Articles filtered by topic: Batteries

February/March 2024 – Vol. 26, Issue 1 Batteries and energy storage systems (PDF, 615.72 KB)
A battery is a container that stores energy until it is needed. We take a look at the latest developments from the traditional batteries to the growing market for large solar/hydrogen powered hybrid and full electric power packs capable of powering large construction sites.

February/March 2022 – Vol. 24, Issue 1 Batteries (PDF, 1.07 MB)
In terms of battery technology, the lead acid battery is a dinosaur. Invented in the mid-1800s it has barely changed in the 150 years since. We look at some of the growing number of credible alternatives. And four years on, Mark Darwin revisits Hoogwerkt, the innovative ‘Lithium only’ access rental company in the Netherlands, to find out if and how its original business model has changed.

February/March 2021 – Vol. 23, Issue 1 Batteries (PDF, 1.52 MB)
Given that past battery features have focused on aerial work platforms, this feature will take an in depth look at how the mobile crane market is suddenly becoming interested in electrification with many manufacturers spending an increasing amount of their development budgets and time on battery power.

February 2020 – Vol. 22, Issue 1 Batteries (PDF, 689.07 KB)
The shift in people’s attitude over the past year towards reducing their carbon footprint has resulted in an enormous move towards battery powered equipment, and in particular lithium ion battery packs. We take a look at this rapidly growing sector and some of the latest developments in battery technology.