In the first of our new Tech Tuesday Series we take a look at what goes into the technology behind our battery technology, starting with the first of our safety features at the cell level.
Cell Safety – Structural Casing
Our Hibernium® battery packs are built exclusively with 2170 cylindrical battery cells. There are many good reasons to use this battery cell format, one of which is the structural support it provides.
Unlike other battery cell formats such as pouch cells, cylindrical cells by their very design do not require external support structures to operate safely and reliably. The battery cell casing itself acts as a direct mechanical support structure to the “jelly-roll” electrodes. Another benefit is that it also provides the first safety barrier in the event of thermal runaway, making this cell format one of the safest available.
Using a self-supporting cell format like the 2170 simplifies module and pack design as the cells themselves can be used as a structural element. This makes it a logical choice when compared with other cell formats.
As we shift towards an all-electric future, it is technology like this that is making electrification a reality, not just for the mass vehicle market, but for the highly diverse and demanding non-road mobile machinery market too.
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At Xerotech, we take battery safety very seriously. As a trusted supplier of battery technology to a wide variety of heavy industry, we believe in an ethos where batteries and battery technology should never pose a risk to people, even under the most extreme of conditions. Because of this we conduct a rigorous set of in-house tests and incorporate many different features that build in high levels of battery safety as standard. These tests are designed to push the boundaries far beyond what could be expected, even in the most demanding of conditions. It is as a direct result of this that we have developed one of the safest batteries in the world today.
Xerotech is a battery technology company that is solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation, industrial electrification. Our talented team is making an impact on a global scale, driven by a shared vision of a fully electric future.
Our Hibernium® battery pack platform is a battery pack platform that adapts to the bespoke needs of your vehicle or application. With Hibernium® you can choose your desired or preferred energy content, operating voltage range, physical dimensions, and even battery cell chemistry. There are no design or engineering costs even for one-off prototyping projects making this solution one of the only viable options for low volume, high diversity projects.
The electrification of heavy-duty machinery is now available to every OEM and Integrator.