In the past few decades, the widespread adoption of alternative and renewable energy systems and transportation electrification has garnered increased attention, research, and development in the field of batteries. As new battery chemistries are being investigated and new hardware and software algorithms are being developed to improve the utilization and safety of batteries, advanced battery testing equipment is gaining importance.
Bitrode Corporation has more than 65 years of experience in the design and development of robust and reliable battery cyclers and battery testing equipment. The Bitrode line of products includes cell, module, and pack testers along with battery formation equipment. In recent years, Bitrode Corporation has been investing heavily in a New Product Development (NPD) team to be able to meet the demands of the fast-paced battery industry. The team’s activities have been amplified since September 2022 when Bitrode Corporation was acquired by the Schuler Group to be part of the journey to the gigafactories of the future.
The NPD team efforts are informed and supported by state-of-the-art academic research and collaborations with battery manufacturers, independent testing labs, and major automotive OEMS. The Bitrode Digital CyclerTM (BTDCTM) being launched at the Battery Show Europe on May 23 is NPD team’s solution to meet the current and future demands of the battery industry in testing high-capacity battery cells.
BTDCTM, designed based on extensive voice of customer benchmarking and technology analysis, leverages the most recent advancements in power electronics, digital control, and communications to provide a best-in-class solution for cell cycling.
Battery cyclers play an essential role throughout the design and development of batteries and therefore, are considered an indispensable part of any battery testing laboratory and manufacturing facility. They enable characterization and modeling of batteries in different stages of battery design and development, such as inspection, validation, end-of-line testing, pack assembly, and Battery Management System design.
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Source: Charged EVs