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  • Panasonic’s Plans For Pack Size, Sustainability, Gigafactory Update - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Celina Mikolajczak, VP of Engineering and Battery Technology at Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA), updated the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference attendees yesterday on the Gigafactory located outside Reno, Nevada—a shared space between PENA and Tesla. more..
  • GM CEO Barra Outlines All-Electric Future with AI On Board at CES  - BATTERY POWER NEWS | GM CEO Mary Barra outlined plans for the company to go “all electric” in its vehicle lineup at the CES event held virtually this week.   more..
  • Group14 Nets $17M For Energy Dense Batteries, Domestic Lithium Ion Supply Chain - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Group14 Technologies, a global provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, today announced it has secured $17 million in Series B funding. Group14 will leverage this operating capital to scale production to meet the increasing demand for its flagship product SCC55, which affords up to 50% more energy density than… more..
  • The Measure of Measurement: Identifying Sensor Needs, Solutions - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | At NDC Technologies, advances in battery technologies are driven by the customer’s needs explains Gareth Joseph, Global Business Director, Lithium Ion Battery Technology Solutions. Recently, Craig Wohlers, Executive Director of Conferences at Cambridge EnerTech, spoke with Joseph about NDC’s market observations and new products. more..
  • Electrification: Opportunities and Obstacles for Battery Recycling - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | The world is experiencing a profound energy transition. Industrial manufacturers across the globe are swapping combustion fuels for electricity in line with global ambitions to decarbonize energy supply and improve energy productivity. But as we look ahead to a world in which the industrial sector is becoming increasingly electrified, one issue… more..
  • Eaton Launches UPS With Intelligent Cybersecurity - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Eaton has launched the Ferrups FXTM uninterruptible power supply, which brings intelligent capabilities and cybersecurity to industrial applications ranging from manufacturing facilities to agricultural plants to global military installations. The Ferrups FXTM UPS is designed for harsh power environments in industries where downtime can have a significant impact on safety, production… more..
  • Marine Battery Production Making Gains Through Automation  - BATTERY POWER NEWS | Siemens has built a factory in Norway to automate the production of marine batteries being used to power an all-electric ferry.  more..
  • DC Power Maintenance Strategies for Reliability  - BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | According to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), 98% of all power outages last less than 10 seconds. Yet, if the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) batteries fail during those 10 seconds, consequences can be significant. more..

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Hong Kong Innovation Takes Center Stage at CES 2021

January 12, 2021

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Las Vegas

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Nevada

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United States

Hong Kong innovation and technology expertise will be on vibrant display at CES 2021, with 22 of the region’s leading entrepreneurs and innovators exhibiting at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) 44th annual Hong Kong Pavilion at CES. Held virtually from January 11 – 14, this year’s exhibits will showcase why Hong Kong is the ideal incubator and launchpad for tech innovation and global business success. Hong Kong has long been a leading source of entrepreneurship and tech innovation, and despite global economic slowdowns in 2020, the city has continued to be a hotbed for business development across Asia

AMADA WELD TECH Announces CD-A1000A Capacitive Discharge Welder

January 12, 2021

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Monrovia

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California

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United States

AMADA WELD TECH, INC., a leading manufacturer of welding, marking, cutting, sealing, and bonding technology, announces the release of the CD-A1000A, a 1000 watt-second advanced capacitive discharge welder, ideal for battery tab welding, honeycomb tacking, and welding of conductive terminals. This next generation CD welder is the latest in a long line of CD welders manufactured by AMADA WELD TECH.  The unit is automation-ready and features dual pulse output with control and monitoring of both pulses. The dual pulse function helps overcome surface inconsistencies –such as dirt and oil contamination - during the first pulse and makes consistent welds with

IP65 RATED HELiION FEN SERIES EXPANDS OUTDOOR STORAGE OPTIONS

January 7, 2021

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Newton

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MA

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United States

MPINarada announces the new IP65 outdoor-rated, UL 1973 certified HELiION FEN Series 48V Lithium LFP battery system.  With innovation and advancements in online technology moving faster than ever, the demand for bandwidth increases exponentially, giving rise to the increased need for secure battery backup solutions.  The Narada IP65 rated HELiION FEN Series batteries are secure, quality batteries that can be used outside an existing structure, or on a pole, and provide multiple benefits anywhere outdoor power is needed.  The advanced intelligence of the lithium battery technology features a simple installation and load/charge system integration.  Its energy transfer patented technology provides

Lithium Werks Achieves IATF 16949 and Renews ISO 9001

December 14, 2020

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Austin

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TX

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United States

Lithium Werks is pleased to announce that it has renewed its long-standing ISO 9001 certification, now valid through late 2023, and upgraded the prior TS 16949:2009 Automotive Quality Certification to the new IATF 16949:2016 certification, registered with BSI (British Standards Institute), for the Changzhou Electrode Coating and Cell Assembly plants. The International Automotive Task Force IATF 16949:2016 is the preferred Automotive Quality Management System and replaces ISO/TS 16949:2009 by integrating the many international Automotive Quality Management Systems like: VDA (Germany), AIAG and QS-9000 (North America), AVSQ (Italy), FIEV (France), and SMMT (UK). Marcus Higginbotham, Global Quality Director for Lithium Werks,

NEW TECHNICAL PAPER FROM MPINARADA PROVIDES INSIDE LOOK TO BATTERY DESIGN

December 11, 2020

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Newton

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MA

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United States

MPINarada has recently released a technical paper highlighting the top design factors that come together to create the most reliable and cost-effective VRLA battery solution. Focusing on the HRXL Series data center battery, MPINarda has utilized data driven insight and science to demonstrate how the perfect mix of technology can best address performance and cost factors in critical battery storage needs. Highlighted in the paper are the four key elements that deliver a long-life, high-performance, reliable battery:  the UX16 alloy, a patented three-part catalyst vent, an advanced reformulated separator, and the NXP5 negative expander.   The benefits of the proprietary

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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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