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Press Release: AVL Lab Management™ for Battery for More Efficiency in the Battery Test Field

The continuing trend towards electrification in the automotive industry is accelerating the development and testing need of batteries. To support these activities, AVL has developed AVL Lab Management™ for Battery, a data and process management software solution that enables OEMs and Tier1s to operate different types of battery test fields to the highest efficiency, ensuring maximum data quality and managing a range of tasks related to specific use cases.

The battery cell testing is typically characterised by a large volume of Units-Under-Test (UUTs) being processed in a short space of time, and activities therefore require the coordinated planning and execution of many different tests. On-site testing teams must monitor a huge number UUTs at once – sometimes thousands – such as battery cells, battery modules and battery packs. In parallel, they must carry out tasks such as setting up, assembling and dismantling the testing units.

AVL Lab Management for Battery handles these tasks with its intelligent logistics functions and test planning algorithms. In addition, its central data management function provides maximum reusability and traceability of all the collected data, which forms the basis for the automated generation of decision-relevant reports. The software covers everything from test stand reservation and order planning, to test preparation and execution, right through to data management and data post-processing. Increasing test facility efficiency and reducing testing effort is crucial for OEMs and Tier1s to remain competitive given the increasing complexity of electrified powertrain systems and the growing number of the model variants.

Lab Management for Battery has been designed with an open architecture, which allows it to be used with hardware or software from third-party suppliers. Additionally, the high scalability and optimal flexibility of the AVL Lab Management solution allows it to grow and adapt as the customers' requirements evolve. “This means that our customers are optimally equipped for the dynamic changes the industry is facing,” says Marinette Ivanicki, AVL Product Manager.

About AVL
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric motors, batteries, fuel cells and software) for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as well as their integration into the vehicles, stationary high-performance applications and ADAS/autonomous driving. AVL has more than 11,500 employees worldwide. In 2019, sales revenues reached EUR 1.97 billion.