June 27, 2014
-- DANVILLE, VA (Monday, June 30, 2014) —
LiFeBATT®, Inc., a supplier of advanced technology lithium-ion battery cells headquartered here, is announcing a major new customer for its product. American Mine Research, Inc.has chosen the 20- amp hour cells based on LiFePO4 supplied by LiFeBATT® to power the underground system that will provide communication and location information to protect miners.
The initial contract with AMR calls for 4000 cells per mine. The extremely rigorous certification procedures required the LiFeBATT® cells to undergo nearly a full year of testing before they could be incorporated into AMR’s system. The cells are now clearly labeled to certify that they have met numerous international safety standards. The LiFeBATT® cells are further certified under the U.N. 3840 designation as safe to ship by air cargo. The product carries the highest C – Rated Safe Lithium-ion cell designation on the market today.
“The road has at times been long and difficult, but we have stayed the course, and we are very grateful to the City of Danville Economic Development office for its support and partnership as we have worked through numerous regulatory and safety issues to build our business,” said Michelle Robinson, Chief Technical Officer for LiFeBATT®. “This arrangement with American Mine Research is the kind of association we have been seeking as we introduce our highly advanced battery technology to specialty users that can take advantage of the unique value of the product.”
Both LiFeBATT® and American Mine Research consider it their mission to provide a higher level of safety for miners who work in what are at times hazardous conditions. The lithium-ion cells matched to AMR’s new MineNet™ Mesh System do just that.
LiFeBATT®, Inc., was founded in 2007 and has maintained its headquarters in Danville, Virginia, since 2010. The firm’s mission is to provide alternatives to lead acid batteries that are affordable, utilize the latest green technology and can be customized for a broad range of applications. For more information about LiFeBATT P-20 Cells, visit : http://lifebatt.com/
For more information about AMR , visit: http://americanmineresearch.com/