CLARE, Mich., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Battery Concepts is pleased to announce that it has selected battery equipment experts Wirtz Manufacturing to install production-scale paste lines for its Clare, Michigan prototype production facility using ABC's proprietary PrecisionAM™ pasting technology.
PrecisionAM™ pasting is a patent pending method of applying active materials to a bipolar electrode that demonstrates many advantages over existing lead grid pasting methods employed today. Innovative PrecisionAM™ pasting allows for precise application of leady pastes with unparalleled weight and thickness consistency. Even better, PrecisionAM™ pasting is extremely clean with no off-fall or dust, greatly improving environmental stewardship.
Dr. Ed Shaffer commented, "Advanced Battery Concepts is delighted to be working with Wirtz, an industry recognized global leader in battery equipment manufacture. This equipment will allow Advanced Battery Concepts to demonstrate run at rate throughput and assist our licensees in their adoption of GreenSeal® bipolar lead battery technology."
John Wirtz commented, "Wirtz is very excited to be working with Advanced Battery Concepts on their manufacturing equipment needs. Advanced Battery Concepts has been able to demonstrate PrecisionAM™ pasting of bipolar electrodes repeatedly and successfully. Their resultant process is easily scalable, innovative, and simple. We look forward to the broad adoption by licensees of Advanced Battery Concepts bipolar lead battery technology and we believe Wirtz will be well positioned to globally support this emerging equipment demand."
About Advanced Battery Concepts, LLC
Advanced Battery Concepts LLC is a global battery technology development company based in Michigan, USA, and is the first company to successfully design a bipolar lead acid battery and develop and implement a commercially viable manufacturing process for such batteries. Advanced Battery Concepts is currently working with existing lead acid battery producers and engaging licensees to realize the commercial potential of its technology, as well as on-going production of batteries and additional research from its Battery Research & Engineering Development Centre in Michigan to broaden its technology portfolio.
About Wirtz Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Wirtz Manufacturing Company, is based in Michigan, USA, with manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Bangalore, India. Wirtz has been supplying lead acid battery makers throughout the world with the most technically advanced battery manufacturing equipment for over 85 years. Wirtz is the leader in developing plate production equipment and has multiple patents for the processes of grid manufacture and plate manufacture.
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