this misconception is due to the freewheeling use of the phrase "rare earth materials".
Researching A Green, Solid-State Future
The future of batteries will be solid-state—at least that's the belief of Dr. Alla Smirnova, Professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Director of the newly-established Center for Green Solid State Electric Power Generation and Storage (CEPS).
Multi-Battery Systems and Clarios' Future
Last May, Johnson Controls Power Solutions relaunched as Clarios after the Power Solutions division of Johnson Controls was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners. Now, several months later, Craig Rigby, Vice President Technology, Clarios, says the company is better positioned than ever to move its legacy forward.
Lithium Werks Acquires LiiON
Lithium Werks has acquired LiiON, an energy storage system integrator. The acquisition strengthens Lithium Werks' presence in the US, and will extends its reach in Europe and Asia. The LiiON brand will be retained and its management will join the broader Lithium Werks' management team.
Dow showcases new materials at The Battery Show North America 2019
Dow Performance Silicones, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation is showcasing at The Battery Show North America 2019 (booth #811) new materials and capabilities for electric vehicle (EV) and battery pack designers to help manage thermal, adhesion, sealing and throughput challenges.
AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Highlights Resistance Welding, Pulsed Arc Welding and Laser Processing Equipment for Battery Pack Manufacturing at The Battery Show 2019
Amada Miyachi America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, will highlight its latest equipment selections for battery manufacturing applications at The Battery Show 2019.
KORE Power Increases Gigawatt Capacity for Mark 1 Energy Storage System Production
KORE Power provides an update about the manufacturing, assembly, testing and development process for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System in advance of expected production in Q1 2020. The KORE Power team met with manufacturing partner, Do-Fluoride Chemicals (DFD), last month at DFD's plant in Jiaozuo, China to enhance the structural design of the Mark 1 solution and review the cell technology and processes for manufacturing, assembly and quality control.
ASCO Power Technologies Broadens Connectivity Options for Critical Power Management Systems
ASCO Power Technologies has expanded the capabilities of its ASCO 5160 SERIES PowerQuest Connectivity Units (PCS). The ASCO PowerQuest Critical Power Management System (CPMS) has always provided class-leading communications for critical equipment monitoring networks. ASCO's newest Connectivity Units ease deployment of redundant communication pathways and increase flexibility for network designers.
Powerful and configurable DC/DC converters
Phoenix Contact's new QUINT DC/DC converters incorporate proven QUINT features, like Power Boost, Selective Fuse Breaking (SFB) technology, and an integrated passive interface, for improved reliability and easy configuration. The QUINT DC/DC converters provide a precise DC voltage. They can alter voltage levels, amplify voltage at the end of long cables, or enable the creation of independent supply systems by means of electrical isolation.
NOVONIX to Provide Battery Development and Testing Services to KORE Power
KORE Power and Novonix Battery Testing Services have entered into a testing and consulting services agreement in relation to KORE Power's suite of lithium-ion battery technology, the Mark 1 Energy Storage System. KORE Power will conduct research and development with NOVONIX to improve their battery technology utilizing NOVONIX's proprietary battery cell testing technologies. The project will support KORE Power's objectives of building high quality energy storage systems and battery cell manufacturing in North America.
Quest Controls Announces that the RSC 1000 HVAC Control System has Successfully been Modeled into MegaSys Telenium Software
Quest Controls is pleased to announce that MegaSys Telenium users can now add the Quest RSC 1000 driver to their instance of the software to monitor alarms, input status and trending and make setpoint changes. The RSC 1000 is the most sophisticated HVAC control system available today and uses Quest's patented adaptive economizer control algorithm to optimize the amount of time free cooling can be used thereby reducing the run time required for air conditioning compressors.