SGS further expands capacities in the area of battery testing
Rosenheim, Nov 9, 2020
For a good decade SGS has been active worldwide in the field of e-mobility. In addition to traction batteries weighing up to 800 kilograms for vehicles from leading manufacturers, converters and home storage systems, for example for solar power systems, are tested at the three locations in Bavaria. In addition, electrical motorcycle traction batteries or e-bike storage systems as well as Second Life applications in Munich, Geretsried-Gelting and Rosenheim are tested at SGS. After the SGS e-Mobility laboratories in Munich and Geretsried-Gelting have already been accredited by the DAkkS (German Accreditation Body) according to ISO 17025, this is now also the aim for the third laboratory location in Rosenheim, which has been new since September 2019. SGS not only relies on the proven partnership with Heinzinger electronic GmbH locally, which is located in the same premises, their battery testers are also used here.
“The e-mobility market and with it the demand for professional tests of electric batteries is growing rapidly. We are pleased that we can now use our additional laboratory capacities in Rosenheim in order to be able to serve medium-sized companies in other industries in addition to our test series that has been running for decades for major automotive customers, " explains Tilman Heinisch, Head of Industrial Mobility at SGS in Munich . Particularly in the "Abuse" and "Lifetime tests" segments, the expanded SGS capacities not only address the booming market for electromobility, but also manufacturers and users of smaller battery types, such as those used, for example. be used in cordless drills, robotic lawnmowers or scooters.
The headquarters in the south of Munich is also equipped with a life cycle laboratory and has extensive options for carrying out climatic and electrical tests on all types of test items. The test stands each consist of a climatic chamber to simulate the ambient conditions (-40 ° C to 80 ° C with or without humidity), a power supply system with up to 400 kW output, and a test object cooling (with refrigerant or water / glycol) and a control unit that can implement almost any scenario through appropriate programming. Furthermore, the laboratory has an extensive contingent of cell testers with which the individual cells can be put through their paces and characterized.
Author: SGS Group, Translation by Heinzinger
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The SGS Group is the world's leading company in testing, testing, verification and certification. Founded in 1878, SGS, headquartered in Geneva, with around 90,000 employees and an international network of over 2,600 branches and laboratories, sets globally recognized standards for more safety, efficiency and quality.
The SGS Group has been active in Germany since 1920 and is present nationwide with around 3,400 employees at 40 locations. It also includes SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS GmbH, SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH and SGS Germany GmbH. On behalf of manufacturers, dealers or governments, SGS provides numerous inspection, monitoring and testing services across all stages of the value chain for more safety, more efficiency and more quality.