Thin-film Tekscan Sensors Displayed by CMV Hoven
CMV Hoven GmbH will present its thin-film Tekscan sensors, designed to aid the investigation of the pressure distribution and ratios of forces inside the battery stack. The measuring system can be placed between the pouches or hard cases of the stack to detect the constantly changing pressure distributions during charge and discharge cycles. The long-term measurements and real-time imprints from the Tekson sensors help engineers to optimize the assembly process and the stack assembly, as well as to analyse contact surfaces of heat sinks for heat transfer.
CMV will also be showcasing its EMEC (electromagnetic environmental compatibility) measurement system, which uses special probe configurations to detect high-frequency electromagnetic radiation produced when switching power converters used in E-Cars.
Visit CMV Hoven GmbH at stand B128.
Digatron Announce Laboratory System for Low-Cost Cycling Tests
Global engineering and manufacturing group, Digatron Power Electronics, presents its first laboratory test system with Silicon-Carbide technology, promising to reduce the additional expense of cooling and noise protection during cycling tests.
Digatron reinvented its regenerative RE Series battery test system from scratch for high-current tests of lead-acid batteries and advanced chemistries such as Lithium, NiCd, or NiMH up to 20V. Points of departure for the new system were customer demands with regard to energy efficiency; construction size; ergonomics; and power and dynamic envelope; as well as the latest semiconductor technology derived from military and aeronautics.
The new system comes as today’s battery capacities increase, leading to the need for them to be subjected to even more extensive performance and safety testing in specialised laboratories to ensure they are safe for use in industrial or automotive applications.
Meet Digatron Power Electronics at stand 230.
Scienlab Display EnergyStorageDiscover (ESD) For Cell Making & Measurement
Innovative test systems provider Scienlab Electronic Systems GmbH will showcase two of its ground-breaking products for use in the cell making process, from development to validation. Visitors can discover more about Scienlab’s first-class EnergyStorageDiscover (ESD) PC software, which offers cell manufacturers an intuitive and easy-to-learn operating system that can provide reproducible measurement results throughout the battery making process.
Scienlab will also be presenting its Battery Test System, which can be used for characterization, selection and optimization of cell chemistry and material in R&D, production and for quality assurance purposes. The ESD can be used for time synchronous control of all Scienlab’s Test Systems and test environment components.
Visit the team at Scienlab Electronic Systems – stand 324
Buhler Showcases Bead Mills for Li-ion Battery Cells Manufacture
Process engineering and materials company, Bühler AG, will offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about its Cenomic™ full-volume bead mill and the MicroMedia™ high-performance bead mill. Both of the mills are characterized by high-energy efficiency, ease of use and reliability in processing material solutions for the manufacture of lithium-ion battery cells, in particular the precursor formation and electrode slurry preparation.
For small and medium sized electrode slurry production Buhler uses the batch and quasi-continuous processes including FILMIX. However, for large production scale installations Bühler’s newly developed, energy efficient, fully continuous mixing process technology can reduce investment by up to 60%. The process is based on a twin-screw mixer that combines the basic operations of continuous raw material dosing, pre-mixing, kneading, fine-dispersing and degassing in a single device. Furthermore, the quality control expert system QuaLiBTM enables inline monitoring and control of the electrode slurry parameters.
Visit Bühler AG at stand 223 to find out more
Genius Technologie's Solutions for Safe Movement of Li-ion Batteries
Security system Genius Technologie GmbH, will showcase its PyroBubbles LIONGUARD safety system for the safe movement of damaged and dangerously reactive lithium-ion batteries (up to 400kg). Approved by Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), LIONGUARD is a safe, economical, and standardised packaging method. The product consists of a special container with a pressure control valve and the PyroBubbles fire-retardant filling, which can contain a battery in thermal runaway. A separate inner packaging is no longer required within the scope of the current specifications. The absorption capacity of electrolyte has been examined and confirmed by BAM. During the event, Genius will be on hand to discuss its plans to develop containment vessels with a module net weight over 400kg. Genius’s references include Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Porsche, Bosch, European Commission, Vattenfall, University of Karlsruhe, and Hilt.
Find out more from Genius at stand B238.
Isabellenhutte Heusler Showcase High Dielectric Strength Measurement System
Isabellenhütte Heusler GmbH & Co. KG will present its enhanced measurement system for traction battery systems and stationary energy storage devices from its IVT series. The IVT-S functional range includes the measurement of current and voltage, which means it meets the market needs of the battery storage sector. With a maximum dielectric strength of 1,000V, the system is designed to achieve dielectric strength that is as in line with the intended application as possible.
A key quality feature that distinguishes IVT-S from competing products is that its sensor’s dielectric strength corresponds to the application – an important consideration for fast-charging battery systems. The IVT-S uses a 16-bit AD converter to guarantee precise transformation of the voltage drop into digital signals, and transmits data through a CAN 2.0 interface. Through this module, the internally developed current-counting firmware is provided with information on charge and discharge volumes.
Visit Isabellenhütte Heusler GmbH & Co. KG at stand B109.
Nordson Deutschland Present Adhesive and Sealant Dispensing Solutions
Visit Nordson Deutschland GmbH to hear how your company can improve production and resource efficiency using Nordson’s adhesive and sealant dispensing equipment. Regardless of the application challenge, Nordon’s experts will be on hand to discuss ways of developing solutions that can meet the needs of its automotive and battery manufacturing customers. Nordson will showcase a product line that includes metering units, controls, dispense valves, and bulk unloaders that can be configured to meet customers’ specific needs. Nordson’s dispensing solutions can meet the demands of the battery manufacturing and automotive industries, including eMobility, with efficient processes and technical innovations to ensure precise, speedy, and economical mass production.
Meet Nordson Deutschland GmbH at stand B111.