Kautex’s Pentatonic Battery System

System is featured as part of a larger display on new vehicle design and technology

Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG

Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG, a Textron Inc. company, announced a customized version of its Pentatonic Battery System. The concept design is part of Stellantis’ vision for next generation vehicle design and new technology.

The Kautex Pentatonic battery system is a lightweight, customizable solution produced from thermoplastic or composite metal hybrid. The system offers OEMs several advantages versus its steel and aluminum counterparts, including improved thermal management and insulation, resistance to corrosion, up to 40% reduction in CO2 footprint and up to a 60% reduction in weight. Additionally, the one-shot production process decreases downline complexity, eliminates welding, and reduces the system’s existing bill of material.

“Pentatonic is designed to help OEMs reduce the overall system weight, improve their CO2 footprint and simplify their production process,” says Richard Brooks, vice president, Sales, at Kautex. “By working closely with our customers, our design engineers can develop a customized solution that allows OEMs to meet their design requirements at a very competitive price.”

The Pentatonic system recently won the Enabler Technology Award from the Internationale Gesellschaft für Kunststofftechnik, SPE Central Europe for its Pentatonic battery system and a Langxuan Innovation Award in China. Additionally, last fall, the system underwent rigorous testing in accordance with internationally recognized standards including the Chinese GB 38031 standard and the ECR R100 from the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). The system successfully met the requirements for numerous tests including mechanical shock, crush, drop, vibration, and bottom impact testing.

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