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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Lithium-ion battery powers MOVE underwater vehicle

Lithium-ion battery powers MOVE underwater vehicle A Saft lithium-ion battery system will power MOVE, an unmanned, autonomous deep sea exploration vehicle on missions lasting up to nine months, while it crawls the seabed at depths of several thousand metres to make continuous observations of processes at the ocean floor. MOVE, which resembles the well-known Mars rovers, is one of the new generation of deep sea exploration vehicles under development at Marum, the University of Bremen's centre of marine environmental research and NIOZ, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. It is designed to serve as a mobile platform for various scientific instruments and experiments and has a maximum speed of 5cm/s and a range of one km. Saft has developed a special, modular integrated battery system for MOVE, based on VLE lithium-ion cells. These cells were originally developed for hybrid and electric vehicle applications to pack as much power as possible into a lightweight and space efficient package.
 

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