Batteries

Battery care when forklift fleets get back to work

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries is reminding businesses to treat the live wet chemistry in lead-acid batteries with due care when bringing trucks back into use, otherwise capacity could be seriously reduced. Stuart Browne, General Manager at Hoppecke UK, says: “These days, more than 98 per cent of warehouse fleets are electric and …

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AMTE Power and Britishvolt sign MoU for UK’s landmark battery Giga Factory

AMTE Power and Britishvolt are pleased to announce plans to investigate collaborating to build the UK’s first full cycle battery cell GigaPlant, servicing the automotive and energy storage markets. Both parties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focussed on each other`s complementary ambitions to create and expand an onshore …

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MRI scanning assists with next generation battery design

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide an effective way of supporting the development of the next generation of high-performance rechargeable batteries, according to research led by the University of Birmingham. The technique, which was developed to detect the movement and deposition of sodium metal ions within a sodium battery, will …

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Murata introduces long-life FORTELION 24V battery modules for industrial applications

Murata has developed an all-in-one 24V standard battery module (LIPY041WWPCSY6), that is ideal for any industrial equipment requiring high levels of output such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and robots. The FORTELION 24V battery module is equipped with FORTELION, Murata’s proprietary lithium-ion (Li-ion) secondary battery, which uses an olivine type …

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Denchi begins volume production of battery solution for military applications

The Denchi Group continues to expand its portfolio of advanced energy storage solutions for the most challenging application environments. After completing extensive and rigorous field trials with certain key customers over the last 12 months, the company has now announced full availability of its 430935 6T series. Supplied in a …

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Exide to Present Latest Battery Technology at Middle East Energy Dubai 2020

Exide Technologies, a provider of stored electrical energy solutions, will present a selection of its products at the upcoming Middle East Energy conference taking place on 3-5 March 2020 in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), United Arab Emirates. The company’s new telecom lithium battery will be officially launched in the …

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Exide Awarded Battery Partnership for JCB’s Electric Teletruks

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, has been selected by JCB to power its new range of electric Teletruks. Under the partnership, Exide’s GNB batteries and high-frequency chargers will be supplied with each new E-TEC forklift rolling off the production line. Exide will also …

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Battery recycling: Audi and Umicore start closed loop for cobalt and nickel

Sustainable battery recycling: Audi and Umicore have successfully completed the test phase of their strategic research cooperation. The result is that more than 90 per cent of the cobalt and nickel in the high-voltage batteries of the Audi e-tron* can be recovered. The car manufacturer and the materials technology and recycling …

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Modular portable PV system leading Powerstar R&D drive

An innovative new project being delivered by Powerstar, UK manufacturer of leading-edge smart energy solutions, could produce the first modulated portable solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter with battery energy storage as early as 2023. The ground-breaking modular system which is currently being developed by Product Development Engineer Dr Olivia Zeng, includes …

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Alfen selected to supply 10MW battery energy storage system to Uniper

Uniper has recently selected Alfen to supply a large-scale battery energy storage system connected to its hybrid power plant at the Maasvlakte in the Netherlands. The 10MW (10MWh) storage system will be deployed to respond to the growing need for grid services. Alfen will supply the storage system based on …

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