Battery pack manufacturer Xerotech has formed a partnership with Meta System—a Tier 1 supplier of automotive electronic systems—to help expand its offering and provide integrated battery systems to the NRMM market.
The non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) is widely being recognized as the next frontier of electrification. Industrial OEMs announce new, fully electric equipment for construction, mining, agriculture and many other heavy duty off-road applications on a weekly basis as the market rapidly migrates to zero-emission technology.
A major barrier to electrification for OEMs in these low-volume high-diversity markets is lack of access to high quality automotive-grade components which are normally only available in high volume orders. Xerotech are already actively engaged in many of these first-of-a-kind NRMM electrification projects through the supply of its new Hibernium battery platform.
This strategic partnership with Meta System to supply leading-edge automotive-grade onboard chargers (OBCs) and DC-DC converters further supports Xerotech’s strategy of eliminating NRMM electrification challenges. New offering brings 400V and 800V onboard chargers in 11 and 22 kW with integrated off-board fast-charge control to the market in low volumes along with a selection of 12 and 24V bi-directional and uni-directional DC-DC converters, out-of-the-box integrated with Hibernium battery packs.
“We have identified the off-highway market as a very interesting growth opportunity outside of our core automotive business. Our partnership with Xerotech aligns well with our goals and their flexible battery architecture and systems engineering approach eliminates many of the traditional concerns for engaging with low-volume customers. We are very excited for the future of this market,” says Matteo Attolini, KAM E-Mobility Business Unit at Meta System.
“Our strategic partnership with Meta System is a game changer. This is the first time that true automotive-grade power electronics are being made available to low-volume OEMs. There are no solutions in this market remotely close to the cost and quality of Meta System’s product portfolio,” says Barry Flannery, Founder and CEO at Xerotech.
Listen to our podcast interview with Barry Flannery, CEO and founder of Xerotech, to learn more about the company and its battery technology.