VARTA presents new ready-to-use battery at LogiMat 2023

At the international trade fair for intralogistics in Stuttgart, VARTA presents the new VARTA EasyBlade battery pack, which has been developed for automated guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomously moving robots (AMRs) and for material handling systems.


VARTA EasyBlade battery pack in an AGV. ©VARTA AG

VARTA EasyBlade is a ready-to-use standard battery pack that serves the demanding needs of today's and tomorrow's AGV and AMR markets. The market-tailored battery solution fits all popular AGVs and AMRs. This avoids long and costly design-in processes and enables a fast time-to-market for the AGV or AMR.

Fabian Beck, General Manager Lithium-Ion Battery Packs at VARTA AG: "Our customers demand standard solutions for their AGV applications. They want reliable, high-performance and scalable battery solutions that enable a fast time-to-market for their products. VARTA EasyBlade combines the experience gained from numerous customer projects. With our technological knowledge and expertise, we have developed a solution for this specific market. With VARTA EasyBlade, we offer a product that can be used in a variety of applications thanks to its well thought-out design and all current certifications. The demand and the projects already implemented with our international customers show that we are hitting a nerve here and delivering exactly the product that the market demands." says.

The battery packs stand for ready-to-use as they already have all important certifications for a system approval and global transport and can thus be put into operation directly. With the ability to scale up to 25 packs in parallel, flexibility is possible when using them in AGV platforms of varying size and power. This means VARTA EasyBlade can also be used as a standard battery solution across an entire fleet. VARTA EasyBlade also features an intelligent battery management system that ensures the performance and long life of the battery packs.

The VARTA EasyBlade battery packs are based on lithium-ion technology and thus bring several advantages compared to other electrochemical systems such as lead-acid. The battery packs have a charging time reduced by a factor of three and an energy density increased by a factor of three with significantly reduced weight.

You will find VARTAs battery experts at the Stuttgart trade fair from 25th to 27th April 2023 in hall 10, booth 10C17.

About VARTA AG

VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio ranging from micro batteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customised battery solutions for a variety of applications and sets the industry standards as a technology leader in key areas. As the parent company of the Group, it is divided into the segments "Micro Batteries", "Lithium-Ion CoinPower", "Consumer Batteries", "Energy Storage Systems" and "Other".
The "Micro Batteries" segment includes micro and hearing aid batteries, "Lithium-Ion CoinPower" small-format lithium-ion round cells for OEM applications. "Consumer Batteries" represents the business with household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights. “Energy Storage Systems" includes energy storage solutions for primarily private, but also for commercial applications. The "Other" segment includes the "Lithium-Ion Battery Packs" and "Lithium-Ion Large Cells" business units (high-performance lithium-ion round cells for industrial applications in the automotive and non-automotive sectors).
Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in many areas of lithium-ion technology and in micro batteries, making it a recognised innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and in primary hearing aid batteries. The VARTA AG Group currently employs around 4,200 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centres in Asia, Europe and the USA, VARTA AG's operating subsidiaries are currently active in over 100 countries worldwide.