In the past few years market interest in Redox-Flow batteries has started to develop rapidly. As an expert in this technology Volterion has identified the need for development of dedicated, low cost electronic control systems.
Until recently, industry standard controllers called PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) were used to manage Redox-Flow battery control. PLCs provide a flexible and expandable platform with which to control a Redox-Flow battery, but this comes at a high price. Although well suited to R&D and low volume production PLCs are not suited to the growing need of the Redox-Flow industry to reduce manufacturing costs and improve performance.
Volterion’s solution has been to develop its own microcontroller-based system in a dedicated printed circuit module. This solution combines the flexibility of a programmable device with considerably lower costs.
This system offers a decentralized control system architecture for Redox-Flow batteries. Placing the data recording and processing close to the point of measurement reduces material and assembly costs while improving reliability through reduction of cables and interconnections. With the introduction of this technology Volterion can quickly adapt prefabricated Redox-Flow battery stacks to suit customer requirements while reducing development time and costs.
Volterion is now combining these controllers with its industry leading stacks to provide the breakthrough Smart Stack System.
With controllers from Volterion, Redox-Flow battery stacks and their peripherals can be easily managed and monitored. Volterion’s control units provide developers and users with a high degree of flexibility and reliability. Volterion provides a configuration services for control units to ensure optimal performance and smooth operation of its battery stacks in combination with your preferred Battery Management Systems (BMS).
Advantages of our smart stack technology at a glance:
- Application specific solution for Redox-Flow batteries
- Lower cost than traditional PLCs
- Reduced system complexity
- Lower material costs
- No development costs
- Compatible with any stack