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market leading position in energy storage solutions for material handling applications, stretching from the Americas to Asia.
Polyonics Introduces Ultra-Thin, Flame Retardant Polyimide Battery Tapes
TrueXessory-PA – Optimum Cell Contacting for Pouch Cells
The TrueXessory-PA test item adapter by FuelCon has been especially developed for testing lithium-ion battery cells in “pouch design”. The TrueXessory-PA pouch adapter provides safe and simple contacting of all common types of cell formats. The terminal lugs of the pouch cell are placed between contact plates made of nickel-plated copper. The fixation is realized by screws that can be tightened with a defined torque moment. Through this innovative concept, the reproducibility of testing results can be significantly increased. The adapter is mounted onto a fully-anodized aluminum support plate that guarantees the exact and stable positioning of the pouch cell and optimum heat transfer. Due to the robust design and construction of the adapter and the support plate, the TrueXessory-PA is also well suited for pouch-cell testing in test chambers or testing directly on temperature plates. Temperature measurements that are performed directly at the anode provide most precise measurement results. For the safe connection of the adapter to the charge/ discharge electronics of battery test stations the TrueXessory-PA is equipped with connections for load and sense lines. Besides the time-optimized and safe cell contacting, the application of TrueXessory-PA pouch adapter offers an increase in the accuracy of measurement values to also meet the most challenging testing criteria in every respect.
EnerSys has extended Hawker XFC premium product line for material handling equipment. The two new products feature EnerSys’ advanced lithium and thin plate pure lead advanced lead batteries packaged with on board chargers and controls. “The new solutions are a result of EnerSys’ continued investments and commitments to deliver innovative, best value solutions utilizing the latest technologies in energy storage and electronics to make it easier for our customers,” stated John D. Craig, chairman, president and CEO of EnerSys. “These batteries are designed to require less time to recharge by employing rapid charging so users do not have to change batteries on the trucks. In addition, these batteries have the added benefit of true maintenance free operation.” These new products are initially being launched in EnerSys’ European market with global distribution to follow through our
EnerSys Introduces Premium Lithium and Advanced Lead Material Handling Solutions
Polyonics new battery tapes offer a proven, economical method to isolate batteries from external heat generated by adjacent components and/or additional batteries. They are also flame retardant and help prevent the propagation of fire. In addition, the battery tapes remain dimensionally stable over a wide range of temperatures. This allows the tapes to continue to isolate batteries throughout prolonged high temperature exposure during operation as well as temperature cycling during charging. The tapes are equally effective in consumer, industrial and automotive EV applications and, along with thermal and fire management, also provide permanent closure to battery cases and packs to help protect against potential fluid leakage. The double coated versions of the battery tapes offer battery makers a non-mechanical attachment method for mounting batteries to frames, chassis etc. where preventing fire is also required. The flame retardant bonding tapes provide a strong, thin conformal bond line, can be configured with dissimilar top and bottom PSAs and include liners for die cutting. Polyonics battery tapes are halogen free, REACH and RoHS compliant and tested to the UL94 VTM0 standard. They are available with 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 mils amber and 0.5 and 1.0 mil black polyimide films and a variety of adhesives (PSAs) for total thicknesses as low as 1.6 mils. All tapes include liners to suit most die cut and auto application processes. In addition, the battery tapes include optional ESD/antistatic and anti-counterfeit features.
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GM, ABB Demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse Unit
Testing Requirements in the Electric Vehicle Industry
Nearing the Promise of the Micro-Hybrid Vehicles: Technology Improvements and New Markets
So You’ve Been Placed on Notice... Now What?
Advanced Numerical Simulation for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
High-Voltage Battery Simulator and Test Systems Critical for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Development
Key Elements to Assuring a Well Developed Verification Plan for Your Battery Powered Device
ICs & Semiconductors
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Battery Power - January/February 2013