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  • Special Circumstances: How Specialty Pack Startups Can Manage Market Shifts  - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | The steady increase in start-ups in the specialty pack manufacturing space is a direct response to not only a wider adoption and adaptation of batteries for an ever-expanding set of applications, but nuanced consumer needs. As such, startups need to consider several key factors when responding to market demands to ensure… more..
  • Cathode Progress: Small Additions of p-Group Elements Improve Low-Cost Iron-Based Materials - BATTERY POWER NEWS | A group from Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, and Nagoya Institute of Technology has reported a step improvement in the attributes of low-cost, iron-based cathode materials for use in lithium-ion batteries. more..
  • Tipping Point For U.S. Battery Production Equipment - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Currently, the U.S. relies on international markets for the processing of most lithium-battery raw materials. These include critical minerals to produce battery components such as cathodes, anodes, and electrolytes. While clear advances have been made to manufacture these batteries domestically in the US, the ability to mine and process the critical… more..
  • Constructing Tomorrow’s EV Gigafactories - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | As the world embraces the hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the need for gigafactories— massive facilities producing batteries—will continue to surge. The construction of EV battery facilities presents unique challenges and risks that must be carefully managed. From the intricate chemical makeup of batteries to the potential dangers of thermal… more..
  • New Materials Driving Innovation in Rechargeable Batteries - BATTERY POWER NEWS | At the recent International Battery Seminar and Exhibition, several companies shared their efforts developing alternative electrode materials, electrolytes, separators, and current collector metals. Representatives from Nippon Steel Chemical and Materials Co., Feon Energy, Celgard, BenQ Materials Corporation, Dimien, and Enovix shared their innovations in these areas. more..
  • Solid-State Anode-Free Sodium-Ion Batteries Are Here - BATTERY POWER NEWS | “Today will be the first time we release information about sodium all-solid-state batteries in anode-free setup,” Shirley Meng told the audience at last month’s International Battery Seminar & Exhibit. more..
  • Building Better Batteries: How Advanced LIMS Enable Higher Quality, More Sustainable Batteries  - BATTERY POWER ONLINE | The battery production industry is facing unprecedented challenges—from skyrocketing demand and increasing regulatory scrutiny, to mounting pressure for better battery quality and performance. Manufacturers that fail to effectively navigate these difficulties risk reduced profits and losing market share to better-prepared competitors.   more..
  • Albemarle on Lithium Innovations to Fuel Electrification - BATTERY POWER NEWS | At the International Battery Seminar last month, Job Rijssenbeek outlined how Albemarle functions within the lithium-ion battery ecosystem and what the company is doing to be a team player. more..

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Eatron Technologies and Syntiant to Introduce AI-Powered BMS-On-Chip Solution

June 17, 2024

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Messe Stuttgart

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Germany

New chip integrates Eatron’s Intelligent Software Layer into Syntiant’s low-power NDP120 Neural Decision Processor Low-power solution unlocks latent battery capacity, extends longevity, and enhances safety Optimised and cost-effective design offers ease-of-integration and reduced time-to-market A new system-on-chip, the result of an ongoing collaboration between battery management experts Eatron Technologies and edge AI leader Syntiant, offers an unprecedented turnkey solution to the challenges of battery performance and safety for light mobility, industrial and consumer electronics applications. The integration-friendly AI-BMS-on-chip can unlock 10% additional capacity and enhance battery lifespan by up to 25%, while substantially reducing time-to-market. The optimised solution delivers exceptional

AMADA WELD TECH Announces the Release of the WL-300A Precision Laser Welding Workstations

June 17, 2024

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Monrovia

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CA

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United States

AMADA WELD TECH Inc. announces the new WL-300A precision laser welding workstations, configured for continuous wave (CW) or quasi-continuous wave (QCW) fiber lasers. Typical applications include welding of metals, and select plastics, particularly for battery applications. The WL-300A incorporates a laser, motion, cameras, a process monitor, and other accessories. The system is a CDRH Class 1 workstation designed for low to medium-volume production with an operator load/unload of the parts. It is a smaller, standardized version of the company’s highly configurable Delta workstation and is based on the space saving compact platform design of the WL-P300A. The standalone enclosure includes

Aepnus Technology Raises $8 Million to Electrify Chemical Manufacturing for Circular Supply Chains

June 17, 2024

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Oakland

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California

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United States

Aepnus Technology, the developer of an electrochemical platform to improve circularity and reduce emissions in battery supply chain chemicals, raised $8 million in seed financing to accelerate the production of their novel end-to-end sodium sulfate recycling technology. The round was led by Clean Energy Ventures with participation from Voyager Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, Impact Science Ventures, Muus Climate Partners and Gravity Climate Fund. Aepnus will leverage the funding to deploy pilot systems with customers across the battery supply chain, including critical minerals refineries, battery manufacturing plants and battery recycling facilities. The lithium-ion battery supply chain produces millions of tonnes of sodium sulfate waste every year, which is disposed in

UPS for high-energy applications

June 11, 2024

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Middletown

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PA

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United States

High-power applications can run more reliably when backed by the new QUINT HP AC UPS from Phoenix Contact. The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) includes Phoenix Contact’s UPS IQ technology and battery management system, so technicians can always access important data for quick troubleshooting. Previously, applications between 1.5 and 2.5 kVA required connecting two UPS modules and four or more batteries in parallel. The modular QUINT HP AC UPS saves space and reduces costs for larger applications. The panel-mounted platform has a battery capacity range of 7-200 amp hours and can monitor up to five battery units. The new UPS has

EnerPro LFP48280 Battery Energy Storage System Revolutionizes Energy Storage for Residential and Commercial Use

June 7, 2024

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Shenzhen

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Guangdong

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China

EnerPro LFP48280 Battery Energy Storage System Revolutionizes Energy Storage for Residential and Commercial Use Shenzhen, China - June 8, 2024 - Coremax Tech is proud to announce the launch of the EnerPro LFP48280 Battery Energy Storage System, a state-of-the-art solution designed to meet the growing demand for reliable, efficient, and scalable energy storage in residential and commercial applications. The EnerPro LFP48280 utilizes advanced Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery technology to deliver unparalleled performance and flexibility. With a significant capacity of 14.3kWh, this system is engineered to provide long-term energy security and sustainability. Key Features of the EnerPro LFP48280 Include: High

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