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
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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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World Class Manufacturing at Vanner

October 13, 2010
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Vanner Inc., Hilliard Ohio, received the Award of Excellence, Honorable Mention, from Assembly Magazine, 2009, for its flexible, high mix assembly of products, its world-class facility and innovative response to meeting client needs. Vanner builds power conversion devices used by manufacturers of ambulances, fire trucks, heavy-duty trucks, recreational vehicles, transit buses and work trucks. Its […]

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Vanner Unveils IdleWatch® for Engine On AC/DC Power for Canadian Fleet Trucks

September 29, 2010
IdleWatch work truck

Vanner, a worldwide manufacturer of power conversion equipment recently unveiled its new IdleWatch® “Hybrid” Idle Reduction System to the Canadian Market. IdleWatch® helps meet Canada’s strict idling regulations, while increasing battery life and improving fleet efficiency. It’s rugged design dramatically cuts down on idle time for trucks, while monitoring battery life. To help increase a […]

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Vanner Now on Fifth Jay Leno Vehicle

September 20, 2010

After checking in recently with Bernard Juchli, Jay Leno’s General Manager at Jay Leno’s Garage we have discovered more Vanner products are being used in one of the greatest car collections around. Here’s the scoop on what Vanner is being used for: The “original” application, Jay’s Tank Car, a 1500 H.P. Twin Turbo, Injected Chrysler […]

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