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Anton Beck

Anton Beck
Anton came to Epec with over 25 years of electronics manufacturing experience. His background includes all manufacturing processes from design to fabrication. Anton is consistently focused on developing our Battery Design and Manufacturing infrastructure, to continually improve our value added supply chain organization. Anton's responsibilities include overseeing our design team, product/prototype development, tooling and test processes, regulatory/approval management and sub-component supply chain to ensure Epec's world class standards to our customers are maintained. Anton oversees hundreds of custom battery pack design projects which include everything from primary and secondary chemistries to include, alkaline, NiMH, NiCd, primary lithium, and the latest lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries. He has extensive experience with medical devices, UL/CE, UN DOT, and military power electronics applications.

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Top 3 Reasons Why Battery Pack Development Gets Delayed

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 2:37 PM

When developing a custom battery pack, the last thing anyone wants is to hear their development hit a snag. Batteries already have a lengthy timeline going from concept to production, so staying on schedule is incredibly important. Of course, sometimes delays can just happen for reasons you have no control over, making it even more necessary to nail down the areas you can influence. Factors such as knowledge of certification requirements, manufacturing support capabilities, and prototyping processes can help keep your development on the right track.

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What Makes a Smart Battery Pack...Smart?

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on September 11, 2018 at 10:21 AM

How a battery pack becomes qualified as “smart” is, quite simply, because of software. The Smart Battery System (SBS) forum defines a smart battery as a battery pack where some level of communication occurs between the battery, the equipment, and the user. As a further technicality, their definition also requires that a smart battery must provide state-of-charge indications (i.e. fuel gauge).

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Why Should You Use Alkaline Batteries in Your Application?

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on September 5, 2018 at 10:08 AM

Although the progress of technology moves fast and batteries are more popular for supporting mobile devices, it should be noted that the actual battery chemistries haven’t changed much over the last several years. The shift in hand-held devices are for rechargeable solutions with more energy and lighter weight which targets lithium chemistry.

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Custom Battery Pack Potting Process

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 3:27 PM

This blog post provides a quick overview of what is involved in the battery pack potting process. Battery potting can greatly aid in stability and help to optimize the performance of your finished custom battery pack. Potting materials are used to provide mechanical reinforcement to housed-assemblies and to protect components against exposure to harmful chemicals, moisture, mechanical shock and vibrations, and other hazards.

Some additional benefits of using battery potting include low cost shells, hermetic like seal, and good electrical insulation.

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Proper Charging For Shipping Lithium Batteries

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on December 1, 2017 at 3:15 PM

This topic is mainly focused on properly shipping lithium ion batteries due to shipping regulations, but could also apply to Ni-MH where appropriate.

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Why Proper Cell Balancing is Necessary In Battery Packs

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on November 3, 2017 at 8:52 AM

When a lithium battery pack is designed using multiple cells in series, it is very important to design the electronic features to continually balance the cell voltages. This is not only for the performance of the battery pack, but also for optimal life cycles.

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Limits And Features of Custom Battery Packs

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on November 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

When designing and manufacturing battery packs, it is important to recognize that there will be limitations when dealing with specific cost and performance parameters. You may encounter circumstances where you will have to increase the cost of your battery pack or decrease aspects of the overall performance. We'll help detail some of those limitations and how to find solutions that help move your project forward.

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Regulation Changes Q&A for Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on July 11, 2016 at 11:36 AM

We're very proud to report that our recent product webinar, Lithium Battery Regulations and How They Affect OEMs, had the most viewer responses ever for a webinar hosted here at Epec! Over 300 registered for the event, confirming that these latest changes to shipping lithium battery are of real concern amongst some of the industry’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

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Battery Management & Logistics Monitoring

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 3:25 PM
Companies beginning to work with brokers or directly with Asian manufacturers for battery requirements to obtain the best economic cost should be aware of several areas of the process prior to proceeding. Asking some basic questions to understand how your batteries will be tested and managed will help provide the foundation to move forward.
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Battery Charging and Discharging at High and Low Temperatures

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on November 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM

During our webinar "How Many Cycles Can I Expect from My Battery?" due to time constraints we were unable to get to all of the great questions submitted by our attendees during the Q&A session. One particularly important question stood out that we wanted to share and provide a detailed answer for on our blog.

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