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Wirtz launches ‘Ready to Run’ battery breaking equipment

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:01 -- Paul Crompton
Robert wirtz, director of Engineering, Battery Recycling Systems

US battery equipment design and technology firm Wirtz Manufacturing officially launched its Ready To Run (RTR) lead-acid battery breaking and separation system last week.

The ‘plug-and-play’ system was launched through the Port Huron-based firms Battery Recycling Systems arm and introduced during the secondary lead conference in Indonesia by the company’s director of Engineering, Robert Wirtz.

The system is housed in a 40ft-shipping container and is able to separate the battery into metallic lead, lead oxide, separators and polypropelene.

The skid mounted system is able to process 1-24 metric tonnes per day, and can be up and running within 24 hours of delivery.

Wirtz told BEST Battery Briefing: “Our newly developed RTR model is a fantastic small-scale, complete assembly breaking and separation system, which eliminates the typical onsite costs of installation, electrical, plumbing, lengthy start-up, etc. by delivering a ready to run, fully assembled skid mounted system that can be started in a day after arriving at your facility.”

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Clarios pledges future in advanced lead batteries for EVs

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:13 -- Paul Crompton
Clarios pledges future in advanced lead batteries for EVs

It has been three months since Clarios launched onto the battery industry with a pledge to invest in its lead-acid and lithium products. In an exclusive interview with BEST Battery Briefing, the company explains why it is focusing on AGM and 12V lead-acid batteries for electric vehicles.

BBB talks to Petar Oklobdzija (pictured), VP and GM of Americas at Clarios, about the company’s goals and future plans…

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BCI launch for bipolar tech industry alliance

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 19:56 -- John Shepherd
BCI launch for bipolar tech industry alliance

An industry-wide alliance to improve the competitiveness of lead batteries using bipolar technology is to be formally launched this week.

Advanced Battery Concepts’ (ABC) GreenSeal Alliance— backed by multiple equipment and materials suppliers— will be launched during the Battery Council International convention in New Orleans.

ABC’s CEO and founder Dr Ed Shaffer (pictured) said the alliance represented “the first and broadest collaboration of its kind in the lead battery industry”.

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China lead firm eyes switch to ‘low-cost’ Vietnam

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:28 -- Xuan Zhong
China lead firm eyes switch to ‘low-cost’ Vietnam

Chinese battery maker Shenzhen Center Power Tech is proposing to transfer part of its lead-acid operations outside China to reduce costs.

The company— also known as Vision— has set its sights on transferring lead battery production from its facility in the Shenzhen Dapeng New District to subsidiaries in Vietnam and central China’s Hubei Province.

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ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:33 -- Xuan Zhong
ILA call to “change perceptions” of policymakers on lead

The International Lead Association (ILA) is calling on battery makers in Europe and the US to challenge and change misconceptions by some policymakers who think of lead-acid as “out-dated technology”.

The ILA’s director of products and sustainability, Alistair Davidson (pictured), told the annual Battery Council International Convention (BCI) and Power Mart Expo in Arizona, research showed some policymakers do not see lead acid “as a technology of the future”.

 

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‘Trump backlash could hit lead-acid’, BCI told

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:32 -- Xuan Zhong
‘Trump backlash could hit lead-acid’, BCI told

Upcoming midterm elections in the US could trigger a fresh assault on the country’s lead-acid battery sector, battery chiefs have been warned.

Environmental and health law specialist, David Weinberg (pictured), told the Battery Council International (BCI) Convention and Power Mart Expo in Arizona that Donald Trump’s low approval ratings could see the president’s Republican Party lose ground to the Democrats— which risked hurting lead.

 

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Student saves Banner a bundle with battery thesis

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:12 -- Xuan Zhong
Student saves Banner a bundle with battery thesis

Austrian lead-acid battery maker Banner said it expects to make major savings in its production process thanks to the efforts of a master’s student.

Local student Michael Wiesbauer helped Banner to develop a new type of mass refining plant as part of his mechatronics and business management degree thesis.

 

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Korean lead-acid firm to open first US battery plant

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:35 -- John Shepherd
Korean lead-acid firm to open first US battery plant

South Korean lead-acid battery maker ATLASBX is investing $75 million to open its first manufacturing plant in the US.

Tennessee state governor Bill Haslam confirmed the firm expected to complete construction of the plant in Clarksville, Montgomery Country, by 2020.

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Camel in China battery plant talks with Croatian start-up Rimac

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:06 -- John Shepherd
Camel in China battery plant talks with Croatian start-up Rimac

Croatian EV batteries start-up Rimac Automobil is set to race into the battery manufacturing fast lane in a multi-million-dollar deal with Camel, one of China’s leading lead-acid firms, BBB has confirmed.

A spokesperson for Zagreb-based Rimac told BBB negotiations are under way but declined to give details.

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