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Over 60 years of 9V batteries

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Aug-2018 16:18:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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It is hard to imagine life without the 9V battery.  It has powered so many household and industrial devices for over six decades that it can easily be taken for granted.  Yet Ultralife Corporation are still manufacturing these power houses after more than a quarter of a century; phenomenal considering the rate of scientific and technological change. 
 

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Get Medtech, military equipment or robotics to the finish line

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Jul-2018 12:07:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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In the Formula 1 GP 2018, current world champion Lewis Hamilton has the same number of race wins as Sebastian Vettel.  In the coming races, Hamilton will surely be aiming for the enviably swift pit stop time of 1.9 seconds, as every second spent off the track presents an opportunity for an opponent to overtake. 

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Round-up of advancements to Li-ion technology

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Jul-2018 13:07:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Insider

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Due to its excellent energy density and high number of discharge cycles; Lithium-ion is one of the most popular battery chemistries found in the home (in smartphones, fitness trackers) and the workplace (robotics, Medtech).  Devices that used SLA batteries are now using LiFePO4 Lead Acid Replacement that are lighter with enhanced cycle life.  It’s therefore no surprise that cell manufacturers and research institutes are undertaking research and development to advance this technology.

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U1 Battery qualified with Tripp Lite and Ametek Powervar Inverters

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Jul-2018 14:26:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Tripp Lite(1) and Ametek Powervar(2) inverters bring AC power to many existing Medical carts, which is why Ultralife Corporation has qualified its new smart U1 battery for use with them(3)

As a result, medical device OEMs that are considering lead acid replacement batteries for their devices can benefit from the latest lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) technology.   Or, directly replace their existing LiFePO4 batteries(4) from Valence Technology (U1-12RT, U1-12RJ), Inventus Power (U1-40) or Power-Sonic (PSL-12450).

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Preparing for the surgical robot boom

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Jul-2018 15:11:00 / by Stone Junction posted in Robotics

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With greater investment from healthcare organisations and surgical robot technology about to become generic, the conditions are perfect for a boom in the surgical robotics market. But how can design engineers and technical medical staff ensure these new systems operate reliably and safely? As a surgical robot battery manufacturer Accutronics, has a solution.

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How to select and maintain non-rechargeable batteries

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Jun-2018 14:57:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Last month in the blog we asked, 'Are your rechargeable batteries maintenance heavy?' – this month we look at ways to choose the optimum non-rechargeable (primary) batteries for applications as diverse as government & defense, home security, medical and IoT; as well as how to preserve their energy and extend shelf life.

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UK military batteries from the home front

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Jun-2018 15:48:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Military industry insight

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For military devices used by the Ministry of Defence, it is geo-politically safer to have components manufactured in the UK, right down to the power source.  As a UK battery designer and manufacturer, Accutronics are ideally placed to supply batteries for devices used by the armed forces, such as covert airfield-landing lights, oxygen concentrators, bomb disposal robotics and drones.

The Accupro custom battery design and manufacturing service can cater for the specific requirements of OEMs building such devices, in terms of performance, durability, size and weight.

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What's the true cost of overtime and can robotics help?

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-May-2018 16:17:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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Current US laws impose ‘no limit on how many hours US workers can work’ and those who  undertake more than 40 hours a week qualify for overtime pay at 1.5 times their normal wage; so it is unsurprising to find that an estimated 80 percent of Americans continue to work after their mandated working day has ended.  However, not having a work-life balance can have a long-term effect on staff productivity. 

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Are your rechargeable batteries maintenance heavy?

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-May-2018 14:24:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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Rechargeable battery chemistries have advanced significantly in recent years.  Lithium-ion has emerged as the go-to battery chemistry for a wide range of devices, from home applications such as smartphones and cordless power tools, to industrial Medtech and military equipment.

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New Inspired Energy Batteries meet IEC 62133:2012 and UL/CSA 62133

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-May-2018 13:09:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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If you’ve been searching for a battery which has been certified to IEC 62133:2012 and UL/CSA 62133 standards then Inspired Energy’s new QE range of Lithium-ion smart batteries could be the perfect solution, and they’re now available to order or pre-order (product dependent).

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