FastCAP Systems Rebrands to Nanoramic Laboratories

May 21, 2018

Katie Willgoos

Composite Electrode

As FastCAP expands its product lines to include advanced materials from carbon nanotubes, the company rebrands to Nanoramic Laboratories. BOSTON, MA, May 24, 2018 -- FastCAP Systems Corporation, an industry leader in extreme environment energy storage technology, is rebranding to Nanoramic Laboratories. In addition to ultracapacitors, Nanoramic will specialize in advanced material solutions based on nanocarbon technology. In 2018, FastCAP’s product offerings expanded to include a division focused on the development...

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NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Leads Investment Round in FastCAP Ultracapacitors

March 19, 2018

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

FastCAP Ultracapacitors Corporation has announced a strategic partnership with NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., a Japan-based company that specializes in packaging for complex electronic applications. The investment from NGK SPARK PLUG boosts FastCAP’s capability to bring to market a new generation of energy storage devices for the electronics components industry. FastCAP’s expertise in extreme environment energy storage paved the way for the company’s newest technology - a reflowable, slim profile, low-ESR ultracapacitor...

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How Can Hard Drive Manufacturers Store More Data? Ultracapacitors

November 17, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

We are living in a fully digitalized era, where the amount of data we generate every day is huge. Actions like shooting a 60-second video, taking a bunch of high-definition pictures, and sending multiple text messages have become part of our everyday lifestyle. Today, the estimated amount of data we generate daily is 2.5 exabytes, the equivalent of 2,500,000,000 Gigabytes (2.5 Quintillion bytes = a lot of bytes). While the current amount of data being generated is enormous, the rate at which we are making it...

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Enhance your Investigation Depths, Reduce Failures with Downhole Ultracapacitor based LWD and Production Logging Tools

August 30, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

With the steady increase in the number of directional drilling operations over the past 3 decades, return on investment relies increasingly on directional drilling technologies. Timely transmission of key data from the bottom hole assembly (BHA) to the surface is critical for the quality of the borehole - both in structure and in placement relative to the payzone...

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How to Gain a Competitive Edge in the Performance of your Mud Pulse Telemetry

August 30, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

With the steady increase in the number of directional drilling operations over the past 3 decades, return on investment relies increasingly on directional drilling technologies. Timely transmission of key data from the bottom hole assembly to the rig floor is critical for the efficiency of the drilling operation and the quality of the borehole - both in structure and in placement relative to the payzone. Simply speaking, two main forms of telemetry for directional drilling exist today - Mud Pulse Telemetry and...

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The Benefits of EM Telemetry over Mud Pulse Technology

August 28, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

With the steady increase in the number of directional drilling operations over the past 3 decades, return on investment relies increasingly on directional drilling technologies. Timely transmission of key data from the bottom hole assembly to the rig floor is critical for the efficiency of the drilling operation and the quality of the borehole - both in structure and in placement relative to the payzone. Simply speaking, two main forms of telemetry for directional drilling exist today - Mud Pulse Telemetry...

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FastCAP Awarded NASA Phase 2 SBIR for Cube Satellites

June 22, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

FastCAP has been selected for a Phase 2 SBIR from NASA to continue the development of ultracapacitor technology for cube satellites. The continuation of the cube satellite project will enable FastCAP technology on multiple fronts, mainly structural cell technology and space qualified cells and electronics. The satellite technology represents a unique advancement in module design and cell architecture, enabling versatile module construction that eliminates the wiring harness while providing a cell with...

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What is a High Temperature Ultracapacitor?

June 22, 2017

In general, an ultracapacitor, also known as supercapacitor, or electrical double layer capacitor, is an device that stores energy through electrostatic forces rather than chemical reactions. Ultracapacitors can store much more energy than regular electrolytic or tantalum capacitors, and can provide higher power than batteries due to their lower internal resistance. Ultracapacitors are excellent devices for high power, pulsed power, and long-life applications. A significant advantage of FastCAP's ultracapacitor...

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High Temperature Ultracapacitors for Rack Level Data Center UPS

June 22, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

Typical battery selections for UPS systems in data centers have historically been based on lead acid technologies, either flooded or valve regulated (VRLA). Both types have undesirable attributes which the end user must deal with. Flooded lead acid require provisions for spill containment and cooling, along with regular maintenance. VRLA’s major issue has been life. VRLA batteries have not exhibited the life promised, with typical battery life being much shorter than the advertised 10 years. On the surface lead...

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FastCAP's High Temperature Ultracapacitors Enable the Lithium Free Toolstring

June 22, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

FastCAP's High Temperature Ultracapacitors enable the "Lithium-free Downhole Toolstring." The implications on safety and handling logistics, especially in off-shore drilling operations could be far-reaching. The Lithium-free Downhole Toolstring offers a safe, non-depleting, high power downhole power source. Additional benefits include: - Reduction of variable cost associated with the consumption of lithium batteries, - Elimination of catastrophic downhole failures that cause loss of tool or loss of wellbore...

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Customized Ultracapacitors that are also a structural component for Spacecraft Avionics

June 22, 2017

Katie Willgoos

Ultracapacitors

Future satellite systems are projected to require power electronics and energy storage systems that are less massive and smaller than the current State of the Art. Modern CubeSats rely heavily on solar panels to provide the necessary energy for operation. Typically, Li-ion batteries are used to store energy for eclipse periods as well as provide the necessary power capabilities for substantial loads. The size and weight requirements of CubeSats, however limit the power capabilities of traditional Li-ion based...

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