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From Hoverboards to Lift trucks: What you need to know about lithium-ion batteries and the battery management systems and standards that surround them

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  • Date Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Time 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location Theater F
  • Type Seminar

Presented By

Joern Tinnemeyer - Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President


What You Will Learn

The headlines are filled with news about lithium-ion battery fires. But are these batteries really safe to use in industrial and commercial applications? This seminar will discuss the latest advances in lithium-ion battery technology as it applies to the industrial lift truck market. An overview of the technologies that are on the market, what is being done to make these systems safe and the importance of the battery management system to the safety and operation of these batteries will be presented. A discussion of the standards that surround this technology, and which ones you need to know about, will round out this seminar along with time for questions. This seminar will give attendees a better ability to evaluate lithium battery solutions for their operation from a functionality and safety perspective.

Key Takeaways

1. Not all lithium-ion battery technologies are alike. You will learn about the differences between LFP, NMC, LMO, LCO & NCA technologies and why should you care about which technology you choose.
2. The BMS is the key to the safety, reliability and performance in a lithium-ion battery. The electronics are just as important as the chemistry!
3. Which standards you should look for when making a decision on which lithium-ion technology to choose.
4. An understanding of what a safe lithium-ion design looks like and how to rate them. Safety must be viewed as a spectrum that runs from safe cells to a fail-safe system design to a culture of safety.


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