VYCON to Feature Kinetic Energy Storage Technology for Hospital Emergency Backup Power at ASHE 2017

August 3, 2017

CERRITOS, Calif. – Aug. 3, 2017 – VYCON®, a subsidiary of Calnetix Technologies, will showcase its VDC XXE flywheel kinetic energy storage system for emergency backup power at the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, Aug. 6-9, 2017, in Indianapolis.

The VYCON VDC XXE provides a reliable, cost-efficient power source for uninterruptible power systems (UPS) in hospitals and medical facilities. It provides instant regulated DC electricity to the UPS to start up and transition to the emergency generators during a power outage, ensuring vital systems and electronics are kept on line.

“The NFPA Health Care Facilities Code requires that stand-by generators must cycle on within 10 seconds of a power failure, and our flywheel technology bridges that gap,” explained Frank DeLattre, President of VYCON. “Traditionally, banks of lead-acid batteries have been used to power the UPS; these batteries require a large footprint, have relatively short service lives and are subject to hazmat disposal requirements. The VYCON flywheel system is 20 times more reliable, smaller footprint, self-monitoring capabilities, is virtually maintenance-free and can be operated in extreme temperatures without degrading performance over its 20-year design life.”

“The VYCON flywheel system provides about a three- to four-year return on investment, and over its lifetime it can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in operating costs compared with batteries,” he added.

Unlike other flywheel systems, the patented VYCON design uses full five-axis active magnetic bearings instead of less-reliable mechanical bearings. This frictionless maintenance-free flywheel levitation solution eliminates the need for lubrication and bearing replacement.

The VYCON flywheel systems are certified by most major three-phase UPS manufacturers. Over 1,000 VYCON systems have been deployed worldwide, many in mission critical health care applications from Operating Theaters, to Imaging Suites to medical record data centers protecting private patient data. VYCON supports its products with a network of more than 200 trained technicians available 24/7.

The annual ASHE conference and exhibition is expected to attract more than 3,800 health care facility management and engineering professionals, who attend the event to keep up-to-date on compliance, codes, standards, trends, emergency preparedness, efficiency sustainability and other topics. A personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, ASHE is the largest association dedicated to professionals who design, build, maintain and operate hospitals and other health care facilities. Visitors are invited to come by Booth 1015 to learn more about the VYCON kinetic energy storage technology.

About Calnetix Technologies

Calnetix Technologies, LLC (“Calnetix”), headquartered in Cerritos, Calif., is focused on Innovation That Drives Industries™. The company specializes in high-performance, high-speed motor generators and best-in-class advanced magnetic bearings and control systems. Calnetix’s patented, underlying technologies, which have been in use since the company’s inception in 1998, have made Calnetix a world leader in the design and production of high-speed machines. The company’s overall technology portfolio and system integration capabilities have led to development and production contracts with industry leaders and the start of many successful subsidiaries that focus on unique niche markets. For more information, please visit www.calnetix.com.