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.
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.
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.
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
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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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.
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.
project managers in Graz, and globally
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Battery electric vehicle (BEV) development requires significant adjustments to the development process and its environment.
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