Take Charge: Follow New Lithium Battery Regulations to Help Ensure Smooth Supply Chain

Bob Richard, Vice President of Regulatory and Government Services
Labelmaster

While lithium batteries deliver superior performance and reliability in numerous applications, the same technology that makes them so useful also presents unique hazards for shippers, carriers and receivers if not safely packed and handled when transported. As a result, regulations in the US and around the world are being significantly revised to better ensure the safe transportation of lithium batteries. Read more about Take Charge: Follow New Lithium Battery Regulations to Help Ensure Smooth Supply Chain

The Mergers & Acquisitions Environment

Scott Mulcahy, Managing Director
XMS Capital Partners

Stock Prices High, Confidence High
Acquisitions are optimistic undertakings. They involve risk. Business leaders feel more confidence when their companies are performing well. Strong operating performance is often coupled with high stock prices and attractive valuation metrics. It is no surprise that, in general, Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) activity tends to rise and fall with the economy and equity markets. Read more about The Mergers & Acquisitions Environment

The Mergers & Acquisitions Environment

Scott Mulcahy, Managing Director
XMS Capital Partners

Stock Prices High, Confidence High
Acquisitions are optimistic undertakings. They involve risk. Business leaders feel more confidence when their companies are performing well. Strong operating performance is often coupled with high stock prices and attractive valuation metrics. It is no surprise that, in general, Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) activity tends to rise and fall with the economy and equity markets. Read more about The Mergers & Acquisitions Environment

Battery Take-Back Legislation: EU Speciality or Worldwide Principle of Waste Management?

Ofira Varga, Senior Consultant
1WEEE Services GmbH

Do you remember the good old days, when government and, in particular, municipalities assumed overall responsibility for waste management? Unfortunately, from a producer’s perspective they are gone in many regions and countries. In 2006, the EU published the Directive 2006/66/EU on batteries and accumulators and introduced take-back obligations for battery producers. Read more about Battery Take-Back Legislation: EU Speciality or Worldwide Principle of Waste Management?

Battery Management With an Intelligent Battery Sensor is Vital to the Success of Future Automotive Designs

Christopher Lohmeier, R&D Engineer, Vishay Intertechnology
Tom Veik, Sr. Engineering Technician, Vishay Intertechnology

Modern automobiles need to become more efficient to comply with future fuel economy standards. Much of this efficiency can be, and has been, gained with innovations that depend on the vehicle’s electrical system. Technological innovations such as stop-start, drive-by-wire, and brake-by-wire systems are just a few of these improvements. All of these new technologies, however, have one major downside in that they rely on the one component of the electrical system that has not seen much innovation since the 1950s, the lead-acid battery. Read more about Battery Management With an Intelligent Battery Sensor is Vital to the Success of Future Automotive Designs

Batteries: An Integrated Solution

Jennifer Eirich, Marketing Manager, Utilities
EnerSys

According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), growth in peak demand for electricity in the US has exceeded transmission growth by almost 25 percent every year since 1982.1 Today’s utilities are now being challenged to manage increasing consumption with an aging and already compromised infrastructure, congested transmission lines and greater reliance on renewable resources. Read more about Batteries: An Integrated Solution

Modular Conveyor Technologies Give Manufacturers an Edge in Battery Assembly Applications

Rick Blake, President
Edgewater Automation

In almost every facet of today’s world, from telecommunications to transportation, from tiny cell phones to construction vehicles, batteries are included. New advances in battery technology, particularly lithium ion and multi-cell prismatic designs, create new, unique challenges in automating battery assembly. Read more about Modular Conveyor Technologies Give Manufacturers an Edge in Battery Assembly Applications