Boston-Power — a prominent lithium-ion battery manufacturer — recently released an interesting new “solutions kit” of basic components for simple, affordable, large format battery pack solutions for electric vehicle and energy storage systems, as per a recent press release.
The “Ensemble Module System” — as it’s been dubbed — allows for the creation of a wide variety of different module designs, meeting a large number of different voltage and capacity requirements (currently available in systems based on 155 Wh and 116 Wh increments).
Central to the Ensemble solution is the use of a new pressure-connect way to perform module assembly — thus eliminating the expensive and time-intensive cell welding process.
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Fully tested to automotive quality standards, the result is a mechanically robust module that can be assembled and disassembled in a fraction of the time of conventional methods.
By utilizing Boston-Power’s Swing Cell products, customers can realize the ease of assembly benefits of large format modules while retaining the benefits of packing density, reliability and thermal performance that come with using Boston-Power’s small form-factor battery cells. Sample, prototype and production volumes are currently available.
Companies in need of large format battery packs typically are faced with spending significant time and expense in designing, qualifying and fabricating custom solutions to meet their requirements, Bosston-Power said. The Ensemble Module System provides a semi-custom cell-to-module approach for the quick and easy integration of Boston-Power’s cells into high energy density battery modules, the company said.
The Director of Business Development and Marketing at Boston-Power, Darren Bischoff, had this to say: “The flexibility of the Ensemble system allows customers to design, build and test a prototype pack in a fraction of the time it would typically take for a fully custom solution. Next, the production quality components used in the initial prototypes greatly reduce the pack qualification effort needed to launch into mass production. Finally, the same highly-reliable standard components used in the prototype and development stages support a cost-effective launch of low, medium and high volume packs without the need for expensive tooling or a complex assembly line. Ensemble provides clear value from project inception through high volume pack production.”
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