Ultracapacitor Industry news

Taiwan Begins Testing Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

The city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has begun testing the world’s only completely cable-free rail system. Instead of relying on an overhead network of power cables to move them, the light-rail trains employ supercapacitors with wireless charging systems to get them from station to station. Taiwan partnered with Spain-based company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) to build the trains, which can charge in only 20 seconds. Tecate Group is a distributor and integrator of Maxwell supercapacitor cells and modules.

Supercapacitor-Powered, Cable-Free Rail System

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Ultracapacitor Announcements

Lightweight Tactical Vehicle Summit

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Tecate will be exhibiting at the Lightweight Tactical Vehicle Summit in Detroit next week, March 16-18 - http://www.lighttacticalvehiclesummit.com.  This event focuses on the recent vehicle programs and modernization initiatives in military vehicle fleets.  Tecate designs and manufactures a complete line of long life ultracapacitor cells and custom module solutions to replace battery packs.  We have successfully designed systems for BPS in AFES applications. 


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Ultracapacitor Press Releases

Tecate Announces Appearance at ProMat

Global Manufacturer and Supplier Will Highlight Value of PowerBurst Ultracapacitors

San Diego, CA, March 27, 2017…The Tecate Group, a global manufacturer and supplier of electronic components and assemblies, will be exhibiting in booth N829 at ProMat 2017, held April 3 through 6 at Chicago's McCormick Place. ProMat is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America and provides attendees access to the latest material-handling and logistics equipment and technologies.

E-commerce is seeing pressures for shortened delivery times, reduced overall cost, and increased efficiencies. As customers are becoming educated about e-commerce, they are looking at the overall price, including shipping cost and delivery times, instead of the initial product cost alone. Cold-storage applications are also seeing increased pressures for optimization in the fulfillment center that can allow for streamlined energy use and faster delivery of goods. Challenges remain in deploying automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) solutions. The high capital costs required to deploy these systems mean the risk of downtime due to equipment failure or malfunction can have significant effects on system return on investment. There are also costs to maintaining and updating the systems. These challenges can be addressed by using ultracapacitor power sources to limit component failures and maintenance in ASRS systems.

The use of ultracapacitors as a power source in shuttles and 3-D shuttles reduces system failures and maintenance requirements due to power source failures. With almost limitless charge/discharge cycles, your shuttle may be replaced before the ultracapacitor pack. An ultracapacitor charges in seconds, resulting in less overall downtime and lower initial cost. Ultracapacitor cells can operate at extremely low temperatures without any degradation to performance, they do not lose capacity over time, they are environmentally friendly, and they do not have shipping restrictions. Shuttles and 3-D shuttles can charge opportunistically without the need for major rerouting and downtime, reducing the need for designated charging areas that can take up valuable floor space. Ultracapacitors can also provide peak power when used in conjunction with traditional power sources, allowing for a smaller main power source. Ultracapacitors also provide increased overall safety.

For more information and to take advantage of Tecate's line of PowerBurst ultracapacitors, visit www.tecategroup.com.