The worldwide battery market is expected to reach a value of $100 billion by 2025. To help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) better understand this fast-growing market, professional battery manufacturer Accutronics has released a whitepaper explaining the features of the worldwide, UK, French and German battery market. The guide can be downloaded here.
If you had to name a safe pair of hands, healthcare and medical practitioners would probably rank at the top. However, the medical technology (MedTech) they use is in a vulnerable state. Recent years have proven this extensively, with an unprecedented number of cyberattacks targeting critical medical equipment in hospitals. Here, Neil Oliver, technical marketing manager at professional battery manufacturer Accutronics, explains what this means for MedTech manufacturers.
In early 2016, UK-based professional battery manufacturer Accutronics was acquired for £7.5m by global battery and communications systems specialist Ultralife Corporation. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager of Accutronics, discusses how the acquisition has benefited the company and its customers across Europe.
The Entellion CC1150 mini credit card battery, launched at the end of 2015, is the perfect solution when a small, compact but highly functional battery solution is required. The CC1150 a 3.7V, 1.15h (4.2Wh) Lithium-ion 2.0A battery measuring just 54mm square and 9.5mm high, occupying half the footprint of a standard credit card.
Accutronics will be sharing insight into smart batteries for healthcare applications at this year’s Med-Tech Innovation Expo, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, from April 26–27, 2017. The company will be exhibiting its Entellion range of pre-engineered smart medical batteries, as well as a selection of batteries for medical carts and wearable devices from its parent company Ultralife, from stand 29A in Ericsson hall-one for both days of the event.
Ultralife Corporation has strengthened its Thin Cell range of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) pouch-cell batteries. The higher energy density and slim form factor of Ultralife’s Thin Cell technology makes it ideal for use in the next generation of internet-connected and wearable devices in sectors including medical, banking, highways, logistics, warehousing and security.
Ultralife is set to enrich the U1 lead acid battery market with the launch of its new 492Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) smart battery. The URB12400-U1-SMB battery, which features accurate fuel gauging and integrated safety circuitry, is designed to replace and improve on traditional sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries in applications such as medical carts, wheelchairs, scooters, robotics & delivery bots or uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems.
The medical market is a challenging environment, and understandably so, with people's lives on the line it is essential that medical practitioners can rely on their equipment to perform under pressure.
The Inspired Energy battery, NJ1020HP, was designed many years ago when Nickel Metal Hydride batteries (NiMH) were the norm and Lithium ion technology was just getting off the ground. Yet the NJ1020HP, used in Phillips M3 and M4 (M3046A) patient monitors, continues to provide outstanding performance for devices and remains extremely popular worldwide.