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  • CPG Updates Predictive Analytics, Monitoring Platform - BATTERY POWER NEWS | CPG has announced updates to its cloud-based Insight for Batteries predictive analytics and monitoring platform. The platform now includes advanced machine learning algorithms that automate time to replace (TTR) predictions while supporting continued trend analysis, as well as critical alarm notifications that help mitigate the risk of load-loss. more..
  • Voltaplex Launches AI-Driven Pack Design Platform - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Voltaplex Energy has launched Voltx.ai Alpha, a free, cloud-based battery design software that uses AI to enable engineering teams to rapidly prototype new lithium-ion battery pack designs. more..
  • UCAP Power Acquires Maxwell Technologies Korea, Raises Special Purpose Venture Fund - BATTERY POWER NEWS | UCAP Power has completed the purchase of Maxwell Technologies Korea, the Korean-based ultracapacitor business, as well as closed on a special purpose venture round of funding led by Grantchester C Change. The company made both announcements last week. more..
  • Great Strides Built On Small Innovations  - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | In the eyes of the consumer—or the eyes of governments seeking ways to realize a cleaner, cooler and lower-carbon future—the remarkable strides made by battery developers and manufacturers in commercializing reliable and increasingly affordable battery and charging technology can seem routine. But they are not. Each enhancement is the result of intense effort.  more..
  • New Battery Separator Allows for Liquified Gas Electrolyte, Extremely Low Temperature Performance - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a separator that keeps the gas-based electrolytes from vaporizing. This new separator could help prevent the buildup of pressure inside the battery that leads to swelling and explosions, and also boosts battery performance at ultra-low temperatures. more..
  • Mikolajczak Takes VP Manufacturing Engineering Role at QuantumScape - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Celina Mikolajczak, formerly of Tesla, Uber, and Panasonic, is joining QuantumScape Corporation as Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering. In this role, Mikolajczak will lead the transition of the company’s tools and manufacturing processes from research and development to production. more..
  • Tracing Oxygen Loss from Electrodes: DOE, Stanford Team Image Oxygen Vacancies - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | When lithium ions flow in and out of a battery electrode during charging and discharging, a tiny bit of oxygen seeps out and the battery's voltage fades an equally tiny bit. But the losses mount over time and can eventually sap the battery's energy storage capacity by 10-15%. Now researchers have… more..
  • New Joint Industry Program Investigates Battery Degradation For the Grid  - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Tex., has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. JIP efforts will include developing new test cycles for batteries employed in grid applications, estimating the life span of batteries and their potential for failure, and reducing likelihood of… more..

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Silicone Sponge with Conductive Coating for ESD Protection

July 29, 2021

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Philadelphia

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Stockwell Elastomerics announces the availability of a new brochure with sample packets demonstrating the performance properties of its closed cell silicone sponge products with T62 conductive coating for ESD protection. Test engineers, manufacturing engineers and technicians seeking a soft, resilient sponge gasket material that performs well in temperatures from -70°F to 300°F with ESD grounding properties benefit from these closed cell silicone sponge products. Until recently, closed cell silicone sponge was only available in a non-conductive condition, with electrical insulating properties that would hold a static charge and potentially damage sensitive electronics. Stockwell Elastomerics developed its T62 conductive surface coating

Tucson Electric Power and Shifted Energy to Evaluate Machine Learning-based Load Control through EPRI Incubatenergy® Program

July 27, 2021

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Honolulu

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HI

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United States

HONOLULU, HI (July 27, 2021) – The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Incubatenergy Labs program announced that Shifted Energy was selected as one of 20 startup companies that will conduct accelerated demonstrations of their technologies with utilities and EPRI as part of Incubatenergy Labs’ 2021 Cohort. The company will collaborate with Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to install intelligent load control switches on residential water heaters, leveraging machine learning to provide the utility with better load forecasting and load shaping. Shifted Energy was chosen from among more than 250 international startups by a panel of global utility and EPRI

DC/DC converters with conformal coating

July 26, 2021

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Middletown

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PA

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United States

The newest QUINT DC/DC converters from Phoenix Contact feature conformal coating for protection in harsh environments. The converters have been approved for use in ATEX, IECEx, and Class I, Division 2 locations, so they can be used in hazardous locations around the globe. The conformal coating protects against dust and conductive debris, corrosive gases, and humidity, and it prevents failures due to creepage currents and electromechanical corrosion. It also reduces the risk of failure due to vibration and thermal shock. The DC/DC converters can amplify, isolate, and convert voltage, and they also allow for the creation of an independent supply

Exponential Power Names New Chief Operating Officer

July 21, 2021

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Menomonee Falls

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Wisconsin

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United States

Exponential Power, Inc., a leading provider of stored power solutions, named Ms. Cindy Leist as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cindy will lead an operations staff focused on delivering reliability, advancing technology and providing an unmatched experience to customers. Before joining Exponential Power, Cindy managed the global operations team at United Wheels (Huffy Bicycles), achieving record-setting revenue, growth and volumes.  She has also held operational leadership roles at Revere Electric, Arrow Electronics and Richardson Electronics. Leveraging her accomplishments and deep experience, Cindy will guide the company in its commitment to delivering excellence while expanding its markets, service reach and

Virtual Peaker and Enel X Partner to Provide Smart Home Energy Solutions

July 21, 2021

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Louisville

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Kentucky

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United States

Virtual Peaker and Enel X Partner to Provide Smart Home Energy Solutions SnoPUD and MMWEC Among First Utility Customers Virtual Peaker, a cloud-based energy management platform, has partnered with Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, to offer smart home energy solutions to utilities and their customers from coast to coast. The Virtual Peaker and Enel X teams have signed multi-device agreements to provide software and energy services for two innovative public utilities, Snohomish County PUD (SnoPUD) and Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC). “Software plays a critical and increasingly urgent role in transforming how we as

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Vacuum Technology for Li-ion Batteries

Vacuum Technology for Li-ion Batteries
Pfeiffer Vacuum offers solutions for Li-ion battery production including drying, filling under vacuum and leak testing. For drying processes under vacuum or pre-evacuation prior to electrolyte filling there are dry and oil-sealed standard and ATEX pumps. Leak testing systems with air and tracer gases for components like cell covers, modules, packs and coolant circuits ensure battery performance.

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