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Held one day before the expo kicks off, these intensive 3-hour workshops are an exploration in great depth and breadth, offering a detailed and interactive learning experience on core subject matter in advanced batteries and electric & hybrid vehicles.

Battery Safety Training

Batteries have become daily use components for many applications, but in the race for energy density we sometimes forget safety. Unfortunately we face daily safety events that could cause injures and severe damage.

The training program focuses on portable and stationary battery safety along the battery cycle life (acceptance, testing, assembly, use, transportation, and disposal).

This workshop will provide attendants with the knowledge needed to safely handle the batteries in their organization and to support reduction in safety events.

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Next Generation Batteries: Strengths, Weaknesses & Applications

Next generation battery materials can be a dizzyingly complex sector. Silicon anode materials, lithium metal anodes, metal fluoride cathodes: The breadth and depth of the different technologies and their applications is difficult to overestimate. This workshop will look at each of the major emerging battery technologies, analyze their strengths and weaknesses, the development hurdles they still have to overcome, and the market landscape of startups and industry heavyweights that are invested in this space. The workshop will also provide Cairn ERA’s market forecasts for each technology, based on expected global uptake (by region) and specific applications.

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How to Qualify Your Lithium Ion Cell Supplier to Prevent Failures & Thermal Events

Reports about lithium ion batteries exploding and catching fire continue to draw the public’s attention. How do you balance the need for power, size, cost, and time-to-market, while still avoiding being the lead story on the evening news?

Is it enough to qualify a cell manufacturer according to industry standards? The answer is that the majority of compliance based testing is related to abuse tolerance. However, the vast majority of field failures do not occur under abuse scenarios, but happen under normal operating conditions due to manufacturing flaws or design and system tolerance issues that cause internal shorts. Internal shorts are unfortunately not mitigated by safety electronics.

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Electrification of the Off-Road Vehicle Market

Since the start of the hybridization and electrification evolution, the off-road vehicle industries have shown tremendous interest in utilizing the latest electrification advancements to offer green technology & enhance the performance of their vehicles. In this workshop, the Siemens team will step the audience through the electrification of the off-highway market. Use cases will be reviewed discussing the electrification technology development & implementation for the Caterpillar mini excavator and the Komatsu heavy excavator case using system simulation. The team will also discuss the battery & fuel cell development for some of off-road vehicle cases.

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