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East Penn buys into lithium-ion market in bid to expand motive power offering

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:00 -- Paul Crompton
East Penn buys into lithium-ion market in bid to expand motive power offering

North American lead-acid giant East Penn Manufacturing has reaffirmed its intention of moving into the lithium-ion market with the purchase of a majority interest in Navitas Systems.

The move allows East Penn to expand its motive power battery offering and  ‘strategic integration’ into other market segments in a bid to provide a wider range of energy storage system solutions.

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Better battery watering thanks to Blinky

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:17 -- Paul Crompton
Better battery watering thanks to Blinky

Motive power and standby battery product firm Philadelphia Scientific has launched a new and improved version of its lead-acid battery watering monitors.

With brighter LEDs the new Blinky gadgets also feature an installation “forgiveness zone” to reduce the potential for damaging monitors during installation.

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Navitas Systems secures forklift truck contract for drop-in lithium battery

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:13 -- Ruth Williams

Drop-in lithium-ion battery supplier Navitas Systems has secured a contract to supply one of the world’s largest forklift truck OEMs, BEST understands.

Michigan-based Navitas said the forklift truck batteries would be rolled out in Europe first. Due to a non-disclosure agreement, no further details are forthcoming.

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EnerSys batteries are going underground

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 17:36 -- Ruth Williams

EnerSys batteries are powering tunneling equipment beneath London. Its Hawker range of batteries is used in maintenance locomotives that install and inspect power cables. The 200V Hawker Perfect Plus batteries with 1240A/h or 750A/h capacities are ideal for the gruelling conditions demanded in the tunnelling work.

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The valve-regulated lead-acid battery range supply high power and long running times, the construction of the plates using advanced components allows for far more efficient discharge over other batteries.

The demands of a subterranean locomotive on its power source are high. The battery must be the right size and weight for the locomotive and must work for the length, and number of, trips required on a shift.

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