Batt-Recon Stuns ProMat 2009 Show Attendees!Monday, March 2, 2009
The ProMat 2009 trade show, recently held in Chicago, was a milestone for an emerging technology that claims to provide a “paradigm shift” in the way lead-acid motive batteries are maintained. ProMat attendees were stunned to realize that large, expensive motive batteries, previously discarded every 4 to 5 years, can now be quickly and safely restored to a “like new” condition by a simple, patent pending one-hour process of sulfation elimination. Having a heavily sulfated motive battery on display and showing ProMat attendees how quickly the sulfation was eliminated proved, without a doubt, that the process works to anyone who attended the Batt-Recon booth.
According to the inventor Mr. Bruce Zeier, “… batteries previously deemed unserviceable and discarded, are now being restored by the Batt-Recon process and placed back into service!” “Our fortune 500 clients are saving millions of dollars per year in capitalization costs by restoring, rather than purchasing motive batteries, in addition to a 10 to 25% reduction in their electrical costs to recharge their motive fleets!”
In difficult economic times, companies are looking for any means to save money and increase efficiency. The Batt-Recon system is a real “game changer” because for the first time, a commercially viable system and process has been developed to quickly remove sulfate build up and restore an expensive motive battery to a “like new” condition, at the end-user’s facility! Because of the portability of Batt-Recon, companies have installed systems in their warehouses and performed battery restoration themselves, without the expense and logistics of sending their batteries to the battery shop. The Batt-Recon system will allow end-users to dramatically lower their battery costs saving thousands or millions of dollars per year!
Batt-Recon’s portability also allows the forklift repair company or battery company to begin a new “preventive maintenance” business offer to their warehousing clients. Prior to Batt-Recon, the only option for most large motive battery end-users was to remove the battery from their facility, send it to the local battery shop and wait days or weeks for the return of the battery. Forklift and battery shops can now become authorized Batt-Recon service centers and provide “on location” battery sulfation elimination services to their clients. Batt-Recon will provide a service center opportunity that will dramatically increase their service work, while providing tremendous savings to their existing clients. Just the electrical savings alone will easily pay the Batt-Recon service charges.
This paradigm shift in motive battery longevity is predicted to be two or three times the current life expectancy. This dramatic increase in battery life will result in hundreds of millions of dollars of savings for end-users by simply extending the life of the battery using the Batt-Recon sulfation elimination process. In addition, millions of dollars in wasted electricity charges from charging inefficient, sulfated batteries will now be saved, substantially reducing the operating costs of motive batteries. Finally, the dramatic reduction of battery re-cycling will make the new Batt-Recon system a truly green alternative to battery replacement.
This emerging technology is based upon the science of pulse width modulation (pwm), which is simply a voltage spike created by the switching on and off of a DC current. The parent company of Batt-Recon, Bravo Zulu International Ltd., developed this new process as an adaptation from their extensive work in the field of flight simulation. Flight simulators require precise creation and control of pwm to control simulator hydraulic systems and BZI’s mastery of pwm for flight simulation, has allowed them to develop the world’s first, commercially viable battery de-sulfation device! While there have been many other companies claiming to have developed a pwm based system, they have all universally been rejected by the motive industry as non-commercially viable.
At ProMat 2009, Batt-Recon demonstrated to clients and battery manufacturers that the system really works, and works in about 1-hour! In fact, according to Mr. Zeier, the top engineer from one of the largest battery manufacturers, commented that: “… you guys are the first ones to know what you are talking about,” with respect to the battery de-sulfation systems they had previously evaluated.
The Batt-Recon success story is dependent upon their totally different approach using a patent pending, “variable power pulse technology,” which allows the operator to match the signal’s peak amplitude to the characteristics of each battery. Each battery is unique and thus, requires a different pwm characteristic. Other systems cannot control the pwm signal, nor can they be used in a universal manner. Because of “variable power pulse technology,” the Batt-Recon system can be used on individual motive battery cells of 2-volts, or an entire battery bank of up to 80-volts.
Another Batt-Recon technological advance is the ability of the operator to adjust, in real time, the peak-to-peak amplitude of the pwm signal. This feature is possible because of the advance in pwm signal generation control, resulting from the world’s first “multi-channel” pwm de-sulfation system. Accurate, precise peak generation and control is required to allow precise peak amplitude sampling. Precise peak sampling allows precise peak display on
Batt-Recon model 4800 de-sulfation system instrument panel, which in turn allows the operator to adjust the peak requirements specifically to the battery they are working on.
Batt-Recon also developed the world’s first, highly accurate, motive battery cell impedance tester. A new motive battery cell has an impedance of zero milli-ohms of impedance, or internal resistance. As the battery cycles between charging and discharging during use, the sulfation induced impedance increases. When the impedance is about .5 milli-ohms, the operator begins to notice a slowing of the battery performance. When the cells reach 1.0 to 1.5 milli-ohms of impedance, the battery is ready for replacement. Batt-Recon safely and quickly removes this sulfation typically restoring the impedance to .1 or .2 milli-ohms of impedance, considered the “field optimum” impedance.View all Industry News