A new “turnkey” modular battery system from technology firm Xerotech is promising to revolutionize the construction equipment market by offering manufacturers a flexible, scalable battery pack that can go in — well, just about everything!
It combines seven variants of modules with a choice of battery cell chemistry.
The battery packs’ main advantage comes from the flexibility of the design, which — yeah, it can be worked into just about any class of construction equipment, with one battery pack platform being scalable from 15kWh to 250kWh in increments of 2kWh, which makes it suitable for everything from NEVs to 400-ton dump trucks.
The real trick here is that Xerotech claims it can offer hundreds of battery pack configurations using the same manufacturing lines, processes, and tooling, enabling the factory making these to be able to quickly respond to a manufacturers’ needs and market demands.
What’s more, because the packs are “cell agnostic,” the company can rapidly switch between cells as resource conditions change and new cell technology emerges.
Xerotech’s engineers have won a number of awards for this technology, including a €10,000 innovation prize from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
Xerotech will be marketing these battery packs under the “Hibernium” name, which will encompass the entire “battery pack system,” including a proprietary liquid thermal management and safety technology which prevents overheating of the batteries during the kinds of extended, “round-the-clock” use they’ll see in emergency response sites (for example).
The Ireland-based company’s batteries will be undergoing public trials within European mining and construction operations this summer, where Xerotech says that a number of battery-powered loaders, drilling jumbos, and shotcrete spraying rigs will put the Hibernium batteries to the real-world test.
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