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Cementex Announces New Service Tech Pack Kits with Double-Insulated Hand Tools

October 10, 2018

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

Cementex Announces New Service Tech Pack Kits with Double-Insulated Hand Tools Kits combine high quality insulated tools with innovative storage options Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the release of the new Service Tech Pack Kits, featuring Cementex double-insulated safety hand tools organized in cutting-edge storage and containment technology. The Service Tech Kit utilizes the Veto Pro Pac® Tech Pac® to store and transport a carefully-selected combination of top-quality insulated tools. This kit includes a pack with 56 tool pockets of varying sizes and two separate storage bays. With storage pockets for a manifold gauge, hose, and

Network-ready, control cabinet UPS

October 10, 2018

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Middletown

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PA

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United States

Phoenix Contact’s new QUINT DC UPS is the first industrial UPS platform to provide real-time information about a battery’s health over standard industrial networking protocols, such as EtherNet/IP™, PROFINET, EtherCAT®, and USB. With this data, the user knows the state of the UPS system before there is a problem. This enables a proactive approach to battery management and lowers the total cost of ownership. The QUINT DC UPS is an intelligent modular solution that provides critical system backup to supply loads in the event of mains failures and indicates the operating and battery states. The battery management system (BMS) with

EV Conference & Battery Technology Show

October 8, 2018

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Bristol

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Avon

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United Kingdom

Putting the UK on the map, London's Excel has been chosen to host the first London event targeted at Battery Technology and EV on the 23 & 24 October 2018. Thought leaders, innovators and companies working within the supply chain will gather to discuss the future of EV and battery technology. Launched by Evolve Media Group, who have been working within the technology sphere for the past decade, the nature of conversations across the spectrum is changing. From the Wearables sector, to Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Smart Textiles, Sports Technology - the questions have changed from the ‘what' to the

September 28, 2018

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Wilton

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CT

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United States

Cadenza Innovation, the award-winning provider of safe, low cost, high-performance lithium-ion-based (Li-ion) energy storage technology platforms for license to battery manufacturers, today announced that Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud will keynote the Batteries Event 2018. Focusing on the industry’s most important technology and industry trends, the conference will take place October 2-5 in Nice Acropolis, France.   A must-attend gathering for the global battery industry, the event follows last month’s World Economic Forum’s “New Champions” Meeting in Tianjin, where Cadenza Innovation was honored as a 2018 Technology Pioneer.   The evolution of the portable electronics market, the rapid adoption

OMNICHARGE LAUNCHES MOST ROBUST PORTABLE POWER SOURCE

September 27, 2018

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Los Angeles

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CA

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United States

Omnicharge, the market leader of reliable and smart charging power, has today announced the launch of its newest offering via Indiegogo, the Omni Ultimate – a portable power bank that is powerful enough to charge virtually any device. Following its successful 2016 crowdfunding campaign, raising over $3.6 million and shipping products to over 25,000 backers, Omnicharge is back with the most powerful battery allowed on aircrafts. Designed for business travelers, photographers, filmmakers, drone users, and outdoor enthusiasts, the Omni Ultimate is the all-in-one charging companion that quickly powers up to five devices simultaneously and is FAA-approved for airline travel. From

Energy Storage North America Announces 2018 Innovation Award Finalists

September 25, 2018

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Pasadena

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California

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United States

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced the finalists for its 2018 Innovation Awards. The awards recognize projects that demonstrate innovation, excellence and impact in energy storage. The nine ESNA Innovation Award finalists have executed projects of outstanding achievement across three categories: Front-of-Meter, Behind-the-Meter and Mobile Storage. Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at the annual Energy Storage North America conference and expo, held on November 6-8 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Additionally, ESNA will present two Champion Awards to honor the work of one individual each in the policy

Cementex Announces Belt Pouch Combinations

September 20, 2018

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

Cementex Announces Belt Pouch Combinations High quality insulated tools in a range of configurations to meet any technician’s safe tool needs Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of Cementex Belt Pouch Tool Combinations, featuring all tools designed for safe use in Arc Flash environments. With 13 different combinations to choose from, there is an ideal Cementex Belt Pouch Combo for any technician. All tools in the Cementex Belt Pouch Combos feature innovative Cementex double insulation technology. The double insulated tools feature a yellow warning layer underneath the outer orange layer; if the outside insulation is

ESS Inc. Appoints Michael R. Niggli as Board Chairman, Adds Tim Neville as VP of Operations

September 13, 2018

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Portland

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Oregon

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United States

 ESS Inc., a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it has appointed energy executive Michael R. Niggli, an ESS Inc. Board member since 2016, to the position of Chairman. The company also hired Tim Neville as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Niggli brings to the Chairman’s role more than 40 years of senior executive experience in the energy industry. He began his career at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in 1971, where he held many positions within the utility’s electricity and gas operations, fuels acquisition, project management and customer service operations. Mr. Niggli

RELiON Battery Launches New Lithium Product Line Specifically Designed for Cold Temperature Charging

September 13, 2018

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Fort Mill

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SC

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United States

RELiON, a leading global manufacturer of lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFePO4), today introduced a new technology that solves the problem of charging in freezing weather, while also making lithium batteries safer and more practical for low-temperature use. The new RB100-LT (a 12V 100Ah LiFePO4 battery) is the first model in in their new Low Temperature Series line of products. The first LiFePO4 battery of its kind, RELiON’s LT Series batteries can safely charge at temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F). The system features proprietary technology which draws power from the charger itself, requiring no additional components. “RELiON’s new line of low-temperature

Energy Storage to Play Key Role in Reaching California Target of 100% Zero-Emission Electricity by 2045 and Beyond

September 11, 2018

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Pasadena

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California

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United States

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, applauds Governor Jerry Brown and the California State Legislature for passing landmark Senate Bill (SB) 100, which sets the largest-scale zero-emission electricity targets ever established for a U.S. state. From November 6-8 in Pasadena, California, ESNA sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees will gather to demonstrate that the energy storage industry is ready with technology and deployment solutions to successfully support a zero-emission grid. Since 2010, California has procured more than 1,500 MW of new energy storage capacity; North American energy users and utilities

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA highlights the latest in Resistance Welding, Pulsed Arc Welding and Laser Processing Equipment for battery pack manufacturing at The Battery Show 2018

September 7, 2018

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MONROVIA, CA – 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, to be held September 11-13, 2018, in Novi, Michigan. On display in Booth #2054: the soon-to-be released CD-V Series capacitive discharge (CD) welding power supplies with TL-V weld heads, the MacGregor PA-200-TR pulsed arc welder with a hand-held TR-16 welding torch, and the LMWS workstation paired with the LMF70-HP pulsed fiber laser for marking and welding. As part of Battery Show’s Product Showcase, AMADA

Lithium Werks and Super B agree to merge to enable global energy transition

September 5, 2018

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Hengelo

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Netherlands

Energy management company Lithium Werks (www.lithiumwerks.com), known for its Nanophosphate™ Cells and its smart lithium-ion modules, is merging with fellow lithium battery developer and producer Super B (www.super-b.com). The new global company serves over 1,000 customers in nearly 50 countries and offers jobs to over 550 employees. With more than 400 patents for lithium technology, the company is a leading player when it comes to technical knowhow. Earlier this year, Lithium Werks acquired the assets of the former Valence Technology, Inc, and the Industrial business of A123 Systems, LLC. The new Dutch company Lithium Werks B.V. as such is a

New R&D campus at Technology Base in Twente

September 5, 2018

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Hengelo

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Netherlands

Energy management company Lithium Werks B.V. (www.lithiumwerks.com) has announced that it will build a major clean energy research and development (R&D) campus at Twente Airport. “In order to achieve a real transition, from fossil fuels to renewables, energy has to be available in the right place and at the right time,” said the initiator Kees Koolen, chairman of the board, Lithium Werks. “Over the next five years, we will recruit some 2,000 people to develop clean energy technologies at the campus.” Lithium Werks, which has supplied 200 million battery cells to more than 1,000 customers in 50 countries, currently produces

Quest Introduces the TELSEC® MP2, the next generation product to meet the Broadband & Telecom Critical Infrastructure monitoring requirements

September 4, 2018

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Palmetto

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Florida

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United States

Quest Introduces the TELSEC® MP2, the next generation product to meet the Broadband & Telecom Critical Infrastructure monitoring requirements Quest Controls, Inc. is pleased to introduce the TELSEC® MP2 to provide control and alarm monitoring for all the assets in a Cable or Telecom Headend, Hub, OTN, Hub, Central Office, Data and Switching Center, and Remote Site. The compact intuitive system will monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, intrusion, DC power plants, generators, fuel level, energy usage, and other critical systems found in critical remote equipment sites. The MP2 has 32 universal inputs which support monitoring temperature, contact closures

Introducing Tydrolyte, a Better Performing, Less Toxic, Drop-In Replacement for Sulfuric Acid in Lead Batteries

August 28, 2018

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Austin

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TX

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United States

Introducing Tydrolyte, a Better Performing, Less Toxic, Drop-In Replacement for Sulfuric Acid in Lead Batteries Offers critical performance improvements required to reduce system cost and improve efficiency in stop/start, hybrid electric vehicles and other applications Tydrolyte LLC is introducing its patent-pending, novel, safe, and superior performing electrolyte solution for automotive, motive, and stationary storage lead battery manufacturers. Tydrolyte™ is a less toxic drop-in replacement for toxic sulfuric acid in lead batteries. A whitepaper with independent test results available at www.Tydrolyte.com demonstrate the potential of this breakthrough material to increase battery life, battery efficiency and charge acceptance. These are critical performance

SBS, LLC Announces New Partnership: Power Sales Group, Inc.

August 27, 2018

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Menomonee Falls

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Wisconsin

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United States

Storage Battery Systems, LLC has announced its partnership with Power Sales Group, Inc., (PSG) a manufacturer’s representative firm specializing in sales of medium-voltage and high-voltage equipment to electric utilities, industrials, and specialized contractors in the Northeastern United States. PSG will represent SBS’s complete line of Stationary / Standby Power products and Battery Test Equipment. Their goal is to provide the right solutions, deliver unparalleled customer service and promote the features and benefits SBS products offer. The states covered by PSG are: New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. According to Mike Hagen, SBS VP

Energy Storage North America 2018 Conference Program to Showcase the Future of Power and Transportation

August 21, 2018

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Pasadena

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California

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United States

Pasadena, Calif. – August 21, 2018 – Energy Storage North America(ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, has released its full Conference and Expo program, which will explore and illuminate the role of energy storage at the intersection of the power and transportation industries.   “North America’s energy storage market is currently the hottest energy storage market in the world, with unprecedented opportunity,” said Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair. “This year, ESNA will highlight the growth and transformation of the industry as storage is integrated into the global energy ecosystem in various applications,

Graphene nanotubes boost battery life and energy density

August 8, 2018

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Columbus

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OH

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United States

To enable EV transportation, as announced by the majority of automakers, the energy density of Li-ion batteries needs to be significantly improved. LIB manufacturers from all over the world have a shared goal of reaching an energy density of 300 Wh/kg by 2020. The solution arises from advanced nanotechnology: TUBALL graphene nanotubes able to improve LIB performance, finally meeting strict EV requirements. This breakthrough technology will be presented at booth #1602 at the Battery Show in Novi, Michigan. Among advanced anode materials for Li-ion batteries, silicon–carbon (Si/C) anodes demonstrate great potential due to their high capacity. However, there are still

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Highlights KN-II Series Pneumatic Weld Head

August 2, 2018

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Boston

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Ma

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United States

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Highlights KN-II Series Pneumatic Weld Head Extensively proven for hermetic sealing applications in industrial environments around the world MONROVIA, CA – AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA INC., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, highlights the KN-II Series Pneumatic Weld Head, a robust, low maintenance weld head ideal for opposed electrode welding applications that require fast follow-up to prevent material expulsion. The KN-II is also a good choice for welding ring or annular projections with a perimeter length ranging from 0.40 to 7.0 inches and for microelectronic cap welding applications

Saft to supply complete onboard battery systems for all new Boeing 777 twin-engine airliners

July 19, 2018

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Paris

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France

Boeing has awarded Saft a contract to fit all its new 777 and 777X airliners with onboard rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery systems comprising ULM ultra-low maintenance EverskyTM batteries combined with a dedicated charger. The new Saft battery system is designed to offer Boeing 777 operators superior performance and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) due to extended maintenance intervals. Customers can retrofit existing 777 airplanes with these new systems distributed by Boeing Global Services subsidiary Aviall.   The 777 contract, which will apply to all new aircraft delivered from the first quarter of 2019, is Saft’s first direct contract with

Nominations Open for Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards

July 18, 2018

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Pasadena

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California

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United States

Pasadena, Calif. – July 18, 2018 –Energy Storage North America(ESNA) today issued a call for nominations for the 2018 ESNA Innovation Awards, which are presented annually for innovation, excellence and impact in energy storage.   Key evaluation criteria include project innovation, impact on transforming the storage ecosystem, opening new markets, tapping into multiple value streams, overcoming operational challenges, and increasing reliability, efficiency and resilience across the power grid.   Eligible projects must be sited in North America, as well as installed and fully operational on or before September 1, 2018.   Nominations will be accepted in three categories:   In-Front-of-the-Meter

Mercedes Benz-Daimler, Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor Corporation discuss their e-mobility strategies and the move towards electric vehicles

July 11, 2018

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London

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Other

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United Kingdom

Regarded as a leader for innovation in mobility, Daimler’s battery research and development expert, Benedikt Friess, will share battery development and Daimler’s e-mobility strategy at Argus Batteries in Automotives, which is being held on 18-19 September in Wiesbaden, Germany. The live on-stage interview will explore Daimler’s focus on the drive towards e-mobility. Benedikt will also examine current challenges in finding the optimal balance between energy density, operational stability and cost-efficiency for batteries and will discuss how this fits in with Daimler's strategy for reducing battery cost. The latest developments in electric vehicle technology, and how European car manufacturers are changing strategies

Cementex Announces Insulating Rubber Apron

July 11, 2018

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

Cementex Announces Insulating Rubber Apron Ideal for technicians working on or around battery storage systems Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of its insulating rubber apron, ideal for working on or around battery storage systems. The apron is a good choice for technicians who have to reach over energized conductors to perform standard maintenance. With a base material of Cementex Class 0 Roll Blanket, the apron is composed of high-strength fabric reinforced Type II rubber. Highly puncture- and tear-resistant, the Cementex insulating rubber apron is also flame-resistant (self-extinguishing) and oil- and ozone-resistant. Designed, manufactured, and

Saft joins exclusive group of 100-year-old technology companies

June 29, 2018

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Paris

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France

Saft, the French industrial battery manufacturer, this year joins an exclusive list of technology companies that have existed for a century or more. Founded in 1918, Saft made its name providing highly specialized batteries for uses from transportation to energy storage and from space exploration to the Internet of Things. More than 3,000 customers worldwide rely on Saft batteries for their long life and ability to function in the most extreme conditions. "Saft has been a world leader in battery technology since its inception," said Ghislain Lescuyer, chief executive officer of Saft. "We are exceptionally proud of our history and

Cementex Announces Fully Non-Conductive Fiberglass Measuring Tools

June 26, 2018

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Boston

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MASSACHUSETTS

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United States

Cementex Announces Fully Non-Conductive Fiberglass Measuring Tools Unaffected by environmental changes and retains shape when wet Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of fully non-conductive fiberglass measuring tools. Available are a 33-inch measuring tape and a 6-foot measuring stick. These 100 percent non-conductive measuring tools completely eliminate the potential for one of the most common causes of arc flash and contact with energized conductors – inadvertent contact with metal measuring tools. Because they are fiberglass and not wood, these measuring tools are not affected by environmental changes – even if they get wet, they will