Lithium-ion battery production increased to 200 million cells
The growth of VARTA is driven by sustained high customer demand for lithium-ion batteries in a market experiencing annual growth of around 30%. The Executive Board of VARTA has therefore decided to significantly expand production capacity once again, and more quickly than originally intended. Following last year's plans to increase production capacity to over 150 million cells per year from 2022, VARTA will now expand its capacity to 200 mil...
Accelerating R&D for lithium-ion technology
Batteries are playing a strategic role in more and more applications. In recent years, VARTA has successfully improved its lithium technology on an on-going basis, repeatedly setting new industry standards in the process.
Development of production capacities for lithium-ion batteries
The VARTA Group is expanding its production capacities. After projections were raised at the beginning of June to more than 100 million cells per year by the end of 2020, the company is now planning to further increase production capacities to more than 150 million cells per year by 2022.
Industrial robots under live current
From electrically driven forklift trucks, sweeper machines or humanoid robots, in industrial production halls, it is extremely important to have the right power supply. The energy provided must be high-power and reliable. Lithium-ion batteries are considerably more efficient and powerful than the lead acid batteries that are still widely used today. For example, with 100 watt hours per kilogramme, they have three times the energy density of a lea...
Three new Lithium-Ion cells at embedded world
On 26th February 2019, the international trade fair embedded world starts in Nuremberg. The trade fair for embedded systems will particularly be focusing on topics such as electronic system security, distributed intelligence and the Internet of Things. The provision of suitable energy for the connected world of the future forms the focus of VARTA Microbattery’s trade fair presentation.
Energy for medical technology at Medica 2018
For some years now, medical technology has been among the sectors generating the most patent applications. Innovations and ongoing development for ever more application are increasingly dependent on an efficient energy supply that is precisely tailored to the individual requirements.
electronica 2018: Energy for tomorrow's networked world
The global electronics trade show, electronica will open its doors in Munich on 13th November 2018 under the motto 'Connecting everything - smart, safe and secure'. VARTA Microbattery and VARTA Storage will focus their presentation on the right energy supply for the networked world of tomorrow.
Where would wearables be without reliable batteries?
They can be worn close to the body, on the body or even in the body - wearables are being used in more and more applications, and becoming increasingly commonplace. The development of this global growth segment is inconceivable without powerful, reliable batteries. The batteries directly determine the performance and continuous use times. At the same time, they need to meet increasingly demanding requirements while becoming ever smaller, lighter ...
Networked electronics need high performance batteries
The wearables market is increasing rapidly worldwide, whether you think about smart watches or fitness trackers, they are all growing at a rate no one expected. Batteries are a strategic component of these devices. VARTA Microbattery will be presenting its products and solutions at this year’s IOThings in Milan, from 16th to 17th May, 2017.
Battery pack configuration service has shorter lead times
A lithium-ion battery pack configuration service called CellPac BLOX has been introduced by VARTA Storage. The service offers the flexibility of a full custom battery pack but with shorter lead times and low engineering costs, and provides system designers with a range of lithium-ion cells, Protection Circuit Modules (PCMs) and connectors.
Design Library makes battery design easier than ever before
VARTA Storage, the manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs and of solar energy-storage appliances, has announced the introduction of its new VARTA Design Library, a comprehensive downloadable development resource for users of its CellPac LITE range of ready-made rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs.
Li-ion microbatteries suit Bluetooth & wireless
The VARTA Microbattery/VARTA Storage group of companies has announced that it has expanded the CoinPower Series of lithium-ion rechargeable micro batteries to further enhance design flexibility, manufacturing efficiencies and cost effectiveness in Bluetooth, wireless, wearable, industrial and medical applications.
Li-ion battery system boasts a life expectancy of 12,000 charge cycles
VARTA Micro Group has announced that its subsidiary VARTA Storage has released the VARTA Flex System. The Flex System is comprised of a 24kWh Li-ion battery cabinet, power electronics and control unit. Optimised for employment in commercial environments, the VARTA Flex System features a long cycle life in excess of 12,000 cycles at 100% DOD. Depending on customer needs and applications, the system can be adjusted to different size and capacity se...
Solar energy storage system features 6.8kw output power
The VARTA Micro Group has announced that its subsidiary VARTA Storage has expanded its compact and powerful Engion product line of energy storage systems to include Engion Sentry automatic backup power battery storage system, which features 6.8kW output power. The Engion Sentry will be exhibited at Intersolar North America, which takes place from 14th to 16th July 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Also on display will be VARTA's engion flex power a...
Li-ion rechargeable micro batteries suit Bluetooth applications
The CoinPower series of Li-ion rechargeable micro batteries, has been released by VARTA Microbattery. Optimised to promote cost effective manufacturing efficiencies and design flexibility in Bluetooth, portable and wearable technology applications, the lightweight series' energy density is up to 30% higher than comparable products.
Energy storage systems warm up for Solar Power show
The Solar Power International exhibition in Las Vegas (Oct 20-23) will provide the platform for Varta Storage’s Engion Series of energy storage systems. The systems are designed to allow residential and commercial property owners greater independence from public utilities by reducing their cost of electricity and ensuring power is available in the event of a power grid fault.
VARTA Microbattery Announces New Nickel Based Energy Storage System
VARTA Microbattery have today announced the addition of HVCAP35, a Nickel based energy storage system to the V-Cap Series. VARTA Microbattery's new Ni based energy storage system is a hybrid technology that combines the high energy density advantage of batteries, with the high power advantage of supercapacitors.
Keeping It To Yourself!
As photovoltaic arrays become more common, consumers need to make informed decisions about the energy storage systems they use, so how should a consumer choose? Dr Alexander Hirnet, General Manager, Energy Storage Systems, VARTA Micro Storage GmbH, explores this issue further in this article from ES Design magazine.