US-based lead-acid battery maker Enersys has continued its push into the lithium sector by expanding its range of ‘NexSys’ motive power batteries.
Enersys said it is set to introduce advanced lithium-ion technology to the Nexsys line of high-performance motive power batteries with the launch of Nexsys ion this year.
The company said its expanded range will encompass superior thin plate pure lead (TPPL) and lithium-ion batteries “to offer a full spectrum of intelligent and flexible power options’ FOR electric material handling vehicles.
Enersys said Nexsys TPPL offers benefits not available from other lead-acid battery products. “Their thin plate, pure lead design imparts very low battery internal impedance, permitting both a very high rate of discharge, and quick, efficient charge acceptance.”
Enersys first moved into lithium-ion technology last December with the acquisition of Canadian firm Alpha Technologies.
However, the expansion into lithium-ion batteries will not come at the expense of lead-acid, which the company describes as, in many applications, “very competitive technically, and financially the best solution”.
Anssi Laitinen, Enersys’s senior director of marketing said Nexsys represented a a shift in the company’s attitude to the stored energy market, “no longer focusing on any specific technology, but offering the most intelligent and flexible power solutions for each of the customers’ specific applications and needs”.