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Powering homes efficiently
When people think of smart homes, voice-controlled speakers, lights and curtains come to mind. However, there are a wealth of other electronic devices that make a difference to our home lives, from safety to security and metering.
Next-gen batteries for next-gen applications
In our personal lives, many of us typically give little thought to the selection of batteries in home devices. A television remote requires little more than a primary AA or AAA battery. However, as domestic devices become smarter, the performance of the underlying battery becomes more crucial for design engineers to consider. Here, Robert Brown, Marketing Executive at Accutronics, explains the evolving requirements of batteries for smart home tec...
Batteries can help the remote patient monitoring market to grow
The remote patient monitoring (RPM) market is projected to be worth over £1.4bn by 2027. However, there are still challenges that need to be solved to ensure the widespread adoption of healthcare diagnostics at home, including around the power source.
New Thin Cell batteries to wear or to hold
Accutronics is now offering four new pre-engineered Thin Cell 3V primary (non-rechargeable) batteries to electronic design engineers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Manufactured by its parent company, Ultralife Corporation, the new slimline batteries measure as thin as 1.1mm to meet the increasing demand for handheld and wearable electronic devices.
A first look at medical cart power innovation
A new medical cart power system, jointly designed by UK manufacturer Accutronics and its US parent company Ultralife Corporation, will be unveiled at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) exhibition. The event runs from 9th-13th August 2021 in Las Vegas, US.
The challenges of handheld medical device batteries
For large medical devices, battery power is mainly used as a backup in case of mains failure. For handheld medical and wearable devices however, they are the primary power supply. Any downtime could threaten the wellbeing of the patient, which makes the efficacy of the batteries just as vital as the monitors or sensors they might be powering.
‘Generation X’ makes its debut at Battery Tech Expo
Professional battery manufacturer, Accutronics will chat to original equipment manufacturers and design engineers about some of its latest high performance batteries and cells at this year’s Battery Tech Expo.
Safe design of portable med-tech
One prevailing trend in the medical industry in recent years, has been the increase in the portability and miniaturisation of medical devices. This boasts numerous benefits for on-the-go healthcare and allows for valuable equipment to be transported between hospital departments far more easily. However, it can pose a challenge for medical device design engineers, in terms of safely balancing a compact profile with effective power. We posed some i...
Accutronics introduces smart batteries with 21700 cells
Professional battery manufacturer Accutronics has announced that it is bringing a new range of smart batteries to the European market for use in medical, industrial and other professional electronic devices.
The portable power helping robotic superstars
When the word ‘robot’ is mentioned, most people conjure up images of bulky, flashing, tinfoil-covered machines from old sci-fi, like Lost in Space or Dr Who. Back then, little more than a man in a suit, metallic spray-paint and a ring-modulated audio track was enough to create a robotic superstar, but today’s world is filled with genuine robotic celebrities. Here, Robert Brown, Marketing Executive of Accutronics, has investigate...
Latest batteries for next-generation devices
Accutronics has announced that it will be showcasing the latest high-performance batteries for next-generation devices and unveiling a new range for the European market at this year’s Battery Tech Expo. Taking place at the Silverstone Circuit in Towcester on March 26th, 2020, the free to attend event will highlight the latest developments in battery technology.
Battery requirements for next gen mobile robots
Mobile robots, in the form of AGVs, have been on the market for nearly two decades. But a topical innovation in the sector is creating power requirements that the battery market must respond to. Michele Windsor, Marketing Manager of Accutronics, explains in this article.
Smart batteries help make computer carts compact
Valued at more than $425bn last year, the global market for medical devices is expected to exceed $612bn by 2025 according to Fortune Business Insights, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4%. As hospital wards become more crowded, computer carts that aid staff movement will struggle to manoeuvre around the wealth of equipment needed in the digital age.
The future of battery tech
The global battery manufacturer Accutronics will be showcasing its range of reliable battery products for medical, home automation and security electronics at this year’s Battery Tech Expo. The company will demonstrate how its batteries meet the constantly changing demands for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and design engineers.
Growing need for advanced battery technology
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has wowed gadget fans and tech heads for the last half a century, and each year the event demonstrates the rapid progression of consumer electronics and technology. Here, Michele Windsor, Global Marketing Manager at Accutronics, has explored some of the highlights from CES 2019 and how they underline the growing importance of battery technology.
Welcome to the portable age
Recent advancements in medicine are producing startling results, from innovations in 3D bio-printing to breakthroughs in transplant surgery. Here, Michele Windsor, Global Marketing Manager of Accutronics, explores the origins of the CMX Series and how it fulfils the needs of the rapidly advancing portable age.
The transformation of medical imaging and diagnosis
Digital technology has had a huge impact on modern life, revolutionising how we perform simple tasks like taking a photo or watching TV, but perhaps the most significant impact has been its transformation of medical care.
Recent healthcare hacks present opportunity for OEMs
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.
Battery range upgraded and certified
Accutronics has launched a range of Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) smart batteries from its partner Inspired Energy. The new ‘QE’ suffix batteries couple the latest high energy rechargeable lithium ion technology, battery management electronics and regulatory safety certification allowing them to be easily designed into a wide range of professional portable electronic applications across multiple markets including medical, test & measuremen...
Optimising battery design for performance
Accutronics has released an infographic to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) optimise their device designs to maximise battery performance. Design engineers in the medical, defence and electronics sectors often consider the battery too late in the design process, resulting in weak battery performance. By consulting the free guide, available here, companies can avoid the common mistakes in product design.