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Fujitsu Develops Power Relay for 6.6kW EV/PHV On-Board Chargers

July 30, 2019

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San Jose

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CA

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United States

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. has announced it is sampling a 6.6kW (32A-250VAC) switching automotive relay for on-board battery chargers in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (EV/PHV). Volume production is expected to begin in March 2020. The FTR-K5 is a 1 Form A PCB relay series that assists with faster EV/PHV battery charging while also meeting automotive vibration and shock resistance specifications. Moreover, its 105degC temperature rating and 8mm insulation distance between coil and contact exceed those of any currently available power relay in this class. The relay features a 5,000VAC withstand voltage between coil and contact and 1,000VAC between adjacent contacts. Despite

Falcon Electric Introduces Extreme Temperature Option to SSG-RP Industrial UPS

July 23, 2019

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Irwindale

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CA

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United States

Falcon Electric, Inc., a leader in industrial UPS systems, announces its new SSG-RP-1H models that protect military and industrial systems in extreme temperature environments against power problems. The new 800VA to 2kVA extreme temperature models are an option to Falcon’s SSG-RP models and are UL recognized to operate reliably in -40°C to 70°C (-40ºF to 158ºF) environments. Like the SSG-RP, the optional 1H models feature ruggedized components that lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by dramatically reducing servicing and downtime. Falcon’s new SSG-RP-1H is an extreme-temperature online UPS with ruggedized features specifically designed for applications in harsh environments that are

Cementex Announces Durable, Oversized Storage Canisters for Arc Flash PPE Task Wear

July 19, 2019

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Boston

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MASSACHUSETTS

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United States

Burlington, NJ – Cementex, a national leader in the manufacture of electrical safety solutions, announces the availability of its PPE storage canisters, which provide ultimate protection for arc flash suits with hoods or face shields, thanks to its oversized 14” diameter. These extra-large, ultra-durable hardsided arc flash storage canisters are designed to withstand the harshest environments and safely store technicians’ most delicate and valuable PPE items. At 14” in diameter and 16” tall, the canister’s extra-large dimensions enable storage of large PPE items, such as a complete Category 4 Arc Flash PPE Kit with a ventilated hood. The canisters also

SABIC ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN CARBON NANOTUBE BUSINESS FOR ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS

July 19, 2019

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Houston

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Texas

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United States

SABIC announced January 16, 2019 that it has taken a majority stake in Black Diamond Structures (“BDS”), a nanotechnology company established in 2014. BDS produces and commercializes MOLECULAR REBAR®, a proprietary technology of modified carbon nanotubes that offers great potential for enhancing the performance of energy storage applications using lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries. BDS is being added as part of SABIC’s Specialties business. According to Alan Leung, Vice President of Specialties, the carbon nanotube technology of BDS will allow Specialties to address several demanding challenges in the energy storage market. In particular, BDS provides game-changing benefits to battery manufacturers looking

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Announces CD-V Series Welding Power Supplies

July 11, 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 micro machining equipment and systems, announces the CD-V Series of Capacitive Discharge Power Supplies and TL-V Series of weld heads. Featuring a fully controllable dual pulse output and a full-color 3.5” user interface, the CD-V Series give consistent welding output for repeatable process results. Typical applications for the CD-V series include battery tab welding, interconnects, honeycomb tacking, fine wire to pad processes, jewelry repair and others. Some key features of the CD-V series include built-in peak current indication for immediate weld fire confirmation, pulse shaping

ASCO Releases Best-In-Class Critical Power Management System

July 3, 2019

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Florham Park

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New Jersey

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United States

ASCO Releases Best-In-Class Critical Power Management System PowerQuest CPMS version 9.0 extends ASCO’s class-leading power management capabilities.   Florham Park, N.J., July 3, 2019 — ASCO Power Technologies, the world’s leading provider of critical power solutions, released a major revision of its PowerQuest Critical Power Management System (CPMS). This platform uses ASCO’s most advanced hardware and software to monitor and manage mission-critical power equipment. ASCO’s product overview video summarized the system’s value. The new 5700-5900 SERIES brochure provides additional detail. See also webpages for the Preconfigured 5700 SERIES and Custom Engineered 5900 SERIES Systems. The ASCO CPMS provides a comprehensive

VARTA Microbattery Exhibits and Presenting at the Wearable Technology Conferend July 9th and 10th, 2019 in San Francisco

July 3, 2019

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Rye

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New York

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United States

Press release Ellwangen, 2 July 2019   A lot of power in a tiny space: CoinPower ensures durability for wearables and hearables VARTA Microbattery at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco Please visit the VARTA booth located in the North Hall of the Moscone Convention Center in Room 25 on July 9th and 10th. Philipp Miehlich, General Manager at VARTA Microbattery, will present: “The Latest Generation of Rechargeable Microbatteries” as part of the “Enabling Tech – The Big Picture”. Join us on July 9th at 2:15 pm in Room 24.   Nowadays, no-one needs a key to open or

UNIPOWER TO SHOW HOW IT HAS THE BACK 0F LAW ENFORCEMENT AT POLICE SECURITY EXPO

June 25, 2019

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Atlantic City

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New Jersey

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United States

  UNIPOWER TO SHOW HOW IT HAS THE BACK 0F LAW ENFORCEMENT AT POLICE SECURITY EXPO High-powered, efficient, reliable power systems, ideal in law enforcement applications, shine in Booth 1235   June 25, 2019 (Atlantic City, NJ) - More than 7,000 law enforcement professionals attending the 33rd annual Police Security Expo have a chance to witness what many state police organizations have already installed—the most efficient, reliable and complete power systems from UNIPOWER, a global leader in power products for mission-critical industrial applications. Visitors to Booth 1235 (Let’s Think Wireless), conveniently located in the center of the Atlantic City Convention

COMPREHENSIVE NEW RESOURCE CAN HELP REDUCE RISK OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERY FAILURES IN FIELD

June 20, 2019

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Norwood

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MA

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United States

Artech House today announced the publication Lithium-Ion Battery Failures in Consumer Electronics, by Ashish Arora, Sneha Arun Lele, Noshirwan Medora and Shukri Souri. This comprehensive resource caters to system designers that are looking to incorporate lithium ion (li-ion) batteries in their applications. Detailed discussion of the various system considerations that must be addressed at the design stage to reduce the risk of failures in the field is presented. The book includes technical details of all state-of-the-art Li-on energy storage subsystems and their requirements, and provides a system designer a single resource detailing all of the common issues navigated when using

UNIPOWER NAMES SHAWN KILMARTIN MANAGER OF ITS DUNLAP, TENN. PLANT

June 17, 2019

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United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             UNIPOWER NAMES SHAWN KILMARTIN MANAGER OF ITS DUNLAP, TENN. PLANT June 17, 2019 (Dunlap, TN) – UNIPOWER, a leading provider of AC and DC power systems for mission critical industrial and commercial applications, today named Shawn Kilmartin of Bryant, Alabama as manager of its Dunlap, Tennessee plant. Responsible for overseeing daily operations at the new facility, Kilmartin’s background and experience includes more than two decades of plant and supply chain management positions where he has demonstrated “a strong ability to motivate and build effective teams with superior skills at sourcing, negotiations and organizational efficiency,” said John Ely,

New Partnership Expands Research into Rechargeable Battery Systems

June 14, 2019

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Malvern

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- None -

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United Kingdom

Energy storage influences every part of modern life, from the cell phone in your pocket to the electric car on the highway. However, seeing the chemistry of what is happening inside a battery while it is in use is indeed tricky, but it could have remarkable opportunities for identifying new materials as well as improving the battery itself. Now, the Next-Generation Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies Lab (NECSTL) at the University of Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center has announced a new energy research partnership with Malvern Panalytical that will enable the lab to do exactly that. The NECSTL, headed by Prashant

Cementex Announces New Sales Representative SERG, Inc.

June 13, 2019

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces that the company has a new Sales Representative for states in the Southeast U.S., including Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida. With this new partnership, Cementex looks forward to continued growth in the Southeast region. The Southeast Electrical Representative Group, known as SERG, Inc., partners with top manufacturers in the industrial, commercial and residential electrical industry. The company began representing Cementex in May of 2019. SERG, Inc. prides itself on its reputation for hardworking, honest, loyal customer service, and provides not just sales but also customer service,

Natron Energy Awarded California Energy Commission Grant to Pair Energy Storage with EV Fast Charging

June 13, 2019

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Santa Clara

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California

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United States

Natron Energy, a provider of battery products using Prussian Blue chemistry, has been awarded a $3 million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will utilize the funds to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station. “Natron Energy has raised the bar in performance, lifetime, and safety of energy storage based on our patented Prussian blue technology,” said Colin Wessells, CEO of Natron Energy. “We are thrilled that the CEC selected our proposal to showcase the benefits of Natron

Viking Cold Solutions Installs 1.3 MW of Thermal Energy Storage in Industrial Cold Storage Facilities as Part of a Massachusetts Utility Demand Management Program

June 11, 2019

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Houston / Boston

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Texas / Massachusetts

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United States

 Viking Cold Solutions, the leading thermal energy storage provider for low-temperature cold storage industries, has completed the installation of eight Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems as part of a utility-backed demand management program in Massachusetts. These eight behind-the-meter TES systems store and facilitate management of approximately 1.3 megawatts (MW) of energy onsite, and do not require any additional real estate for the system components. The average size of the cold storage facilities in the program is approximately 50,000 square feet, with the largest being 157,000 square feet. Installation time averaged 127 days from agreement to commissioning and removal of demand from the grid. The Greater Boston Food Bank was the first TES

Dow launches next generation of silicone optical bonding materials for automotive, consumer displays at CES Asia

June 11, 2019

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Pittsfield

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MA

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United States

SHANGHAI – June 11, 2019 – Dow Performance Silicones, a global leader in silicones, silicone-based technology and innovation is unveiling at CES Asia 2019 (booth N1-1014) two new optical bonding solutions for automotive and consumer displays exposed to harsh environmental conditions. They include DOWSIL™ VE-2003 UV Optical Bonding Material, designed to bond a glass or plastic display cover and touch panel to the LCD or OLED display module, and DOWSIL™ VE-4001 UV Electrode Protective Resin, which protects electrodes on the display module. "As interactive displays in connected vehicles play an increasingly vital role in safety, navigation and entertainment, consumers expect

FM Global shares new fire protection and installation guidance for lithium-ion energy storage systems

June 10, 2019

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Johnston

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RI

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United States

For Immediate Release:     Media Contact Hannah Kaplan Phone: 401 415 1797 E-mail: Hannah.Kaplan@fmglobal.com FM Global shares new fire protection and installation guidance for lithium-ion energy storage systems Publicly available research to inform building and fire codes for safe installation practices Lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS), in high demand for supplying energy to buildings and power grids but under scrutiny for recent fires and explosions, are the focus of new fire protection and installation guidance from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. The complete scientific research findings, the first of their kind to be shared

Dow to spotlight new silicone optical bonding, thermally conductive and EMI shielding solutions at CES Asia 2019

June 7, 2019

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Pittsfield

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MA

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United States

SHANGHAI – June 7, 2019 – Dow Performance Silicones, a global leader in silicones, silicone-based technology and innovation will showcase a wide range of new and recently introduced silicone-based solutions for automotive, communications and consumer electronics applications at CES Asia 2019 (booth N1-1014) from June 11 to 13, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. As a leading customer innovation partner, the company is proactively developing advanced silicone technologies to meet new demands driven by key trends. Dow’s renowned DOWSIL™ and SILASTIC™ solutions for optical bonding, molding, adhesion, heat dissipation and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding are key to enable emerging

Responsible Battery Coalition, Backhaul Alaska Partner to Support Battery Retrieval from Remote Alaskan Communities

June 5, 2019

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Washington

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District of Columbia

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United States

Responsible Battery Coalition, Backhaul Alaska Partner to Support Battery Retrieval from Remote Alaskan Communities   State Organizations and Remote Communities Commit to Recycle Used Vehicle Batteries   Anchorage, AK (June 5, 2019) – Pledging to support the retrieval and recycling of used vehicle batteries from more than 180 remote communities across Alaska, the U.S.-based nonprofit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT), which oversees the Backhaul Alaska program, have signed an agreement to join forces in managing used vehicle batteries in an environmentally responsible manner.   The initiative brings together the RBC’s 2 Million Battery Challenge

Quest Controls Receives Patent for its Smart Adaptive Control HVAC Economizer Algorithm

May 30, 2019

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Palmetto

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FL - Florida

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United States

Quest Controls, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company has received a Patent for its Smart Adaptive Control HVAC Economizer Algorithm.  The first two products to employ the algorithm are the RSC 1000™ and the TELSEC® ESB.  Both are capable of controlling economizers for HVAC systems and saving significant energy costs through free cooling.  Both products provide unique algorithms that deploy smart adaptive control of economizers to optimize energy savings at remote sites.  The RSC 1000 and the TELSEC ESB enable customers to maintain a stable and safe operating environment (temperature and humidity) within their sites while maximizing electricity

Responsible Battery Coalition, University of Michigan Publish First ‘Green Principles’ for Responsible Electric Vehicle Battery Management

May 29, 2019

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Washington

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District of Columbia

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United States

              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             Contacts: John Kyte 318-243-4370 john@responsiblebattery.org   Alexandra Haddad 734-657-0599 ahaddad@umich.edu   Responsible Battery Coalition, University of Michigan Publish First ‘Green Principles’ for Responsible Electric Vehicle Battery Management   Milwaukee (May 28, 2019) – Ten new “Green Principles” for managing the full lifecycle of electric vehicle (EV) batteries are now available to help guide environmentally responsible EV battery manufacturing, use and end-of-life management. A second phase of the university’s research will focus on application of the principles for end users, including specific guidance for optimizing battery life and recommended consumer practices, and is expected to