Saft Group Articles
Partnership provides Li-on power supplies for medical use
A development that eliminates the problems of unreliability and short life typically experienced by mobile medical carts powered by traditional lead-acid batteries has been created through a partnership betwen Saft and the Dutch start-up, DCPower4C.
Primary lithium cells gain Asian contract
Saft has won contracts to supply around 5m of its Eternacell branded primary lithium cells to leading OEMs for electricity metering projects in China, India and Taiwan. The contracts represent a significant commercial breakthrough for the Eternacell brand developed specifically for utility metering applications in emerging economies, where the cells offer a suitable combination of value for money, performance and long life.
Why is battery power key in creating the IoT?
Wayne Pitt, Saft’s Business Development Manager for lithium batteries, explains why battery power is a key element in creating the IoT.
Lithium battery contract to supply the French army
Following the signing of a multi-million Euro contract with Ineo Support Global (a subsidiary of GDF Suez), Saft will supply lithium cells and batteries for France’s land army forces. This agreement will play a key role in Ineo Support Global’s strategy to become the leading logistics operator in France’s military outsourcing sector.
Saft Lithium Batteries Power Sensile Technologies' Smart Telemetry Devices
Saft has today announced that it has signed a contract with Sensile Technologies to provide over 20,000 primary lithium batteries to power smart remote GSM telemetry and level-monitoring systems for oil and gas storage tanks. The batteries, based on Saft LS17500 lithium-thionyl chloride (Li-SOCl2) cells, offer a service life of 7 to 10 years, making them ideal for Sensile Technologies’ devices, which will be installed at remote locations for cu...
Saft Deliver Reliable Power To Wind Turbine LED Emergency Lighting Units
Saft have today announced delivery of 4,000 nickel-metal hydride battery packs to Spain’s IED Green Power. The specialist electronics manufacturer for the wind energy sector has selected Saft’s rechargeable AA-sized VHT batteries to power its new generation LVD waterproof LED emergency lighting units for installation in wind generators, where the harsh conditions prevent the reliable operation of traditional lighting systems.
Saft takes control of Nersac lithium-ion battery factory
Saft announces that it has bought from Johnson Controls Inc the Nersac Li-ion battery facility near Angoulême in France. This transaction took place on 1st January 2013, in line with the agreement concluded with Johnson Controls on 30th September 2011 relating to the sale of Saft’s shares in the Johnson Controls-Saft joint venture, for a total consideration of $145m.
Scuderia Ferrari recognizes Saft with 2012 Innovation Award
Saft has received the 2012 Innovation Award from Scuderia Ferrari. The prize recognizes that Saft has made the highest overall contribution to innovation during the past year within Ferrari’s Gestione Sportiva, thereby helping to maximize the team’s results in the F1 Championship.
Saft presents its new Li-ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles at the Paris Motor Show
Saft will be attending this year’s Paris Motor Show, held from 27 September to 14 October 2012. It will present its lithium-ion battery solutions for three major applications, namely “affordable” 48V hybrid systems for passenger vehicles, limited edition luxury vehicles and motor racing vehicles, as well as electric and hybrid buses, trucks and other industrial vehicles.
New Saft SRA railway batteries for extreme temperatures make their debut
Saft is at Innotrans 2012 to launch the latest addition to its portfolio of specialized railway batteries - the new SRA LT/HT series that deliver outstanding performance and reliability in auxiliary backup applications even when operating at extreme temperatures, both cold or hot. Visitors to Booth 15.1/226 can also see Saft’s high power engine starting solutions, including nickel-based capacitor and battery technologies, as well as Saft’s co...
Saft Releases first onboard Li-ion battery system for regenerative traction applications
Saft is launching at Innotrans its new modular Lithium-ion onboard battery system. Visitors to Booth 15.1/226 can speak to Saft’s experts about the use of Li-ion energy storage to optimize the reliability and energy efficiency of rail networks by providing autonomous and hybrid traction for catenary-free operation and regenerative braking.
Intensium Max Li-ion system provides Megawatt level Energy Storage
Saft will provide the megawatt level lithium-ion energy storage system for one of Europe’s first large-scale electricity storage projects. In 2013, a fully integrated Saft ESS capable of delivering 1 megawatt of power for up to 3 hours will be commissioned on the Spanish Island of Gran Canaria as part of the Endesa-led pioneering STORE project to demonstrate how energy storage can maximize the integration of renewable energy - wind or photovolt...
Saft provides smart battery storage for Schüco’s intelligent solar energy management solution
Saft is providing Lithium-ion based smart storage solutions for Schüco's innovative Energy Manager in-building PV energy storage system. The new system, on show at Intersolar 2012, will be made commercially available this summer.
Saft and Nedap cooperation brings effective storage and self-consumption to domestic solar energy systems
Saft and Nedap are presenting the first commercially available system to result from their cooperation in photovoltaic energy storage at Intersolar 2012. The new system, shipping in August, combines Nedap’s PowerRouter solar inverter with Saft’s state-of-the-art Synerion lithium-ion battery modules.
Saft presents smart Li-ion energy storage solutions for centralized and distributed PV systems
Saft is presenting its broad portfolio of smart lithium-ion energy storage solutions at Intersolar 2012. Visitors to Booth 271 in Hall B3 can see how effective energy storage at every level from megawatts to kilowatts offers important performance, reliability and Total Cost of Ownership benefits across the entire solar energy supply chain.
Boeing relies on Saft high technology aircraft batteries for onboard back-up power to support new 747-8 Very Large Aircraft
For the 747-8, Saft worked with Crane Aerospace & Electronics to design, qualify and deliver to Boeing the ULM battery technology, which offers an ideal combination of high performance, low weight and ultra-low maintenance requirements that facilitate dramatic reductions in the cost of ownership and operation of aviation batteries.
Saft announces cooperation with Nedap to deliver effective energy storage for residential solar power systems
Saft and Nedap have decided to join forces to create effective energy storage systems, based on state-of-the-art lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, that will enable on-grid photovoltaic (PV) installations to make the optimum use of the solar power they produce. Saft Li-ion battery modules, designed specifically for energy storage in residential and commercial PV applications, in combination with Nedap’s PowerRouter solar inverter with...
Saft Friwo M52Ex intrinsically safe C-size cell delivers high power performance in potentially explosive atmospheres
Saft has extended its Friwo brand range of intrinsically safe cells developed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres with the launch of its new C-size M52Ex cell. The M52Ex cell is ideally suited for applications requiring safe, reliable high-power performance such as smart gas meters with built-in GPRS communications as well as a wide variety of other uses including gas tank level monitoring, leak detection and general usage in petrochemic...
Saft - Space qualified Li-ion cell for LEO satellite missions
Saft is at the International Paris Air Show to launch its new VES16 lithium-ion (Li-ion) space cell specifically developed and qualified for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite missions.
Northern Lighthouse Board awards framework agreement to Saft for maintenance-free Ni-MH batteries
Following a competitive tendering exercise the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) has awarded Saft a 4-year framework agreement to supply state-of-the-art rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery modules for an ongoing programme of modernization and overhaul of lighthouses and solar buoys around Scotland and the Isle of Man.