South Africa’s largest manufacturer of printed circuits has beaten frequent power outages and cut its energy costs by deploying Australian-designed Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries.
Unreliable mains power supplies meant Johannesburg-based Bosco Printed Circuits often had its production line stopped in mid-shift by power cuts, which could occur as often as twice a week. These stoppages each cost as much as 10,000 rand (A$1000) in wasted materials as well as disrupting Bosco’s tight delivery schedule to its many customers in the mining, security and industrial electronics sectors.
Bosco solved these power cut problems by installing 14 ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, from Brisbane-based Redflow Limited, which now keep its production line running through power cuts.
Bosco Printed Circuits Director Mr Philip Verheul said the Redflow batteries had eliminated production losses. “In our process, we have electroplating lines in which we plate copper in holes, so if there’s a power failure during the process. everything in the line is basically scrapped,” he said. “It could cost as much as 10,000 rand per power failure. What was more of an issue was that we lost our delivery time, which created inconvenience and concern for our customers, who depend on us.”
Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, overnight announced it is maintaining its long record of delivering day one support for macOS and iOS releases.
Centrify Identity Services, which includes Application and Endpoint Services, delivers day one support for the just-released iOS11 and will also provide day one support for macOS High Sierra for Macs, which Apple has scheduled for release on Monday next week (September 25).
This continues Centrify’s long-standing track record of delivering day one support for macOS and iOS releases, enabling organisations to confidently adopt the latest Apple technology while using Centrify to address enterprise mobility and BYOD challenges.
As users increasingly seek to access cloud apps from any Apple device - including Macs, iPhones and iPads - the onus is on IT to deliver secure access to applications from every device. Centrify customers can rest assured that as users upgrade to the new iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra releases, Centrify Identity Services will have them covered.
Centrify chief product officer Bill Mann said Centrify was proud to continue delivering day one compatibility support for the latest macOS and iOS releases. “As Apple continues its rise in the enterprise, Centrify helps to secure access to the boundaryless hybrid enterprise,” he said.
Redflow Limited has repeated its largest ever sale of ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, after receiving a second international order worth about US$600,000 (A$750,000).Australian battery company
Auckland-based Hitech Solutions placed this latest order for a major, multiple stage project which is using Redflow's ZBM2 batteries to build advanced hybrid energy storage systems that will deliver reliable power to multiple remote sites in a Pacific Island nation.
Hitech specialises in providing telecommunications and infrastructure services for clients in New Zealand and internationally.
Redflow has completed delivery of all batteries to fulfil Hitech's first order, announced in May.
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said this repeat large sale validated the appeal of ZBM2 batteries to replace lead-acid batteries for network power applications in demanding and remote environments. "We are delighted that Hitech has again chosen Redflow batteries," he said.