The exhbition of the combined event Battery Day NRW and Advanced Battery Power on April, 2-4, 2019 in Aachen, Germany, is the meeting point for participants and an interesting market place for products and developments all around the energy sector.
The institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) is an integrated institute with three chairs. Prof. Rik W. De Doncker holds the chair on Power Electronics and Electrical Drives and Prof. Dirk Uwe Sauer holds the chair on Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems and Prof. Egbert Figgemeier holds the chair on Ageing and Lifetime Prediction of Batteries. Research activities are focused on all type of applications which require power electronics and energy storage systems.
The Chair on Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems is organized in three sections with a clear focus on battery and energy storage systems. Our tasks is to make the best out of existing battery technologies for any type of application by appropriate selection of the battery technology, optimum sizing, lifetime-maximizing operating and management strategies, battery system designs for reliable and safe operation, and precise monitoring and diagnostics.
MEET (Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology) is the battery research center at Münster University. It comprises an international team of around 140 scientists working on the research and development of innovative electrochemical energy storage devices with high energy density, longer durability and maximum safety. The aim is to improve batteries for use in electric cars and stationary energy storage systems. MEET brings together basic scientific research and industrial applications at one location. To this purpose, it works together closely with both other scientific institutions and partners from industry. The laboratory facilities include the modules functional material synthesis, electrode and cell production, cell testing and electrical measurement technology.
Arbin is the leading global supplier of multi-channeled potentiostat/galvanostat testing systems for every energy storage device application. This includes materials research, batteries, capacitors, x-EVs, flow batteries, fuel cells and humidifiers. We cover applications ranging from nano-amps up to thousands of amps. Arbin is a multi-million dollar corporation with Support Headquarters located in Hamburg, Germany. Arbin now has thousands of systems in operation in over 50 countries. Our success is due to the advanced product features we provide and have often pioneered, the knowledge and service provided by our team, and the extraordinary goals established by management that place a strong emphasis on R&D.
Arbin balances innovation and experience with the flexibility to always take on new challenges, and in recent years has partnered with fellow industry leaders for ARPA research projects. All of these aspects combined set us apart from competitors and drive our continued growth and improvement.
Manufacturer of instruments for electrochemical research and belongs to the Metrohm Group, one of the world’s most trusted manufacturers of high-precision instruments for chemical analysis. Metrohm Autolab offers a wide range of equipment, from compact to modular systems for full flexibility, as well as multichannel workstations allowing a number of experiments to be performed simultaneously. Metrohm potentiostats are also ideal for the characterization and development of anode and cathode materials, electrolytes and interfaces, including the determination of Fe (II) and Fe (III) in lithium iron phosphate.
To determine the water content in the electrolyte Metrohm offers the coulometric Karl-Fischer titrator.
BatterieIngenieure GmbH offers battery-related services to its customers. In particular, we test your cells and batteries (electrical, thermal and mechanical), work out algorithms for lead-acid and Li-Ion batteries and develop and manufacture Li-Ion battery prototypes as well as in small series production. In addition we help our customers select the most suitable storage system, provide failure root-cause analysis or answer questions concerning safe operation and conduct safety tests.
The close cooperation with the working group of Prof. Sauer at RWTH Aachen allows the integration of current research topics in our projects via state-of-the-art technologies.
The WKM company meets the standards of the varied, regular customers with well-founded knowledge in fields of material testing, research and development and industrial production technology. Each single environmental factor like heat or cold, vibration, humidity or sunlight, corrosion, dustor splashing water takes effect on the function, the service life and the quality of a product. These factors are also an important object for the development of Li-Ion batteries. The evaluation of risk and the classification in EUCAR Hazard-Levels require extensive safety installations for test chambers. WKM as representative and trader offers suitable solutions based on the wide product range of our partners.
EKTechnologies has exact special measuring technology for research, development and industry in the port folio – measuring instruments for the electrochemistry, in fuel cells, battery test systems etc. to The devices also disclose applications in the impedance and material analysis as well as with high temperature measurements. Measuring technology of famous international manufacturers like AMEL, Palmsens IVIUM, Neware are offered exclusively by EKTechnologies. The foundation of the EKTechnologies occurred in 2004 with the basic idea of the best price performance for measuring technology in combination with technical expert’s assessment.
Aixcon Powersystems GmbH
Aixcon designs and manufactures welding power sources for demanding applications, such as longitudinal seam welding of multi-layer composite pipes, copper and stainless-steel tubes, and plasma powder cladding to enhance wear parts. In addition, Aixcon has developed a welding process for welding lithium battery cells to copper cell connectors. This unique process allows a significant increase in efficiency from battery packs. Aixcon also offers customized solutions in the field of power electronics, such as the heat treatment of various materials like titanium, or light metal coating.
PEC delivers the building blocks for the development and manufacturing of large format cells, modules and battery packs for automotive, aerospace and defense applications. PEC’s offerings include R&D test equipment and automated cell finishing lines automating all process steps after the electrolyte filling (soaking, formation, grading, degassing, ageing, stand loss, sorting…).
The highlights of EIRICH preparation technology:
Digatron Power Electronics is an international group of companies with engineering, manufacturing and service facilities located in Germany, the United States, China and India.Digatron develops and manufactures computer-controlled test and formation equipment for all kinds of batteries, ranging from batteries for mobile phones to automotive batteries to huge submarine batteries. But also for other kinds of electrical energy storage devices like fuel cells, supercaps and hybrid systems Digatron supplies high dynamic test and load simulation systems.
The Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active technology group that works in the three business areas of Material, Homes and Health Care. Material includes fibres & textiles, petrochemicals, high-performance polymers, high-performance plastics, consumer products, battery separators and electronics. Homes offers construction material to finished houses on the Japanese market. The area Health Care includes pharmaceuticals, medical technology, as well as devices and systems for acute and intensive medicine. With about 34,000 employees across the world, the Asahi Kasei Group supports customers in more than 100 countries. “Creating for Tomorrow”. With this slogan, the Asahi Kasei Group refers to the common mission of all its companies, to help people across the world towards a better life and living with sustainable products and technologies. You can find further information at www.asahi-kasei.eu
SAUERESSIG is a reliable partner for the battery / capacitor industry with deep knowledge of the market demands. The growing demands for the batteries / capacitors require increasingly more complex processes and reliability of the production and therefore the most sophisticated production engineering. Saueressig’s product range covers state of the art calender and powder mill systems. As part of a strong international network SAUERESSIG is the partner for leading companies, offering innovative products, first-class service and cost-efficient solutions. SAUERESSIG is part of the brand deployment group of SGK. SGK is a division of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW).
Maccor designs and manufactures the fastest and most accurate primary and secondary cell testers, including battery production & lab research systems, cell formation equipment and high power EV/HEV test equipment. System currents range from 300nA to 1000A and our latest software is now even more powerful, with functions and variables so that procedures for complex testing can easily be developed. An exclusive agreement with AMETEK Scientific Instruments means that Maccor systems can now be integrated with Solartron and Princeton Applied Research impedance analysers for the highest quality of DC testing and EIS analysis.
The Fraunhofer Battery Alliance is the gateway to the research and services offered by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the field of electrochemical energy storage devices. The core competences cover the following business areas: materials, cell production, systems, testing, and simulation Key aspects are the development of energy storage systems that meet stringent requirements regarding their performance and safety. Drawing on the collective expertise of the 19 member institutes, the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance provides technical and conceptual solutions for its customers.
IBH Elektrotechnik is a traditional engineering office with its headquarter in Norderstedt near Hamburg. For more than fifty years, we are specialized in electronics and electromechanical and pneumatic systems. Our goal is to provide you with competent and intensive support and to find the perfect solution for your individual requirements. We are focus on quality rather than quantity – our suppliers are leading specialists in their field. Constant quality management enables us to ensure trouble-free production processes and contribute to the reliability and safety of your end products. Bundled competencies and a comprehensive selection of suppliers and partners for the highest safety standards – with our certifications DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000 and EN 9120 (certified aviation supplier). We offer you products of high quality and competent, individual service in consulting-intensive systems.
EL-CELL® develops and produces electrochemical test equipment and services to enable testing of new battery materials at the edge of actual knowledge. With our equipment, we are focusing on lithium-ion batteries, but we also provide equipment for other battery materials, such as Li-air, sodium and Sulphur. Our product portfolio encompasses battery test cells, electrochemical dilatometers, lab tools, consumables, seminars and other customized turnkey solutions for complete battery research labs.
HIOKI EUROPE GmbH
HIOKI measuring instruments provide solutions for various stages of development, manufacturing and usage most battery types. Applications range from electrode resistance measurements for early Material Procurement, to Production, Quality/Ageing tests and more. Est. in Japan 1935, HIOKI E. E. Corporation has grown to be a world leader in test and measuring instruments. With over 200 main products, the company offers expertise in technology, safety and reliability over an expansive range of applications. In 2017 HIOKI EUROPE GmbH was founded to offer best-possible support for HIOKI quality products and service to our European customers from R&D, production, maintenance and many other areas.
ZAHNER-elektrik GmbH & Co. KG
For more than 40 years ZAHNER Scientific Instruments develops high-precision electrochemical workstations. All Zahner instruments are completly “Made in Germany” from R&D to shipment. As one of the first commercial manufacturers of electrochemical impedance spectrometers, it is our aim to define the “state of the art” of EIS in close cooperation with industry and science.
ZAHNER instruments are highly esteemed for their high flexibility, reliability, and performance. Furthermore, with its experienced specialists, ZAHNER is known to provide an exemplary service before and after sale, an individual, application-specific consultation, and – above all – practical support for setting up an experiment.
Thermal Hazard Technology (THT) is one of the leading suppliers of lithium battery safety testing equipment. Their Accelerating Rate Calorimeter (ARC) provides an adiabatic testing environment typically leading to full thermal runaway. Isothermal Battery Calorimeters (IBC) for high precision heat measurement and heat capacity are also available. As well as instrumentation, THT offer a commercial sample testing service from their UK laboratory.
Special applications are standard for us. Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH (CCI) produces electrode foils, rechargeable accumulators and battery systems to operate on multifaceted and niche markets which are not serving customer specifications sufficiently. Energy-storage devices from Custom Cells are optimised at chemical, battery and battery module level to suit your specific requirements. The result: major performance advantages. Our energy-storage devices and battery intermediate products are manufactured, from prototype to series production, using unique cell construction technology and wholly tailored to the customer’s application. This is one of the most stand-out features that sets Custom Cells apart.
Furthermore, Custom Cells provides components and intermediate goods for your battery production and supports your R&D with test and reference material as well as consulting services.
OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES is the leading provider of open Real-Time Digital Simulators to design, test and validate complex controls for electrical, electro-mechanical and power electronic systems. OPAL-RT simulators are used by engineers and researchers at leading manufacturers, utilities, universities and research centres around the world.
ElektroMobilität NRW is the umbrella brand of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia that integrates all electro mobility activities in the country. The Competence Center ElektroMobilität NRW and the EnergieAgentur.NRW work under this umbrella on the further development of electro mobility in North Rhine-Westphalia. These activities on behalf of the NRW Economic Ministry are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE). The mission of ElektroMobilität NRW is the support and development of electro mobility in all its dimensions. Herein, providing information and raising awareness is the main task: workshops and citizens days, lectures, technical seminars and congresses, but also trade fair appearances are implemented by ElektroMobilität NRW. Assistance to citizens, municipalities and companies in their considerations on electro mobility, networking with all relevant actors in research and development as well as providing advice on funding opportunities comprises the work of ElektroMobilität NRW. The production of information materials, such as flyer, brochures and papers present another pillar of the work of ElektroMobilität NRW. The online project database and the Competence Atlas provide an overview of the supported state and federal projects as well as a quick and targeted search for specialists and suitable project partners for electro mobility in NRW.
Excellence.NRW (Cluster EnergieRegion.NRW)
Munscheidstr. 14, 45886 Gelsenkirchen
FEV ist ein unabhängiger und international führender Engineering-Dienstleister für die Motoren- und Antriebsentwicklung. Kompetenzschwerpunkte sind die Konstruktion und Entwicklung von Verbrennungsmotoren und alternativer Antriebe sowie deren Integration in Fahrzeuge. Hierzu gehören auch die Entwicklung und Applikation von Hybridsystemen, elektrischen Antrieben, Getrieben, elektronischen Komponenten/Systemen, Hard- und Software für die elektronische Steuerung sowie die Fahrwerksentwicklung und deren Abstimmung. Ausgehend von den eigenen weitreichenden Erfahrungen mit dem zielgerichteten und wirtschaftlichen Betrieb von Prüfanlagen hat FEV ein breites Spektrum von Produkten und Dienstleistungen für Mess- und Prüfsysteme entwickelt, welche alle Anwendungen von der Vorentwicklung über die Serienentwicklung bis hin zur Herstellung von End-of-Line Prüfständen abdecken.
The first choice for engineers and researchers for innovative, safe environmental simulation facilities. In fast motion, our test systems can simulate all the influences in the world as well as for instance in space. With a very high degree of reproducibility and precision. We offer almost the entire range of battery tests. This includes temperature and climate tests, dust, corrosion and temperature shock tests, splash water tests as well as immersion tests. In addition, our programme includes test systems for damp heat tests, vibration tests and multi-axial shaker tables (MAST).
rhd instruments – the electrochemistry experts.
rhd instruments is committed to supporting academic and industrial research around the globe by designing flexible, high-quality solutions to characterize a wide variety of materials for energy storage devices and other electrochemical applications. rhd’s portfolio encompasses setups for measuring small sample amounts under precise and fast temperature control as well as user-friendly and powerful impedance data analysis software. Furthermore, rhd also offers service measurements and seminars on electrochemical methods.
The BLB stands for an open research infrastructure to investigate and develop electrochemical storage devices from laboratory to pilot plant scale. The research spectrum covers the entire value chain, from material to recycling. The focus is on flexible production and process technology considering electrical, electrochemical, ecological, constructive and economic aspects. Combining the expertise of 8 institutes of the TU Braunschweig, the PTB, TU Clausthal and LU Hannover, the Battery LabFactory allows us to experience a unique transdisciplinary research and development platform in Germany towards the battery of the future. We like to welcome you at our booth to find out more!
Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
With 500 employees and more than 19,500 m² net floor space, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, founded in 1985, is one of the most important contracting research and development institutes of its sector worldwide. Its experts develop and optimize laser beam sources and laser processes. In close cooperation with its clients, it uses laser technology to solve tasks for production, measurement technology, environment, energy, medical technology and biotechnology, all done in real life situations.
ERICHSEN GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1910. We research, develop, design and manufacture testing equipment and machines for the following fields of application: Sheet Metal Testing, Surface Testing, Corrosion Testing, Materials Testing.
As the world’s leading manufacturer of well-known and proven testing machines and instruments for the coatings industry, we ensure that our experience and knowledge is incorporated into the development of our products. This results in perfect and innovative high quality products. These products meet global requirements on testing technology and exceed international demands on accuracy.
Analog Devices offers a broad portfolio of high-performance battery management for any rechargeable battery chemistry, including Li-Ion, lead acid, and Nickel based. These battery charger ICs are offered in linear or switching topologies and are completely autonomous in operation. Our battery charger ICs offer many standard features for battery management and safety, including on-chip battery pre-conditioning, current limiting, temperature-controlled charging, monitoring and protection, telemetry via SMBus or I2C interface, and support for high voltage and multi-chemistry batteries with a single device.
Analog Devices’ Power by Linear power management ICs provide high performance solutions for power conversion applications in the automotive, telecommunications, industrial, medical, computing, military, and high-end consumer markets. Our ICs provide unmatched power densities, reliability, and software design tools, along with the customer support to provide fast and accurate power supply designs.
The Electromobility Lab creates the foundation for series production of electric vehicles with powertrain concepts.
The complete development approach and the integration of different engineering disciplines in a research based surrounding are the footing for development, optimization and quality of components and prototypes for electric powertrains.
The infrastructure for an effective working on research and development is available for industry partners at the Electromobility Lab.
Battery Dynamics GmbH
High-capacity batteries with fast-charging capability and long battery life are key components for electric mobility and stationary energy storage. Battery Dynamics helps researchers and developers to shorten their battery test periods throughout the entire development process, which saves time and resources. We provide high precision battery testers, which enable high precision coulometry measurements also for large-format lithium-ion batteries. This helps to reduce the duration of battery aging experiments up to 80% and to gain a better insight into degradation processes even without complex post-mortem analyses.
Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg
Aixcon Powersystems GmbH (9)
Steinfurt 26, 52222 Stolberg
Analog Devices, Inc. (34)
One Technology Way
PO Box 9106
Norwood, MA 02062 USA
Arbin instruments (3)
762 Peach Creek Cut Off Rd., College Station, TX 77845, USA
ASAHI Kasei Europe GmbH (14)
Am Seestern 4, 40547 Düsseldorf
BatterieIngenieure GmbH (5)
Hüttenstraße 5, 52068 Aachen
Battery Dynamics GmbH (36)
Lichtenbergstr. 8, 85748 Garching bei München
Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB) (31)
Langer Kamp 19, 38106 Braunschweig
Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH (23)
Fraunhoferstraße 1B, 25524 Itzehoe
Digatron Power Electronics GmbH (12)
Tempelhofer Str. 12, 52068 Aachen
EKTechnologies GmbH (8)
Hubertusstraße 1, 46485 Wesel
eLab RWTH Aachen (33)
Doris-Schachner-Straße, 52074 Aachen
EL-CELL GmbH (19)
Tempowerkring 8, 21079 Hamburg
ElektroMobilität NRW (25)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Strasse 13, 52428 Jülich
Erichsen GmbH & Co. KG (33)
Am Iserbach 14, 58675 Hemer
Excellence.NRW / Cluster EnergieRegion.NRW (26)
Munscheidstr. 14, 45886 Gelsenkirchen
FEV Europe GmbH (27/28)
Neuenhofstraße 181, 52078 Aachen
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (13)
Merowingerpl. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf
Fraunhofer-Allianz Batterien (17)
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße 7, 76327 Pfinztal
Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT (32)
Steinbachstraße 15, 52074 Aachen
HIOKI EUROPE GmbH (20)
Rudolf-Diesel Strasse 5, 65760 Eschborn
IBH Elektrotechnik GmbH (18)
Gutenbergring 35, 22848 Norderstedt
ISEA Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe RWTH Aachen (1)
Jägerstraße 17-19, 52066 Aachen
4322 South 49th West Ave, Tulsa,
OK 74107 – USA
Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co. KG (11)
Walldürner Str. 50, 74736 Hardheim
MEET – Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, WWU Münster (2)
Corrensstraße 46, 48149 Münster
METROHM GmbH & Co. KG (4)
In den Birken 3, 70794 Filderstadt
OPAL-RT GERMANY GmbH (24)
Fürther Strasse 27, 90429 Nürnberg
PEC NV (10)
Technologielaan 12, 3001 Leuven, Belgien
rhd instruments GmbH & Co. KG (30)
Otto-Hesse-Straße 19, 64293 Darmstadt
Saueressig GmbH & Co. KG (15)
Gutenbergstraße 1-3, 48691 Vreden
Thermal Hazard Technology (22)
1 North House, Bond Avenue, Bletchley, MK1 SW
Volkswagen AG (37)
Berliner Ring 2, 38440 Wolfsburg
Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH (29)
Greizer Straße 41 – 49, 35447 Reiskirchen
WKM Wärmeprozess- und Klimaprüftechnik Michel GmbH (6/7)
Im Bulloh 30, 29331 Lachendorf
ZAHNER-Elektrik GmbH & Co. KG (21)
Thüringer Str.12, 96317 Kronach – Gundelsdor