Battery Test Systems

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In modern electrified powertrains (xEVs), huge demands are placed on batteries. These electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices must meet market requirements such as long-lasting high power and energy performance, and dynamic charge and discharge processes. To support automotive battery development tasks, we have created the AVL Battery Test Systems. These ‘plug-and-play’ solutions are free-standing or containerized battery testbeds that can be delivered as a ready-to-go turnkey solution without needing any further adaptations.

OEMs, battery, and cell suppliers have to continuously develop new packs and cells for the evolving automotive market. For battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the mileage range is a key factor, making the capacity of battery cells and packs crucial. Besides capacity, current and voltage are central to battery development. As a result, the test systems for validating battery cells and packs need to be state-of-the-art.

Battery testing

Testing Battery Cells

A battery cell test system is a testbed that includes at least one temperature chamber suitable for testing lithium-ion batteries, a cell cycler in the appropriate current and voltage range, and an automation system. The size of the cell determines which of the various chambers with special safety equipment is required. In addition to the chamber, the cell cycler and the required current and voltage ranges must be  aligned with the respective cell.

Along with our test system, we also offer automation software for performing all types of fully automated tests. The products mentioned above, but also special equipment such as Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) can be integrated and operated within our AVL Battery Cell TS™. We also offer software solutions for running entire laboratories with several thousand cell test channels via AVL Lab Management™ for Battery.

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Test Systems for battery cells

Testing Battery Modules and Packs

OEMs and battery suppliers have to continuously develop new packs for the evolving automotive market. For battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the mileage range is a key factor, making the capacity of battery cells and packs crucial. In addition to capacity, current and voltage are central to battery development. As a result, the test systems for validating battery packs need to be state-of-the-art.

Our AVL solution measures all important parameters under different environmental conditions. Further, it is equipped with multifunctional interfaces connecting to additional tools necessary for battery testing. The combination of development services for the customer and the independent development of test equipment provides AVL with a holistic view of the challenges faced in the domain of battery testing.

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Test system with direct cooling technology.
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ACORA  Active Cooling Rack provides a more efficient way of temperature conditioning cells in a test environment compared to conventional climate/temperature chambers. With ACORA, cells are placed in water-cooled cold plates to achieve the required temperature conditions faster and more accurately. By integrating a robotic solution, ACORA can be operated fully automatically. In addition, it offers the possibility of testing over the entire temperature range under full load conditions. Learn more

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When it comes to batteries, there are countless opportunities to find the right development partners and manufacturers. Here, nuances decide to prevail in the market. As a globally positioned company with knowledge from battery development, simulation and production, AVL is the reliable and competent partner in the field of test systems for batteries.”

– Martin Schweiger, Senior System Line Manager, AVL List GmbH

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Success Story – “Battery Testing for LABCO”

How AVL supported LABCO BTC in entering the world of battery development.

Success Story – “Valmet Automotive”

AVL battery testbeds support the development of advanced battery systems for xEVs.

AVL Battery Test Systems – Solution Sheet

Designed to measure all important battery data at differing temperature and humidity.

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Improve production efficiency and avoid costly recalls.

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AVL PUMA 2™ Share

The industry standard for central management of parameters and result data. It is the hub that connects your AVL testbed to your engineers.

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AVL PUMA 2™ Battery

AVL´s intuitive automation system for battery testing, from cell to module and pack.

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AVL PUMA 2™ Hardware

The perfect hardware for AVL’s leading automation system

AVL Ripple Emulator
AVL Ripple Generator

Ripple emulation for battery, fuel cell, inverter and component testing.

E-Storage SiC

Battery tester and emulator for research and development, testing and validation.

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AVL PUMA 2™ Machine Learning

Intelligent automation, quick and easy

Test Systems for battery cells
AVL Battery Cell TS™

For battery cell testing, we offer complete test systems, stand-alone equipment, or even entire turnkey test labs.

AVL Battery Module/Pack TS™

We offer complete test systems for the testing of modules/packs. Learn more about which hard- and software products are included in our test systems.

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AVL PUMA 2™ Live

Fully integrated web-based application to remotely access AVL PUMA 2 testbeds in a test field

AVL E-Library
AVL E-Library

AVL’s E-Library is a mindful solution that introduces simplicity when dealing with e-testing complexity, provides a fast track to productivity, and offers reassurance that targets will be met – putting your...

Data Acquisition - AVL FEM 4

New powertrain technologies require a higher data throughput rate in real time. AVL FEM 4™ enables you to measure all raw data relevant for the characterization of the unit-under-test.

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AVL X-ion e-Power

The AVL X-ion™ e-Power power analyzer is a modular data acquisition platform that is optimized for electric and hybrid applications.

Battery testing on modern testbeds faces a variety of safety problems. The most common method of suppressing a battery fire or thermal runaway incident is to flood the testbed with enormous amounts of water to cool the battery to safe levels. This often leads to the damage or destruction of electrical equipment, test cell environment and is therefore far from ideal. We have developed a unique battery safety system to combat this issue. This revolutionary system instantly addresses the source of the fire and cuts down both the amount of cooling liquid required as well as the cooling time.

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AVL Stingray™ Testbed

Your reliable partner in battery testing solutions

Thanks to AVL affiliates all over the world we are close to our customers with a global footprint. With our experience from different customer types, like battery, vehicle or energy storage manufacturers, we are able to continuously improve our test systems. New entrants as well as well experienced OEMs and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers and test institutes rely on the support of the global AVL network. Our affiliates represent AVL directly on customer site.

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> 200

project managers in Graz, and globally

> 50

battery testing projects per year worldwide

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