June 2014


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Feature Article


Switch to New ID Reader Helps Battery Manufacturer Solve Read Rate and Interface Problems
Exide Technologies is one of the world's largest producers, distributors and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company traces every aspect of each build in order to maintain tight control over its production process. In the past, difficulties were experienced in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner and also interfacing the ID readers to the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used to control production lines. <read more>












Guest Blogs

Marking and Labeling Batteries for Transport Operations

Paul Burgess, DGSA, CDGP, Labelmaster

Given the sensational media coverage last year of the problems affecting the Boeing 787 aircraft’s introduction into service, and the variety of transport incidents over the last decade that appear to be at least potentially related to batteries of one sort or another, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the proper and safe classification, packaging, marking and labeling of these important commodities has assumed greater prominence in the transport industry. <read more>



Tesla is the Name on the Industry’s Lips

Robert Gibbison, Global Director of Marketing, Ashland Specialty Ingredients

When British pop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) sang of ‘Tesla Girls’ in 1984, the Toyota Prius was still some 13 years away and the automotive world seemingly in no hurry to move from the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). <read more>

  Sponsored Announcement

Expanding Technology for Advanced
Battery Applications & Fuel Cells

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  New Products

Honeywell Sensing and Control Launches Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor
Honeywell has introduced a Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs that provide a high level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring nanopower (360 nA). <read more>


C&D Technologies Launches VRS12-215F Cycle Service Battery
C&D Technologies, Inc. has expanded its VR Solar product line utilizing C&D’s True Front Access design. The latest product addition to this family is the VRS12-215F. The VRS12-215F incorporates C&D’s DCS technology with Nano-Carbon technology to enhance cycle performance and partial state of charge (PSoC) operation. <read more>


Multi-Cell Battery Monitors Increase Safety, Protection for 12-V to 48-V Industrial Li-Ion Batteries
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a scalable, multi-cell battery monitors that  improve battery pack safety and reduce design time of 12-V to 48-V lithium-ion and lithium-iron phosphate batteries used in e-bikes, power tools and energy storage systems. <read more>


Micrel Launches Highly Integrated Intelligent Power Management Solution
Micrel, Inc. has introduced the MIC23099 power management solution. The device is targeted at single AA/AAA battery cell applications. <read more>


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  Industry News

Paper Battery Company Closes $3.0 Million Series A Financing to Move into Commercial Production

Paper Battery Company has closed a $3.0 million Series A private investment round. The funds will be used to commercialize its first products that promise to significantly improve battery life in smartphones, wearables, accessories and other mobile electronic devices. <read more>


University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and ABB Collaborate on Installation of EV Fast-Charge Stations
With the rise in the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs), the proliferation of local charge stations is becoming important in enhancing range confidence to maximize the benefits of all-electric driving. With support from Nissan and ABB, Inc., the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has installed two EV fast chargers on their campus for public use. <read more>


Bitrode Announces Energy Storage Partnership in Indonesia
Companies seeking reliable battery charging and testing equipment in Indonesia have a new local option.  Bitrode has formed a strategic partnership with Jakarta-based Inter Pasific Cemerlang (IPC) to bring advanced energy storage solutions to Indonesian based businesses. <read more>


Event Listings

BatteryPower2014Build an Educational Foundation with Workshops at Battery Power 2014

Battery Power 2014 will feature pre-conference workshops on August 5th. Seating is limited and typically sell-out.


Register today to reserve your seat.


Practical Implementation of Wireless Power Systems from 2 to 10 Watts
Upal Sengupta, Bill Johns, Dick Stacey, Texas Instruments, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wireless Power and contactless charging technology has become a reality, with millions of mobile phone devices that implement this system today. Yet, this technology is still in its early phases of adoption across a wide range of new applications including wearable products and industrial / medical applications. We will review the basics of how this technology operates, and briefly compare the three common standards (WPC, PMA, and A4WP) being considered for the broad market.

Lithium Battery Shipping: Interpreting Continuously Changing Regulations
Bob Richards and Jim Shimk, LabelMaster, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

In this workshop, Bob Richard, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, and Jim Shimko, Senior Manager of Dangerous Goods, Labelmaster Services will discuss how newly enacted regulations for transporting lithium battery-powered equipment continue to cause various headaches for shippers. The frustration shippers experience when shipping lithium batteries due to the continuously changing regulations and inconsistent interpretations.

Lithium-Ion Battery Tutorial
Robert Spotnitz, Battery Design LLC, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This full day course surveys all aspects of lithium-ion batteries ranging from materials and processes, to cell designs. A thorough overview of the issues involved in life estimation, thermal behavior, and abuse tolerance is provided. How to design lithium-ion cells is discussed in detail with an emphasis on comparing different chemistries.


The Battery Show
September 16-18
Detroit, Mich.


BatteryPower2014Taking place September 16-18, in Detroit, Michigan, The Battery Show 2014 is the premier showcase of advanced battery technology. The exhibition hall offers a platform to network and launch new products, while the Conference boasts a comprehensive program, providing key industry insights. With more qualified buyers and decision makers than ever, The Battery Show is the key to unlocking your future business opportunities.




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