Battery Development Lab Management DashboardSeptember 10, 2019 by Paul Shepard
The battery industry is growing more rapidly than ever, with dramatic growth in applications such as transportation and consumer electronics driving up demand for extensive battery testing and qualification. Battery product developers are under more pressure than ever to maximize productivity and throughput, with ever tighter resource constraints.
The Lab Management Dashboard from Voltaiq will be introduced at The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan. It’s designed to maximize testing throughput and equipment utilization and to help identify and troubleshoot issues that arise at the channel-, tester-, or even lab-level.
The sheer scale of these testing demands brings a number of challenges—challenges Voltaiq customers know very well. Once your test operation grows beyond a few dozen channels in a single lab, these challenges start to compound. In talking to a number of Voltaiq customers over the last few years, several common themes and pain points have emerged. To wit, have you ever asked yourself any of the following?
- I have dozens of tests that I need to get started ASAP—where do I have open channels?
- Are the month-long tests I just started still running? Or did they end unexpectedly after just a few hours?
- What is my overall test channel utilization? Am I getting the maximum throughput out of my equipment?
- My organization has multiple test labs. Is each one the right size? Are any of my labs bottlenecked and in need of more channels?
- Where can I get a quick snapshot overview of everything that’s on test right now?
In thinking about how to solve these problems for our customers, we realized that all of the information needed to answer these questions was already in Voltaiq, and was being updated every few minutes. And thus the Voltaiq Lab Management Dashboard was born.
Key benefits of the Lab Management Dashboard
The Lab Management Dashboard was developed with two key goals in mind:
- Maximize testing throughput and equipment utilization across your entire test operation.
- Help to quickly identify and troubleshoot any issues that arise at the channel-, tester-, or even lab-level.
This new product provides a single, unified view of all battery tests currently running across your entire test operation, including tests or channels that haven’t recorded new data for several hours/days/weeks. Status information is aggregated at multiple levels, enabling both a high-level overview of testing activity, as well as the ability to quickly dig into the details of individual pieces of test equipment, or even specific test channels. Color-coded tests statuses offer a quick visual indicator as to whether individual channels, pieces of equipment, and labs are fully utilized and operating as expected.
More from Voltaiq at the Battery Show
Voltaiq CEO Tal Sholklapper will be participating in the Hybrid Vehicle Design Advancements and the Battery Design & Manufacturing tracks during the conference. Our team will be at Booth 2304 for the exhibition. Please come say hello, and stop by for the Product Showcase! See the event details below.
Panel Discussion - is Innovation Valued in the Fast Growing xEV Battery Market - Voltaiq CEO Tal Sholklapper will join Enovix COO Cameron Dales and American Battery Solutions Chairman & CEO Subhash Dhar in a panel moderated by Michael Sanders, Senior Advisor of Avicenne Energy. The discussion will take place on September 10th from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM in the Opal Ballroom.
Technology Lightning Talk - Use Analytics to Drive Improvements to the Cell Manufacturing Process - Voltaiq CEO Tal Sholklapper will join the Solution Architect at Keysight Technologies on September 10th from 4:00 PM to 4:20 PM in the Crystal Ballroom