Charged EVs | NI’s Software program-Outlined Battery Lab is designed for steady enchancment

NI, previously generally known as Nationwide Devices, has launched a brand new testing resolution for battery validation labs. NI’s Software program-Outlined Battery Lab covers your complete battery lifecycle from analysis and improvement to validation, manufacturing, second life and remanufacturing.

The Software program-Outlined Battery Lab is designed to assist EV producers and battery suppliers. It permits battery validation and information administration and evaluation of battery information, whereas being open and versatile to scale for world validation testing and adapt to improvements in battery applied sciences.

The Software program-Outlined Battery Lab attracts parallels from the idea of Software program-defined automobiles, which permits engineering groups to repeatedly enhance efficiency. As battery applied sciences evolve and scale, corporations can speed up take a look at system improvement, maximize reuse of battery testing investments, and join battery information to enhance efficiency by adjustments to software program.

“We’re within the nascent phases of the battery revolution,” stated Drita Roggenbuck, Senior VP of the Transportation Enterprise Unit at NI. “Firms are confronted with driving down battery prices, enhancing efficiency, innovating endlessly, and scaling. At a time when new automobile applications are as brief as ever, and battery validation and manufacturing should scale instantly and repeatedly by the top of the last decade, NI’s Software program-Outlined Battery Lab gives the step perform change wanted to enhance time to market and battery efficiency.”

NI’s Battery Take a look at Software program offers battery testing capabilities out-of-the-box whereas additionally permitting customization and extensibility by LabVIEW and different widespread take a look at software program.

The newly introduced NI SystemLink Enterprise software program is a scalable enterprise resolution for managing labs, enhancing take a look at operations, and analyzing take a look at outcomes. It gives lab administration performance together with:

  • Take a look at request monitoring and scheduling
  • Tester standing, utilization and well being monitoring
  • Take a look at software program administration and deployment
  • Battery information aggregation, visualization and analytics

NI’s in depth battery cycler portfolio gives easy-to-use options for any section of battery improvement. NI’s latest cycler, HPS-17000, offers as much as 150 kW of energy. NI’s open software program permits integration with third-party cyclers to extend improvement effectivity and allow reuse.

The NI battery measurement and management {hardware} is constructed on NI’s software-connected, modular {hardware} platforms. These techniques will be shortly reconfigured and customised to satisfy quickly altering take a look at necessities, together with integration with third-party parts.

“As we problem established provide chains, it’s crucial that we personal our take a look at technique,” stated Henrik Rudelius, Director, Validation and Simulation, Battery Programs at Northvolt. “Proudly owning our take a look at technique permits us to shortly implement the options we’d like so we’re not held again by know-how limitations. The validation take a look at information we get from NI techniques permits our engineering groups to study extra about our batteries and discover methods to enhance them even after they’re within the subject.”

Supply: NI