Hubert Aiwanger opens TWAICE's high-tech battery laboratory
Munich-based TWAICE is expanding test facilities as the demand for its advanced battery analytics grows. The new lab was officially opened on Thursday by Hubert Aiwanger.
- Battery analytics software company TWAICE expands testing capacity with onsite laboratory
- Expansion responds to increasing customer demand and business growth
- Customers profit from combination of battery expertise, testing facilities and scalable software
Munich, 3 December 2020. Tech company TWAICE has added hundreds of test channels and several temperature chambers for battery cells and modules to their equipment range. Over the last few months, the battery experts have installed test modules, cell holders, cooling units in their new onsite battery laboratory. The lab was officially opened today by Hubert Aiwanger, the Bavarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Affairs.
“Batteries are becoming increasingly important, not only to electromobility, but also to the energy transition, where powerful solutions are required for the storage of renewable energy. This is why Bavaria needs innovative companies like TWAICE, who invest in this field, acquire the knowhow and use it to provide strong impetus. The Bavarian State Government actively supports battery technology within a high-tech framework and strengthens existing research programs,” said Aiwanger.
TWAICE’s on-premises battery laboratory in Munich augments the existing measuring channel capacity at partner institutes. The goal of the expansion is to further increase delivery speed to the customer. In the new battery laboratory, EV batteries can be tested and simulated at temperatures from -20 to 80°C. The behavior of diverse battery types and chemistries can be analyzed under currents of several hundred amp, enabling the TWAICE software to be calibrated at lightning speed.
"Our customers really appreciate us as the one-stop-shop for battery analytics, powered by the combination of battery expertise and scalable software,” said TWAICE founder and managing director Dr. Michael Baumann. “The TWAICE battery laboratory enables us to produce quick test data and calibrate our software to electric, thermal and aging behavior patterns.”
TWAICE’s battery analytics software accelerates the transition to electrification by optimizing batteries in electric vehicles and other utilizations. The laboratory creates the urgently required capacity increase to meet the rapid rise in customer demand. Fitted out with cutting-edge test equipment, the laboratory is already in use for several customer projects.
Recently awarded the Spark Award for Smart Mobility by the German newspaper ‘Handelsblatt’ and managing consultants McKinsey & Company, leading battery analytics experts TWAICE excelled in all three categories Novelty, Scalability and Customer Value. TWAICE’s software makes batteries more transparent and thereby adroitly paves the way for e-mobility.
During the official opening and the subsequent tour of the laboratory, guest of honor Hubert Aiwanger was able to witness the quality and equipment of the cutting-edge facility firsthand.