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Posts By: Dyllan Furness

New automated vacuum pressure soldering system for IGBT power modules

SST Vacuum Reflow Systems, a subsidiary of photonics and microelectronic company Palomar Technologies, has launched the SST 8300 Series Automated Vacuum Pressure Soldering System for IGBT power modules in high-reliability automotive and commercial applications. Offered in either single- or triple-chamber systems, the series enables above average void rates, heating up to 500° C, and fast… Read more »

Voltaiq and A&D Technology form partnership to offer battery analytics and testing

Voltaiq, a battery software platform company, and A&D Technology, a test automation and lab management company, are partnering to combine Voltaiq’s experience with battery data analytics and A&D’s experience in battery technology and EV powertrains. The partnership’s target customers are battery manufacturers and transportation companies. “As A&D expands our focus on electrification to meet growing… Read more »

EV Connect launches EV charging station certification program

EV Connect, a company that provides cloud-based software for managing charging networks, has launched a certification program for EV charging station manufacturers. The EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Program allows manufacturers to remotely self-certify and complete most of the steps required for certification. The EVCS Certification Program ensures hardware compliance with the Open Charge Point… Read more »

Electric motors led demand for electrical steel in 2018

Electric motors led demand for electrical steel in 2018, according to a recent report by research and consulting firm Fact.MR. Demand for electrical steel is estimated to reach 15,9000 kt in 2018, an increase of almost 900 kt or 6.7 percent from 2017. Fact.MR attributed the increase in demand to increased applications for electrical steel… Read more »

Colorado considers parking fines for cars blocking EV charging stations

A bill that would fine drivers for blocking EV charging stations has passed the Colorado House of Representatives and is now in the Senate, reports the Colorado Sun. House Bill 1298 would impose a $150 fine on non-EVs and EVs that have finished charging but haven’t been moved after a 30-minute grace period. Opponents claim… Read more »

Lithium-ion battery electrode plant available for purchase in Michigan

An electrode manufacturing facility with a production capacity of 4,000,000 Li-ion battery cells per year is available for purchase 20 miles outside of Detroit. The plant contains an anode and cathode processing line, including: Material mixing Coating Drying Roll slitting Packaging Solvent recovery system The plant also features a stainless-steel tank farm, spare parts, air… Read more »

DOE awards WAVE $8.4 million to develop charging platform for EV drayage truck

The DOE has awarded $8.4 million to EV technology company WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) to develop and deploy high-power, fact-charging technology for EV drayage trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. WAVE will partner with Cummins, Schneider Electric, Utah State University and Total Transportation Services (TTSI) to develop a 500 kW wireless inductive charger… Read more »

Dana launches new integrated motor and inverter

Dana has launched the TM4 MOTIVE, an integrated motor and inverter for the light vehicle market. The TM4 MOTIVE includes a high-RPM permanent magnet electric motor, power-dense electronic inverter, and advanced controls. The system weighs 110 pounds and is scalable up to 150 kW and 11,000 rpm, according to the company. The integrated inverter is… Read more »

Henkel’s new silicone-free gap filler is designed specifically for EVs

Chemical company Henkel has identified several major challenges faced by battery manufacturers, including: cost efficiency and high-speed cell assembly; reliable thermal management for safety and UL94 flammability standards; and serviceability of battery packs. Henkel’s battery assembly adhesives and thermal interface materials (thermal adhesives and thermal gap fillers) are designed to address these challenges. Henkel produces… Read more »