FLASH BATTERY

Kaitek has changed its name to Flash Battery to better convey its fundamental competitive advantage: fast recharge speed. With 40 employees and € 7 million in turnover in 2017, Flash Battery is a young, dynamic company that serves customers in 52 countries around the world. Is the only company in ltaly to include such an advanced electronic control system. Flash Battery provides more than just a product. It also offers exceptional service. And, it designs and manufactures custom lithium battery packs, and monitors their operation throughout their life cycle.

Since 2012, the company has been involved in a number of research projects and has developed strong expertise in the management of projects included in European funding programme. At present, Flash Battery is actively participating in two funded H2020 projects and has been chosen to provide innovative battery pack solutions for two prototypes of light electric vehicles.

Flash Battery is also investing in predictive maintenance of their product offering:

1. Flash Data Center is a system that automatically reports possible malfunctions, which enables us to prevent critical situations before they occur. The data it stores and be accessed over the Web by our technical assistance department and by the producer of the machine itself. 

2. Automatic Alert System: is a system that automatically reports possible malfunctions, which enables us to prevent critical situations before they occur.

 

Role in the project

Flash Battery (Kaitek) will be involved in work package 4 “Road train Energy Storage Management System (RESMS)”. It will contribute to the choice of the technology of the cells, considering the specific use cases and requirements of the project. It will also lead the development of the whole battery pack. In particular, a specific battery management and balancing system will be developed, based on the expertise of Flash Battery on lithium batteries, but with special features needed to cooperate with the RESM system. Safety and protection devices will be included and
optimised for the specific battery back, that will result in a highly engineered module. Flash Battery will use its resources and third parties network also to produce the prototypes needed for the development and the concept demonstration.

Personnel involved

RIGHI Marco, male, CEO Flash Battery and co-founder of Kaitek SRL. He has a strong background in batteries and battery chargers market and a deep knowledge of the battery use cases. At Flash Battery he manages the development of products and directly follows hardware development and industrialisation.

PASTORELLI Alan, male, CTO Flash Battery and co-founder of Kaitek SRL. Graduate in electronic engineering, he is experienced in embedded hardware and firmware development, in particular for industrial and automotive applications. At Flash Battery he is the main responsible for firmware development of BBS system, and follows hardware development of both logic and power devices.

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