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An electrical testing laboratory integrated into our production site to guarantee our battery performance

The electrical testing laboratory is integrated into ARTS Energy’s Research & Development department.

Staffed by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the electrical testing laboratory allows us to guarantee the electrical performance characteristics of our entire range of rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries as well as our three Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel Metal-Hydride and Lithium-ion technologies.

Electrical testing laboratory missions

Globally, the laboratory’s objectives are to provide electrical test results for the different ARTS Energy teams, whose needs may be:

  • Validation of rechargeable and non-rechargeable battery specifications:
    • Electrical performance characteristics under different conditions (current, temperature, overload, etc.) covering both normative (IEC, ICEL, etc.) and customer requirements
  • Qualification of new components and processes (validation of rechargeable battery behaviour)
  • Quality monitoring and compliance testing to guarantee the quality of different production batches for our customers
  • Technology watch and technical innovation
  • Conducting electrical tests for our customers based on their needs.

Electrical testing laboratory equipment

The electrical testing laboratory is equipped with test benches of different types for conducting electrical tests. These systems include:

  • “Cell” test benches specifically developed for ARTS Energy, allowing charging and discharging tests to be conducted under different conditions on nickel-cadmium and nickel metal-hydride rechargeable batteries A pool of 25 test benches with 20 positions each, i.e. 500 rechargeable batteries can be simultaneously tested
  • Non-rechargeable battery test benches of the same design, capable of testing batteries up to 60V. Unlike the rechargeable battery test benches, the latter benches can also test lithium-ion batteries. Charging of a Li-ion battery in DCCV (direct current – constant voltage) mode requires running a supply by battery
  • Power test benches up to 300A under 60V maximum voltage
  • Standard test benches (Digatron- or Arbin-type) used mainly for testing batteries containing Lithium-ion cells
  • Ovens for testing under continuous overload (for tests at 70 °C required by IEC and ICEL 1010 standards)
  • Climatic enclosures for validating cell electrical behaviour from -55 °C to +80 °C
  • Automatic benches for testing our customers’ equipment and validating the behaviour of our batteries under real operating conditions.

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