Chris Collet Joins Vanner as VP of Bus and Hybrid Markets

April 9, 2011

Chris Collet, a leading contributor in the transit hybrid market, assumes the role of Vice President, Bus and Hybrid Markets, for Vanner after a long career with Allison Transmission and General Motors. Collet was Product Sales Manager for the Allison Electric Drives, heavy duty hybrids, for eleven years. Over that period, he was a major […]

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Vanner’s Power Solutions Keep Passengers En Route in Ottawa

March 21, 2011
Battery Equalizers (70-60M )

Vanner provided three products for each of the 306 buses New Flyer built and delivered to Ottawa Transit in the record time of seven months. Vanner products installed by New Flyer on these buses included: The Vanner VANN-Guard® Battery Equalizer – an efficient and highly reliable method of obtaining a 12 volt DC power source […]

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Vanner Wins Award for Green Innovation with the Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA®)

February 10, 2011
Alec Cook Green Winner

Hilliard, Ohio — Vanner, Inc. received the Green Award at the annual TechColumbus Innovation Awards last week. The Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of central Ohio technology organizations and business leaders. The Vanner engineering team for the Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA®), led by CTO Alec Cook, was honored for developing the HBA® […]

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Vanner’s Hybrid Beltless Alternator Released by Vanner for AllisonHybrids

February 7, 2011
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The transit bus market has anticipated the release of Vanner’s 600V-24V DC-DC Converter. Vanner is marketing the DC-DC converter as the Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA™) to provide “Smart Electrification” for Allison’s H 40 EP and H 50 EP Hybrid System. The Vanner HBA™ is now officially available from most North American OEMs after being released […]

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Vanner Pleases Customer with IdleWatch® Integration

February 2, 2011

Municipal snow plows have encountered issues with no-idle bylaws. To solve this problem, Vanner installed an IdleWatch® in Dodge 3500s to monitor batteries and start vehicle engines only when needed. The vehicle, in this case, also included a traffic advisor, auxiliary fuel tank pump, go-light, and a salt and sand spreader. The results were a […]

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Vanner Solves Power Failure Problem for Canadian Work Truck Fleet

February 2, 2011

Vanner has created a solution for a major fleet in Montreal that required continuous AC power. The fleet had been experiencing power failures on their Navistar Workstar 4800 trucks equipped with generators prior to the Vanner solution. Running on diesel, the Workstar 4800 uses a 5Kw diesel generator, 2x 8D deep cycle batteries and contains […]

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The Vanner Hybrid Beltless Alternator and Death Valley Thermal Testing

January 3, 2011
Death Valley climate testing, sign reads avoid over-heating, turn off a/c, next 20 miles

After completing validation for their new Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA™) in August 2010, Vanner exceeded industry requirements and put their new product through intense climate testing–taking the heat in Death Valley.  The testing was important to both Vanner and Allison as the Vanner HBA™ is the critical component in Allison’s H40/50 EP “Smart Electrification” program. […]

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Vanner Announces State of the Art Automatic Test Equipment

December 15, 2010
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Hilliard, Ohio – New, state-of-the-art Automatic Test Equipment, designed and constructed by Vanner Incorporated, a leader in design and manufacturing of Power Conversion components since 1977, ensures the continued high quality of Vanner inverters and other products across the board. This sophisticated  Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) insures both process and product quality by providing a […]

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Vanner is TechColumbus Innovation Award Semi-finalist in Green Category

December 14, 2010

TechColumbus recently announced Vanner as one of the semi-finalists in the Green Category for the TechColumbus Innovation Awards for their Hybrid Beltless Alternator (HBA™) used on hybrid transit buses. The annual Innovation Awards, presented by TechColumbus, acknowledges achievements in technology leadership and innovation of exceptional individuals, technology teams and companies. Twelve outstanding leaders and teams […]

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Vanner Launches New Website for Customers

December 1, 2010

Vanner is pleased to announce the launch of their new website at www.vanner.com. The goal with the launch of the new site is to make it even easier for clients and potential clients in commercial vehicle sectors to access company news and product information, particularly new hybrid and military offerings. Vanner has also included more […]

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Vanner Announces Werner Beck as Military Market Manager

December 1, 2010
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Vanner recently welcomed new Military Consultant, Werner Beck to the Vanner team. Beck has 40 years experience working with governments and with major defense, automotive and electronic industries in the United States, Germany, Canada, Australia and South East Asia. Beck manages his own consulting business, BeckTechnologies, a mid-sized machining and engineering company representing and consulting […]

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Vanner and the Canadian Ambulance and Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer Crestline Coach

November 19, 2010

Vanner is happy to announce that Canadian Ambulance and Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer Crestline Coach, of Saskatoon, Canada joined the large group of OEMs using the Vanner LifeStar® inverter. Vanner was selected from four inverter manufacturers as the standard offering at Crestline. Some of the factors considered were customer service, delivery, high quality product and reliable […]

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Hybrid Bus Evolution

November 19, 2010
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Article published in Mass Transit magazine … The Logic for Hybrid-powered Buses The logic behind the big push for hybrid-powered transit buses is simple. Hybrid technology increases fuel economy and lowers exhaust emissions. Even a one or two mpg improvement in fuel consumption for a large fleet of transit buses can translate into millions of […]

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Vanner Introduces IdleWatch® for Work Trucks

October 13, 2010
Vanner IdleWatch System diagram

Hilliard, Ohio — With pilot testing complete, Vanner’s new IdleWatch® “Hybrid”Idle Reduction System is now available for purchase. IdleWatch® helps meet the trucking industry’s no-idle regulations, while increasing battery life and improving fleet efficiency. IdleWatch® reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, and has silent AC power access for use by work trucks in residential areas.

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