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Maximizing throughput and minimizing downtime in battery production with ultrasonics

November 12, 2019

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Energy storage is one of the hot-button topics worldwide. E-mobility, mega factories, and more common stationary applications are relying heavily on lithium-ion batteries, for decentralized energy storage – creating huge industry growth and demand. The requirements for battery products have thus become increasingly diverse and complex. Ultrasonic welding systems by Herrmann Ultrasonics help manufacturers meet the highest standards in weld quality and comply with today’s requirements for process monitoring, quality assurance, and data acquisition. The design of the Herrmann Ultrasonics HiS welding system, is flexible and modular, allowing for easy and rapid integration into different types of production lines for

Immediate Email Notification of System Voltage Anomalies Now Available

November 11, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

Power quality issues are much more common than most owners realize. Facilities today suffer from a myriad of power anomalies that affect the reliability of business operations. Voltage surges, sags, swells and harmonics degrade equipment and electronics over time and many of these issues are easily avoidable. ASCO Power Technologies’ Active Surge Monitor (ASM), offers voltage monitoring capabilities, coupled with industrial-strength surge protection, to help identify and track voltage related issues.   When power quality issues arise in a facility, it’s prudent to identify the type of problem so it can be effectively addressed. Power protection products, like surge protective

ESS Inc. Raises $30 Million From Investor Group to Expand Company and Deploy Next-Generation Flow Battery Energy Storage Systems

October 30, 2019

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Portland

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Oregon

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United States

October 28, 2019 – ESS Inc., a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it has secured $30 million in a Series C investment round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and SoftBank Group’s SB Energy. The funding group includes new investors Evergy Ventures and leading Southeast Asia-based chemical company PTT Global Chemical (GC), joining earlier backers who also invested in this round:BASF Venture Capital, Cycle Capital Management, Presidio Partners Investment Management, IPM Group, and Pangaea Ventures.   The new funding will be used to expand and automate the manufacturing process of ESS Inc.’s second-generation iron

KORE Power Intends to Build 10 GWh Battery Manufacturing Plant in the U.S.

October 22, 2019

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COEUR D’ALENE

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Idaho

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United States

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho, Oct. 22, 2019 -- KORE Power, a leading developer of high-density, high-voltage energy storage solutions, today announced its intentions to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1TM Energy Storage System.  The new facility will produce systems that are made in the USA and will stimulate economic growth with 2,000 U.S.-based manufacturing jobs. The new one million square foot facility will be used to manufacture and produce the company’s Mark 1TM Energy Storage System using state-of-the-art, fully automated battery assembly lines and processes. Once completed, the plant

Dow introduces new products to South Korean market, features robust portfolio of conductive silicones at InterBattery 2019

October 17, 2019

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Pittsfield

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MA

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United States

Dow introduces new products to South Korean market, features robust portfolio of conductive silicones at InterBattery 2019 Dow’s booth spotlights company’s fast-growing portfolio of thermally and electrically conductive silicones for e-mobility applications.     SEOUL, South Korea – October 16, 2019 – Dow (NYSE: Dow), a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, introduced here at InterBattery 2019 (Booth M500) two products for the South Korean market:  DOWSIL™ EA-4700 CV Adhesive, a fast room-temperature cure adhesive for e-mobility substrates, and DOWSIL™ thermally conductive gap fillers for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The company is also spotlighting DOWSIL™ EC-6601 Electrically Conductive

New Cementex YouTube Channel Features Demonstrations and Educational Videos

October 4, 2019

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

New Cementex YouTube Channel Features Demonstrations and Educational Videos Learn how to use tools and equipment safely and productively  Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, is excited to announce its new YouTube Channel, which features demonstrations and educational videos to help customers understand how to use tools safely and productively. First up is a video demonstration on how to use the Cementex CPGI Glove Inflator as part of the OSHA required physical inspection of Class 0 and 00 insulating rubber gloves. The demo shows how easy-to-use design features like the non-slip, non-marring base make visual inspections a snap.

PowerTech Water to Accelerate Commercialization of Breakthrough CapCo™ Products for Removal of Heavy Metals in Battery Manufacturing

October 3, 2019

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Lexington

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Ky

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United States

PowerTech Water, a developer of cleantech water treatment technologies for lead-acid battery manufacturers, has received a $1.5 million Series A round of funding to accelerate the commercialization of its CapCo™ Capacitive Coagulation modules and systems. PowerTech Water develops and markets water treatment products that remove heavy metals from water using its patent-pending CapCo carbon electrode technology. CapCo actively attracts, immobilizes and filters metals with over 99% selectivity. It provides a simplified yet powerful solution that requires no chemicals and generates no toxic sludge by-products while lowering OpEx by up to 90 percent and reducing maintenance requirements. CapCo systems are being

Turn Transfer Switches into Critical Power Information Portals

October 3, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

Florham Park, N.J., U.S.A. — ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, announces the availability of its updated 5170 Transfer Switch Communication Module. The new device installs in ASCO Automatic Transfer Switches to provide a portal for monitoring and controlling critical power equipment. Click the following links to view the product webpage, datasheet, and video. Transfer switches provide the ideal location for monitoring critical power systems. Situated between power sources and loads, they offer a pathway for collecting power data and controlling important backup power functions. By adding new digital IO to its existing Ethernet and RS485 capabilities, the 5170

Shifted Energy to Equip 2,400 Water Heaters in Hawaii with Grid-Interactive Technology to Create Virtual Power Plant

October 2, 2019

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Honolulu

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Hawaii

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United States

Shifted Energy has signed an agreement to incorporate its industry-leading grid-interactive water heaters (GIWH) into Hawaiian Electric Company’s emerging grid services market as part of a Grid Services Purchase Agreement led by Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI), the largest provider of software-as-a-service for grid operations in North America. Shifted Energy will install up to 2,400 GIWH systems across Oahu and Maui, with a specific focus on hard-to-reach customers including low- and moderate-income, apartment dwellers, and renter communities. Under a five-year contract beginning in 2020, the combined GIWH systems will function as a 2.5-megawatt virtual power plant (VPP), making it one of the largest

PRACTICAL RESOURCE INTRODUCES PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES

September 30, 2019

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Norwood

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MA

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United States

NORWOOD, MA -- Artech House today announced the publication Photonic Applications for Radio Systems and Networks, by Fabio Cavaliere and Antonio D’Errico. This hands-on, practical new resource provides optical network designers with basic but necessary information about radio systems air interface and radio access network architecture, protocols, and interfaces, using 5G use cases as relevant example. The book introduces mobile network designers to the transmission modeling techniques for the design of a radio access optical network. The main linear and non-linear propagation effects in optical fiber are covered. The book introduces mobile network designers to the optical technologies used in

Electriq Power Signs Volume Agreement With Large International Manufacturer to Supply Company’s PowerPod Technology

September 24, 2019

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Danvers

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MA

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United States

Dear editors, Electriq Power, the home energy storage and monitoring systems developer, has signed a high-volume white label production agreement for its PowerPod technology, with one of the world’s largest providers of solar products. The release is below and online here. Electriq will deliver multiple elements of white labeled PowerPod systems, with the manufacturer marketing and servicing the product under their product brand, through an extensive U.S. distribution network. The contract also calls for Electriq to provide system integration, product packaging, testing and certifications, communications, firmware, software portals, a Network Operations Center (NOC), and associated user apps. This is the largest order

Hydrostor Announces Close of US$37 Million Growth Financing

September 20, 2019

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Toronto

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Canada

Hydrostor, a leading developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, announced today the closing of US$37 million (C$49 million) in growth financing. RBC Capital Markets acted as Hydrostor’s advisor on the transaction. Meridiam, the global developer, asset and fund manager specializing in sustainable infrastructure and energy transition projects, has formed a strategic partnership to support the origination and development of Hydrostor projects. Elisabeth Hivon, partner at Meridiam, has joined Hydrostor’s Board of Directors. Renewable energy developer and independent power producer Elemental Energy participated in the fundraising. Hydrostor also received additional funding from existing investors including Canoe Financial, ArcTern

Meet Electric Building Code and Save Hours in Surge Protection Monitoring

September 19, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

Florham Park, N.J., September 20, 2019 — ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, offers the Model 459 Exterior Circuit Surge Protection Hub. The ASCO 400 SERIES SPDs provide class-leading surge mitigation capabilities. Click the following links to view the product webpage, data sheet, product video, and white paper.   The ASCO Model 459 Exterior Circuit Surge Protection Hub is a surge protected tap box designed to simplify compliance with Florida Building Code (FBC) articles 449.3.15.6 & 450.3.19.5 while adopting the NEC 314.28 wiring practices to ensure secure and long-lasting tap connections. Both FBC articles require all exterior electrical circuits to be surge protected

Electriq Power Welcomes Google Energy Strategist Neha Palmer as Board Member and Jan Klube as Vice President of Engineering

September 17, 2019

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San Leandro

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California

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United States

Electriq Power, developer of intelligent and integrated home energy storage, management and monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce that Neha Palmer, Director of Operations and Energy Strategy at Google, has joined the Board of Directors, and Jan Klube, formerly of Enphase Energy, has joined as Vice President of Engineering. Neha Palmer currently leads the team that procures energy and electric infrastructure for Google Inc. A key responsibility includes managing the company’s energy portfolio and sourcing as much renewable energy as possible to power Google’s operations. As a result of these initiatives, the company has been able to match its entire

Energy Storage North America 2019 to Host Third Annual California Germany Bilateral Energy Conference

September 17, 2019

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San Diego

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CA

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United States

The Third Annual California-Germany Bilateral Energy Conference (CGBEC), a collaboration between the California Energy Commission and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, will take place on November 5, 2019, in San Diego. This conference will highlight key energy policy drivers and challenges for California and Germany and will provide a platform for presenting and discussing experiences and lessons learned. The CGBEC will take place alongside the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) Conference & Exhibition, the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage in North America. CGBEC and ESNA will provide an unprecedented opportunity

Unipower announces new president, John Spillane

September 17, 2019

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Coral Spriongs

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FL

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United States

UNIPOWER LLC, a leading manufacturer of power products announces the addition of John Spillane as President. Spillane officially joined the company on June 10, 2019, with 20 plus years of leadership experience with various global industrial products and automotive parts manufacturing and private equity firms, both domestic and abroad. He has a track record of success in strategic revenue growth, operational excellence, turnaround management, new product development, cost reductions and increasing shareholder value. “The future is very bright here at UNIPOWER; we have many opportunities for growth in both our existing core markets, as well as the new markets we

CEP Technologies Launches New Site For Markets That Need Stampings - Miniature To Small

September 11, 2019

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Yonkers

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New York

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United States

CEP Technologies Corp. has launched a new website for manufacturers that need custom miniature to small progressive stampings. Streamlined navigation makes the site easy to access for automotive OEMs. The site is also designed to support a diverse group of industries that range from telecommunications, consumer goods and EMI/RFI shielding to electrical switches, medical devices, battery contacts, power protection and oil and gas and market spaces in between.   The IATF 16949:2016 certified medium to high-volume stamper can design and fabricate progressive tooling for complex parts based on CAD, DXF, DWG or STP file formats. CEP’s prototyping services can test

Cementex Announces Insulating Rubber Apron Now Available with New Belt Strap

September 11, 2019

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

Cementex Announces Insulating Rubber Apron Now Available with New Belt Strap 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, now available with a new belt strap and is 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. The new belt strap allows for easy cinching at the waist to help decrease the risk of the apron dragging across batteries. With a base material

Dow showcases new materials at The Battery Show North America 2019

September 10, 2019

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Novi

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Michigan

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United States

Dow showcases new materials at The Battery Show North America 2019 Automotive electronic specialists invite attendees to discuss latest materials innovations   NOVI, Mich. – Sept. 10, 2019 – Dow Performance Silicones, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation is showcasing at The Battery Show North America 2019 (booth #811) new materials and capabilities for electric vehicle (EV) and battery pack designers to help manage thermal, adhesion, sealing and throughput challenges. Specifically, Dow is featuring at its booth its newest adhesion and conductive materials innovations: DOWSIL™ EA-4700 CV Adhesive and DOWSIL™ EC-6601 Electrically Conductive Adhesive. Other industry-leading Dow

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Highlights Resistance Welding, Pulsed Arc Welding and Laser Processing Equipment for Battery Pack Manufacturing at The Battery Show 2019

September 10, 2019

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Monrovia

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CA

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United States

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 2019, to be held September 10-12, 2019, in Novi, Michigan. Visit Booth # 2552 in the Suburban Collection Showplace to see CD-V Series capacitive discharge (CD) welding power supplies with TL-V weld heads and the LMWS workstation paired with the LMF70-HP pulsed fiber laser for marking and welding. Also on display will be the MM-400A desktop resistance weld checker and the MM-410A handheld resistance weld tester. The

Lithium Battery company Lithium Werks acquiring System Integrator LiiON

September 9, 2019

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Enschede

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Netherlands

Lithium Werks B.V. (www.lithiumwerks.com), a fast-growing lithium-ion battery and portable power solutions group, announces the acquisition of energy storage system integrator LiiON, LLC (http://liionllc.com/). The closing of the acquisition is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter, pending customary closing conditions. “Liion is a truly complementary fit with talented people, innovative solutions and leading customers in the fast-growing verticals of UPS (uninterrupted power supply) data centers, telecom, cable and other energy storage markets,” said T. Joseph Fisher III, CEO, Lithium Werks. “As a result of this acquisition, Lithium Werks will be able to offer both new and existing customers

KORE Power Increases Gigawatt Capacity for Mark 1 Energy Storage System Production

September 5, 2019

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COEUR D’ALENE

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Idaho

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United States

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho, Sept. 05, 2019 -- KORE Power, a leading developer of high density, high voltage energy storage solutions, today provides an update about the manufacturing, assembly, testing and development process for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System in advance of expected production in Q1 2020. The KORE Power team met with manufacturing partner, Do-Fluoride Chemicals (DFD), last month at DFD’s plant in Jiaozuo, China to enhance the structural design of the Mark 1 solution and review the cell technology and processes for manufacturing, assembly and quality control. The trip was a success and KORE Power anticipates that production of

ASCO Power Technologies Broadens Connectivity Options for Critical Power Management Systems

September 3, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

Florham Park, N.J., September 3, 2019 — ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, has expanded the capabilities of its ASCO 5160 SERIES PowerQuest Connectivity Units (PCS). The ASCO PowerQuest Critical Power Management System (CPMS) has always provided class-leading communications for critical equipment monitoring networks. ASCO’s newest Connectivity Units ease deployment of redundant communication pathways and increase flexibility for network designers. At the heart of every ASCO CPMS is a network that transmits data using Ethernet. ASCO Connectivity Units convert data from power devices to Ethernet and connect power devices to the CPMS platform. Using ASCO

Powerful and configurable DC/DC converters

August 28, 2019

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Middletown

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PA

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United States

Phoenix Contact’s new QUINT DC/DC converters incorporate proven QUINT features, like Power Boost,  Selective Fuse Breaking (SFB) technology, and an integrated passive interface, for improved reliability and easy configuration. The QUINT DC/DC converters provide a precise DC voltage. They can alter voltage levels, amplify voltage at the end of long cables, or enable the creation of independent supply systems by means of electrical isolation. The new generation has a dynamic power boost with up to 200 percent of the rated current for up to five seconds when starting heavy loads. A secure passive interface makes it easy to configure monitoring

NOVONIX to Provide Battery Development and Testing Services to KORE Power

August 20, 2019

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COEUR D'ALENE

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Idaho

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United States

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Aug. 20, 2019 -- KORE Power and Novonix Battery Testing Services Inc. (“NOVONIX”, a subsidiary of Novonix Ltd (ASX:NVX), have entered into a testing and consulting services agreement in relation to KORE Power’s suite of lithium-ion battery technology, the Mark 1 Energy Storage System. KORE Power will conduct research and development with NOVONIX to improve their battery technology utilizing NOVONIX’s proprietary battery cell testing technologies. The project will support KORE Power’s objectives of building high quality energy storage systems and battery cell manufacturing in North America. “The team at NOVONIX will collaborate with KORE Power in our