27 April 2001
27 April 2001
Beacon Power Corporation has successfully completed more than 1000 hours of continuous operation of key subsystems for its next- generation 6kWh Flywheel Energy Storage System. Beacon also announced that its 6kWh prototypes will be tested during the second quarter of 2001 and Beta test units will be delivered to customers in the fourth quarter of 2001.
Subsystems that completed these tests included such critical components as the flywheel's integrated vacuum system, magnetic bearing system, and composite rotor structure. The new 6kWh system will use the same control electronics developed for Beacon's current 20C1000 2kWh flywheel product. Those electronics are currently undergoing testing by Underwriters Laboratory.
Beacon Power Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets advanced flywheel technology products that provide reliable electric power required by the information economy. Beacon Power Corporation is the only company to have developed a flywheel made from proprietary composite materials that can store and deliver the energy needed for long-duration backup of remote communications sites. Beacon Power Corporation is initially targeting this $4 billion communications segment of the $12 billion power quality and reliability market with products that offer significant advantages over environmentally hazardous lead-acid battery back-up power systems, including higher reliability, longer life, reduced maintenance, quicker recharging, remote monitoring and environmental friendliness.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.
Porcher Industries and its US subsidiary BGF Industries will present their latest innovations at CAMX 2018 on 15-18 October in Dallas, Texas, US, including new dry fibres for aerospace and automotive applications, the STELIA thermoplastic fuselage demonstrator, and solutions for the industrial, construction and sports and leisure sectors.
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