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What do we offer?

We offer our infrastructure to perform all kinds of standardized or custom-defined battery tests within a wide range of controlled temperature on every cell form factor e.g. cylindrical, pouch, and prismatic

  • Battery fabrication for proof of concept: Prototype fabrication and upscaling
  • Physio-chemical testing of battery electrodes
  • Cycling and aging, internal resistance through HPPC, high current pulse testing, drive cycle testing, fast charging testing
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Mechanical pressure application and testing on cells
  • Customized testing profiles, data acquisition and logging, state estimation, and electro-thermal control development
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1. Battery testing up to 5V

  • Available equipment:
    • 2 PEC ACT0550 (160 channels)
    • 2 PEC SBT0550 (48 channels)
    • 1 PEC CT0550 (40 channels)
  • Specifications:
    • +Max. current: 50 A/channel (up to 1000 A in parallel)
    • +Operating voltage range: 0 - 5 V
    • +Temperature sensors on each channel

       
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2. Battery testing high voltage

  • Available equipment:
    • 1 PEC SBT8050 (12 channels)
    • 1 DIGATRON (1 channel)
  • Specifications:
    • +Operating voltage range: 0 - 80 V (PEC) or 0 - 1000 V (DIGATRON)
    • +Max. current: 50 A/channel (up to 600 A in parallel)
    • +Max. power: 16 kW (DIGATRON)
    • +Multiple temperature sensors per channel
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3. Battery high frequency testing

  • Available equipment:

    • Bio-Logic VSP (5 channels)
    • Bio-Logic BCS (16 channels)
    • Bio-Logic 2X MPG (16 channels)
  • Specifications:
    • +Operating voltage range: 0 - 5 V
    • +Max. currency: 5 A/channel (up to 100 A with booster)
    • +Frequency: 20 kHz - 10 mHz (2x MPG) or 1 MHZ - 1 mHz (VSP)
       
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4. Climate control testing

  • Available equipment:
    • CTS Climate rooms (3x 1.7x2.1 m3, 3x 1.4x2.1m3, 3x 1x2.1 m3)
    • CTS Climate chambers (3x 350 L, 6x 250 L, 1x 50 L)
    • Dry room (45 m2)
  • Specifications:
    • +Temperature: -40 - 180°C
    • +Relatively Humidity (10 - 80 %)
    • +Dew point < -50 °C (Dry room)
    • +Programmable Seasonal


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5. Battery heat distribution measurement

  • Available equipment:  1 FLIR A655Sc IR camera

    • 1 Fluke Ti25 IR camera
    • 1 Dry room
  • Specifications:
    • +Resolution: -640x480 (FLIR), 160x120 (Fluke)
    • +Frame rate: -50 Hz, 200 Hz at low resolution
    • +Temperature range: 40 °C - 150 °C
    • +Unlimited Video Recording
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6. Battery post mortem analysis fabrication

  •  Available equipment:
    •  Panalytical In-situ XRD
    •  Jacomex Glove Box
  • Specifications:
    • +Controlled environment below 1 ppm H2O and O2
    • +AR controlled environment in Glove Box
    • +Mo and Cu radiation in-situ XRD

 

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7. Battery prototype 

  • Available equipment:

    • Battery Electrode Coater (Doctor Blading)
    • Hydrolic Cell Crimper
    • Vacuum Mixer
    • Planetary Ball Mill
    • Electrode Disc Cutter
    • Vacuum Oven
    • Pouch cell sealer
    • Hot Rolling Press
    • Viscometer
    • Pouch sealer
    • Heatable Die & Hydrolic Press
  • Specifications:
    • +Battery fabrication for liquid and solid electrolyte batteries
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8. dSPACE MicroLabBox

  • Available equipment:
    • Compact lab prototyping unit
    • Dual-core real-time processor
    • Kintex FPGA
    • 100+ I/O channels
  • Specifications:
    • 2 GHz processing frequency
    • 1 GB DRAM
    • CAN Channels
    • 14-&16-bit Analogue inputs
    • 48 Digital I/O at 10ns resolution

 

 

 

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