Material handling products are increasingly making the switch from lead acid to lithium-ion batteries, driven by faster charging rates, better round-trip efficiencies, longer cycle life, and better energy density. AllCell’s lithium-ion batteries are a particularly good fit for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and material handling robots that operate around the clock. Managing High Charge and Discharge Rates The heat generated by a lithium-ion cell goes up exponentially as the charge and discharge rates increase, making thermal management of applications with rapid opportunity charging and/or high pulse discharge rates challenging. AllCell’s PCC material acts as a thermal capacitor by absorbing thermal spikes and dissipating the heat gradually over time, protecting the lithium-ion cells in the pack from rapid aging and overheating. Extended Cycle Life By limiting maximum cell temperature while ensuring temperature uniformity, AllCell’s PCC™ material can increase pack cycle life by 50% - 100%. Safety AllCell’s innovative PCC was originally designed to prevent overheating and fires in large lithium-ion battery systems. Internal and external testing has demonstrated the technology’s ability to passively protect against thermal runaway propagation (click here for publications) and AllCell’s PCC has passed the UL 94 V-0 flammability test.