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Increased run time for demanding applications. WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade hand-held power tools and accessories, is pleased to introduce the world’s first 5.2 Amp hour (Ah) battery technology. With 75% longer run time than a standard 3.0 Ah battery, Metabo’s new Ultra-M 5.2 battery system is ideally suited for the high demands of today’s growing industrial cordless market. Continuing a trend that started with the introduction of the first 4.0 Ah battery a little over a year ago, Metabo continues to heavily invest in the development of cordless technology for its primary focus of professional users in the industrial and metal working industries. Building on Metabo’s unique Ultra-M Technology, designers were able to increase the battery output to 5.2 Ah and up the run time by 75% without adding additional size or weight to the battery itself. Additionally, the 5.2 Ah battery will run in extreme temperatures ranging from 5°F to 122°F as well as be fully compatible with all of Metabo’s past, present and future 18 V systems. “These new 5.2 Ah batteries represent a huge break-through for professional craftsman and industrial metal workers,” said Terry Tuerk, Metabo’s Sr. Product Manager. “For the first time they have the power and extended run time needed to take the tool to the job site, and effectively perform the work on the spot, where it is needed.” The Ultra-M technology was designed specifically for industrial users, whose applications typically demand more power and longer run times. The key behind the system is a microchip in the battery that effectively communicates with the tool and battery charger. This ongoing communications ensures that each battery cell is evenly charged and discharged every single time, thus greatly extending the life of the battery as well as protecting the tools being used. Productivity is also greatly increased as a hot “spent” battery can be placed in the charger immediately after disconnecting from the tool. The charger’s built-in fan system quickly cools the battery pack as it begins the charging cycle, thus reducing overall charging time. The result is a battery that will effectively survive more charge/discharge cycles than other battery systems. And to back their claim, Metabo is offering an unconditional 3-year guarantee on their battery and charging system. If for any reason, the battery does not charge, Metabo will replace it. To fully utilize the power of this new longer running battery, Metabo features one of the most complete lines of professional grade metal working tools in the industry. These tools include many unique machines such as several problem solving grinders as well as a complete line of stainless steel (INOX) fabrication and finishing tools. These, as well as a full line of impact/hammer drills and wrenches, will be available in both brushed and brushless technologies in the coming months.