Laboratory and workshop for battery systems design

  Employee working in the eLab Copyright: ISEA

The NRW central laboratory for the development and integration of components and concepts of battery systems is part of the elab at RWTH Aachen University. It offers highly modern equipment to develop battery systems from the first idea up to the tested prototype.

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+49 241 80 49403

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The equipment consists of:

  • Laser cutting and welding machine
  • Rapid prototyping 3D printer for plastics and metal
  • Vacuum casting machine
  • Test benches for the mechanical and electro-thermal validation of battery prototypes
  • Closed development compartments for confidential customer projects

With the aid of this and further equipment innovative battery systems can be developed starting with concepts and the connection of cells, the construction and testing of cooling systems to the mechanical integration of cells into modules and packs.

  Battery model prototype consisting of sintered housing and round cells Battery model prototype consisting of sintered housing and round cells
  • Rent our modern development workshop
  • Consultancy and design for parts or complete battery systems
  • Contractual work or joint development with your experts
  Thermal modelling of battery systems Thermal modelling of battery systems

Selection of battery cells

Performance and lifetime testing of battery cells, modules and packs

  • Enabling characterization and parametrization with state-of-the-art methods
    • For prediction of battery behavior and performance
    • For precise aging models for the selected battery system

  • Performing safety tests to define the operating range of the battery system

Specifications

  • Analysis of the power, energy, temperature and lifetime specifications of your battery system
  • Validate the charging power and strategies for your battery system
    • Keeping battery systems within a safe operating range
  Battery pack concept for an electric vehicle Battery pack concept for an electric vehicle

Battery system design

  • Module and pack concept
    • Design your own battery system according to your requirements with our rental equipment and technical support
    • Validate your wiring concept
    • Develop a heat management system with the help of our equipment

  We develop your battery module from the 3D drawing concept to the finished prototype Develop your battery module from the 3D drawing concept to the finished prototype

Prototyping

  • Rapid Prototyping of parts
    • Use the advantages of prototyping and save development costs
  Spot Welding Machine Spot Welding Machine for Contacting Battery Cells