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SBS, LLC Opens Branch in Dallas, Texas

April 30, 2019

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Menomonee Falls

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Wisconsin

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United States

Storage Battery Systems, LLC (SBS) has announced the opening of a new full-service stocking branch in Dallas, TX. For over 100 years, customers have looked to SBS for innovative material handling and transportation “Power Solutions”. Effective April, 2019, the branch is serving the greater Dallas area, including Ft Worth, Arlington, Grapevine, Plano, Richardson and Garland. The Dallas branch designs and builds custom motive power batteries.  It also stocks battery chargers, test equipment and many of the most common battery sizes. In addition to an extensive selection of used equipment and reconditioned batteries and chargers, it offers a full menu of

Electrode Plant Offered by Hilco Industrial and The Branford Group

April 24, 2019

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United States

Electrode Plant Offered by Hilco Industrial and The Branford Group   News provided by Hilco Industrial Mar 18, 2019, 12:37 ET Share this article NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilco Industrial, in partnership with The Branford Group, have announced today the turnkey offering of one of the largest electrode plants in North America. This Michigan-based manufacturing facility has a production capacity of 4,000,000 battery cells per year. The plant is strategically located just 20 miles from Detroit. The assets include complete anode and cathode processing lines, including material mixing, coating, drying, roll slitting, packaging and solvent recovery systems. The

Natron Energy Appoints Energy Storage Veterans Dr. Robert Rogan and Jack Pouchet to Executive Team

April 23, 2019

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Santa Clara

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CA

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United States

Santa Clara, Calif. ­– April 23, 2019 ­– Natron Energy, a provider of battery products using Prussian blue electrode chemistry, announces the appointment of two well-established energy storage veterans, Dr. Robert Rogan and Jack Pouchet. Rogan will serve as Chief Business Officer, and Pouchet will lead Natron’s sales team as Vice President of Sales. “Natron Energy is raising the bar in performance, reliability, safety and environmental friendliness of energy storage based on our patented Prussian blue technology,” said Colin Wessells, CEO of Natron Energy. “We are excited to bring Robert and Jack to the Natron team as their vast technical

Sidhu Laboratories Develops 100% Solid State, High-Performance Polymer Electrolytes for Next-Generation Advanced Batteries

April 22, 2019

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Bordentown

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NJ

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United States

Sidhu Laboratories, a new start-up technology company focused on developing advanced energy storage systems, introduces a class of 100% solid-state, high-performance polymer electrolytic membranes called SiLyte™ that offer numerous advantages over standard liquid electrolytes used in traditional batteries. Void of any ionic liquids, low-boiling point solvents or low-viscous oils and gels, the SiLyte™ platform of electrolytic membranes are safe, high-performance and mechanically-strong polymer electrolytes that promise to revolutionize lithium-ion batteries known to explode when overheated or overcharged.  Li-ion batteries also are expensive to manufacture, sensitive to temperature and become unusable if the voltage falls below a certain level. “Our energy

Cementex Announces New Manufacturer’s Representative SouthCon

April 18, 2019

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Boston

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MASSACHUSETTS

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United States

 Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces that the company has a new Manufacturer’s Representative for the Southeast Region. With this new partnership, Cementex looks forward to continued growth in the Southeast region of the U.S. SouthCon, a highly respected representative within the safety tool industry, began representing Cementex in August of 2018. SouthCon will represent Cementex to all customers in the Southeast region, which includes all of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia as well as Florida west of and bounded by the Apalachicola River. Customers can contact SouthCon’s general offices in Alabama at (205) 324-8656 or in Georgia at

ASCO 5702 Power Management Gateway - Facility Power Management in a Box

April 17, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, debuts the ASCO 5702 Power Management Gateway. This device offers an advanced power management platform for hospitals and medical facilities in a single, stand-alone, industrial-grade product that is easy to deploy. The 5702 Gateway provides state-of-the-art capabilities for monitoring and testing critical power equipment, evaluating power conditions, notifying key personnel, and streamlining Joint Commission and NFPA compliance. Scalable to a Wide Range of Applications The ASCO 5702 can monitor and control up to 256 power devices in small and large critical power systems alike. The device is especially suited

Ice Energy Signs Distribution Partnerships to Target Residential Building Market in Southern California

April 12, 2019

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Costa Mesa

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California

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United States

Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, has executed product distribution agreements with four leading regional companies to sell, install, and maintain its intelligent residential air conditioning system, the Ice Bear 20. Distribution partners are now actively engaged and working with architects, builders, and homeowners in California. They are specifically targeting those who wish to pair the Ice Bear air conditioner with a solar PV system, in order to create net-zero homes that automatically bypass the state’s new time-of-use peak rates. “This distribution network will enable us to further expand our footprint in the residential market

Overseas Promotion of GBF ASIA 2019 in Japan

April 12, 2019

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Guangzhou

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Guangdong

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China

On Feb 27th 2019, GBF ASIA 2019 Committee visited Battery Japan 2019, and had very productive conversations with global enterprises, including Japanese enterprises like Furukawa, FDK, PRIMIX, ZEON, BOURNS, MUNTERS, as well as Chinese enterprises like Tianqi, lingood, Wuxi Lead, NUODE, and many others from South Korea and Germany.     Through communication, we found that with the expansion of China's EV market, the number of Japanese exhibitors interested in exploring the Chinese market increased year by year.   This trip served as a great chance for us to introduce GBF ASIA 2019 to the exhibitors and media from all over the world, most of whom gave us their high

SOLID POWER RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY

April 11, 2019

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Longmont

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Colorado

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United States

  CONTACT: Lisa Metzger lisametzger@avocetcommunications.com 720-771-4238     SOLID POWER RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY Partners To Develop Solid-State Batteries For Future Electric Vehicles LOUISVILLE, CO (April 11, 2019) – Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries. The announced partnership will focus on further developing ASSBs toward automotive requirements. This partnership will heavily leverage Solid Power’s first fully automated, roll-to-roll production facility, which is anticipated to be fully operational in Q2 2019.  

ASCO 5101 Engine Start Modules Offer NEC®-Compliant Monitoring for Engine Start Circuits

April 3, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

ASCO 5101 Engine Start Modules Offer NEC®-Compliant Monitoring for Engine Start Circuits The 5101 Generator and ATS Modules indicate start circuit availability to avoid potential outages   Florham Park, N.J., April 3, 2019 — ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, debuts its new ASCO 5101 Engine Start Modules. These devices continually monitor the operability of Engine Start Signal Circuits to ensure that engine-generators will receive start signals when emergency power is needed. They also start engine-generators as soon as start circuit faults are detected. An emergency engine-generator must start automatically when it receives a signal

ASCO Offers Low Voltage Surge Protector with Self-Resetting Fuses

March 29, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

ASCO Offers Low Voltage Surge Protector with Self-Resetting Fuses The Model 175 Offers 3-Stage Suppression for Superior Protection   Florham Park, N.J., March 29, 2019 — ASCO Power Technologies, the world's leading provider of critical power solutions, is offering its Model 175 surge protective device for data transmission applications that use two pairs of wires. Especially suited for protecting equipment in security, access control, alarm, and video systems, the Model 175 mitigates transient overvoltages using a combination of a gas discharge tube (GDTs) and silicon avalanche diodes (SADs). ASCO Product Manager, Bob Behl states, "The GDTs have low capacitance and

Indipro Tools Releases Porta-Pak Battery at NAB 2019

March 26, 2019

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LAS VEGAS, MARCH 26, 2019 – Indipro Tools, manufacturers of premium power solutions for digital and professional video applications, will unveil its new Porta-Pak battery at NAB 2019 (Central Hall, Booth 11145). This versatile 98Wh battery is specifically tailored to integrate seamlessly with DSLR camera monitors, LED lighting and audio/video converters. With its small footprint (3x5x1.5-inches), the Porta-Pak 98Wh battery enables users to power up their camera and accessories conveniently using one compact power source. The battery incorporates a 2.5mm outputting connector at 12V, a 2.1mm outputting connector at 7.4V and a 5V USB to charge multiple devices at once.

Achieve SIL 3 without external redundancy

March 21, 2019

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Middletown

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PA

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United States

Phoenix Contact’s premium QUINT POWER line now includes a single-device solution that meets functional safety applications up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3. The new QUINT 20+ power supply has an integrated decoupling MOSFET and double overvoltage protection circuitry to meet rigorous SIL 3 safety regulations without the need for external redundancy. The QUINT 20+ power supply introduces a single conformally coated device solution with ATEX, IECEx and Class I, Division 2 approvals, which allows the power supply to be mounted within potentially explosive areas (Zone 2). The functional safety approval allows the QUINT 20+ power supply to be used

SBS, LLC Introducing New Battery Technologies at ProMat 2019

March 19, 2019

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Menomonee Falls

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WI

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United States

Storage Battery Systems, LLC is partnering with Systems Sunlight S.A. on the introduction of two new batteries at Promat 2019, the premier trade show serving the motive power and material handling industries. The two new batteries are Xtreme Force featuring Copper Stretch Metal and SUNLIGHT LiON FORCE. Today’s industrial batteries must be able to operate under extreme conditions and run longer. That’s due to the increasing demands of material handling and logistics as well as the diversity of applications of modern electric forklifts. Copper Stretch Metal (CSM) motive power batteries offer longer runtime under extreme conditions. The higher energy content

Responsible Battery Coalition and Canadian Battery Association Team-Up to Support Battery Retrieval from Remote Canadian Communities

March 19, 2019

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Washington

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District of Columbia

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United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 Contact: John Kyte March 19, 2019                                                                                                           318-243-4370 john@responsiblebattery.org   Responsible Battery Coalition and Canadian Battery Association Team-Up to Support Battery Retrieval from Remote Canadian Communities   First Nations Communities Commit to Recycle Used Vehicle Batteries   Toronto, Canada (March 19, 2019) – Pledging to support the retrieval and recycling of used vehicle batteries from hundreds of remote communities across Canada, the U.S.-based non-profit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Canadian Battery Association (CBA) recently met with First Nations representatives in northern Manitoba to join forces in managing used vehicle batteries in an environmentally-responsible manner.   The

ASCO 7000 SERIES Automatic Transfer Switches Available in Four Transition Modes

March 19, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, continues to expand the capabilities of its ASCO 7000 SERIES Power Transfer Switches. Available in ampacities up to 4000 Amps, ASCO SERIES 7000 Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) are available in four transition modes: Open Transition – Straightforward “break-before-make” switching that serves a wide variety of applications. Delayed Transition – Avoids large inrush currents by providing time for motors to slow and inductive loads to decay. Closed Transition – Overlaps power sources for “make-before-break” switching that avoids momentary power interruptions. Soft Load – Simultaneously ramps down power from the original

Cementex Announces Improved Insulated Torque Wrenches

March 18, 2019

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Boston

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MASSACHUSETTS

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United States

Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of updated insulated torque wrenches featuring the company’s industry-leading double-insulation technology. Made of top grade materials, calibrated according to ASME B107 standards (traceable to NIST), and manufactured according to ISO standards, Cementex double-insulated torque wrenches are designed to provide protection in potentially hazardous electrical work environments. They are the first choice for compliance with safeguarding both qualified workers and equipment. Cementex insulated torque wrenches feature two separate layers of insulation for twice the protection. A yellow undercoat is covered by an orange overcoating to create a high-voltage barrier. The

Bitrode Corporation Appoints Cyril Narishkin as CEO/COO to Support Innovation and Growth in 2019

March 11, 2019

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St. Louis

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MO

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United States

Bitrode Corporation, an innovative energy storage solutions company based in St. Louis, announces the appointment of Cyril Narishkin as CEO/COO to enhance innovation, service standards, and manufacturing processes that impact Bitrode’s global customer base. The decision was made on January 7 by Bitrode’s Board of Directors. Prior to assuming these leadership roles, Narishkin served as a consultant to the company for approximately eight months. He replaces Paolo Raponi. “As our growing number of customers across the world rely on Bitrode to deliver products and support critical to their missions, we must continue to develop new ways to improve efficiency and

Phihong Introduces Family of Extended Operating Range Battery Chargers for Mobility Aid Scooters & Wheelchairs

March 8, 2019

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Fremont

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CA

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United States

Phihong, a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has announced its lineup of extended operating range battery chargers for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The complete line of products include: 2.5A, 3.5A and 8A chargers for different battery capacities. The DA80U-240A-R and the DA64U-240A-R, rated 24V/3.5A and 24V/2.5A, respectively, work with AGM batteries and come in a compact, fan-less case measuring 6.14” x 3.11” x 1.77” weighing under two pounds. With an operating temperature range of -25ºC to +50ºC, they offer the widest range in the industry for comparable prices. The DA200U-250A-R, rated 24V/8A, is capable of user-selectable charging

ESS Inc. Launches Industry-First Flow Battery Insurance with Munich Re

March 7, 2019

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Portland

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Oregon

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United States

March 7, 2019 – ESS Inc., the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it is now including 10-year insurance coverage on its long-duration energy storage products through Munich Re, one of the world’s leading insurance companies. The innovative policy provides warranty backstop for ESS Inc.’s proprietary flow battery technology, supporting the system performance guarantee regardless of project size or location. ESS Inc. has also collaborated with Munich Re to develop a separate Project Cover to ensure a bankable product offering. The Cover directly addresses technology risk and business continuity risk, and can be extended in order to provide

Battery Streak Batteries Achieves 80% State-of-Charge in 10 Minutes

March 6, 2019

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Thousand Oaks

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CA

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United States

Battery Streak Batteries Achieves 80% State-of-Charge in 10 Minutes Thousand Oaks, Calif. (March 6, 2019)—Thousand Oaks, California-based Battery Streak announced it has made a significant breakthrough in battery charging capabilities. It has achieved a charge rate from empty to 80 percent charge in only 10 minutes in a 1 amp-hour cell. The company began manufacturing prototypes in January. Prototype delivery to interested companies started the first quarter of 2019. "We have received dozens of requests from companies that want samples of our batteries," says David Grant, Battery Streak CEO. "What's exciting is that our tests show the batteries' fast charge

UNIPOWER RECEIVES NEW ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

February 28, 2019

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Rancho Santa Margarita

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California

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United States

February 27, 2019 (Coral Springs, FL) — Today, UNIPOWER, the leading provider in power for mission-critical applications and high efficiency systems, achieved certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, reflecting the organization’s long-term commitment to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction. The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.   ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard, and has recently undergone a periodic update to better reflect modern business challenges. Last modified in 2008, the new 2015 version of ISO 9001 is the result of input from business and technical

Johnson Matthey and Lithium Werks sign long-term LFP battery materials supply agreement

February 28, 2019

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Austin

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TX

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United States

Under the agreement, which will start 1 April 2019 and run for five years, JM will supply its lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cathode material manufactured at its facility in Changzhou, China. The cathode material is a key component in battery cells produced by Lithium Werks, for a range of applications, including material handling, large motive, maritime and energy storage. Through incorporating JM’s advanced LFP technology into Lithium Werks’ batteries, both companies are excited to work together to support the growing demand from industry and consumers for higher performing energy storage technologies. Commenting on the agreement, Alan Nelson, Chief Technology

Quest Controls Introduces OspreyDCM™ Software, a Power System Monitoring and Operational Management Solution

February 27, 2019

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Palmetto

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Florida

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United States

After extensive research and development, Quest Controls announces the release of OspreyDCM, a premier power monitoring and management platform. OspreyDCM was designed for users to quickly and efficiently monitor large volumes of power equipment through a refined intuitive interface. Aggressively priced, OspreyDCM hosts a robust set of features for unlimited monitoring and alarming of PDUs, DC Plants, UPSs and other SNMP communicating critical power equipment. OspreyDCM’s customizable dashboard rolls up data from the building level down to the outlet, personalizing metrics delivery for each user. Auto-discovery tools facilitate connecting directly to power systems and commissioning within minutes.  Configuration options for

Cementex Announces Color Change in Hundred Series Arc Rated Face Shields

February 19, 2019

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

Cementex Announces Color Change in Hundred Series Arc Rated Face Shields New gray shields offer true color and improved peripheral vision for electricians servicing energized equipment Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces that the color of the company’s Arc Flash Resistant PPE Task Wear Face Shield has changed from green to gray. Providing exceptional Visible Light Transfer (VLT), the Cementex Hundred Series are constructed with a True Color Gray (TCG) Arc Rated Face Shield, improving technician vision over prior green models. The Cementex Hundred Series Arc Rated Face Shields feature a molded shape to minimize vision distortion.