Case Study: Real World Battery Failure Prediction
Batteries have been tested for performance for many years. The need for rigorous performance testing accelerated most rapidly in recent years due to technological innovation of mechanical, electrical, and chemical improvements. Battery users are challenged today, as they have been for many years, to measure and understand battery health and performance.
The Impact of New Lithium Battery Transport Rules
New U.S. rules for transporting lithium batteries became official in March, further prohibiting the transport of lithium-ion cells or batteries on aircraft and adding additional marking and labeling requirements for lithium battery shipments transported by road, rail, and air.
NDC Technologies Exhibits New Measurement Solution for Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Manufacturers
NDC Technologies new measurement system solution enables lithium ion battery cell manufacturers to produce the most consistent, highest quality electrode components.
NDC's new Photon Sensor precisely measures the coat weight of coatings applied to anode/cathode copper and aluminum foil substrates, as well as provides fine detail of the coating uniformity.
NDC's new Micro-Caliper Thickness Sensor is optimized for press-line calendering applications and provides sub-micron accuracy, high-resolution thickness measurements for deeper insight into variations in coating and calendering processes.
NDC's new Web Surface Inspection System accurately inspects the coating on the calender/press lines so manufacturers can instantly detect, classify, document and record all optical defects.
The new Beta LaserMike LaserSpeed® Pro precisely monitors and control the speed of the battery coating and press lines with better than +/-0.03% accuracy.
Argonne Team Develops New Cathode Coating
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new cathode coating using an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique.
Army Team Reports New Cathode Chemistry
Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory known as ARL, and the University of Maryland have identified a new cathode chemistry. The work was published in Nature.
Johnson Controls Power Solutions Relaunches As Clarios
Johnson Controls Power Solutions relaunched this week as Clarios. The power solutions business of Johnson Controls was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners in November 2018 for $13.2 billion. The deal closed last month.
Columbia Group Stabilizes Solid Electrolytes With Boron Nitride Film
Researchers from Columbia Engineering have announced a new method for safely prolonging battery life by inserting a nano-coating of boron nitride (BN) to stabilize solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries.
Vertiv Introduces HPL Lithium-Ion Battery Cabinet
Vertiv introduced the Vertiv HPL lithium-ion battery cabinet today, for use with larger capacity Vertiv uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. It is the company's first battery management system. The cabinet is ready to use with most current and legacy Vertiv three-phase UPS systems and is available immediately in North America and Asia.
NEW PRODUCTS AND DEPLOYMENTS
ASCO Introduces Sigma LT Control System for 5000 Series Load Banks
The Sigma LT Control System offers best-in-class application flexibility, user-friendly features, and advanced functions.
Alpine Power Systems Launches the PowerMAX Power Cabinet
The cabinet provides a safe, lockable, enclosure for your battery system.
ESS Inc. Delivers Long-Duration Energy Warehouse Flow Battery Storage System to U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
The 50 kW / 400 kWh battery is integrated into a microgrid with a CleanSpark microgrid controller, and provides up to eight hours of storage to enable back-up capabilities for critical loads; operational energy cost savings through on-site generation with storage; and full islanding capabilities for resilience.
Dow addresses EMI shielding challenges with novel flexible, electrically-conductive silicone adhesive
The DOWSIL EC-6601 Electrically Conductive Adhesive, a next-generation material engineered for reliable performance and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in demanding electrical and electronics applications in the transportation, communications and consumer markets.
Global Graphene Group and Angstron Energy Co. Introduce New Graphene-Enhanced Anode Material
The new graphene/silicon composite anode material has been designed to give lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries the capacity for higher energy storage while reducing size and weight.
ASCO – Schneider Electric Collaboration Delivers Key Technology Developments for Power Control Systems
ASCO has added Schneider Electric's Modicon PLCs and Masterpact MTZ Circuit Breakers to its portfolio of switchgear control options.
Ice Energy Signs International Distribution Partner Agreement with Fuji Bridex
Under the agreement, Fuji Bridex will market, install and service Ice Energy's commercial and residential Ice Bear systems across Singapore, Japan, Australia and Southeast Asia.
Electrode Plant Offered by Hilco Industrial and The Branford Group
This Michigan-based manufacturing facility has a production capacity of 4,000,000 battery cells per year.