Interview with Cedric Loubiat, Head of the Sentinel Battery Management Unit
- Hi Cedric, you are Neogy’s technical director et executive officer. Can you tell me how Neogy took part in Tecdron’s Sentinel Project please?
“Yes, Neogy designs and produces the lithium battery packs that power the Sentinel robot.”
- What main difficulties did you have to face throughout the project?
“There are countless difficulties on this project!
The lithium battery pack designed for the Sentinel project must be particularly efficient.
It must therefore carry a large amount of energy to ensure the robot the greatest possible autonomy, and it must also be very powerful to allow the robot to push or pull a car when needed.
The pack must also withstand harsh conditions of use: splashing water, intense heat, handling in difficult conditions…
And to make things worse, the deadlines for designing and delivering the first battery packs are extremely short: less than three and a half months to meet the expectancies! “
- It’s a great challenge, as we’ve always enjoyed having at Neogy! Do you have a last word to conclude?
“The whole team at Neogy is very proud to announce its collaboration with Tecdron in order to improve the firefighters’ intervention conditions, which we all know are particularly dangerous!”