To help EV battery manufacturers optimize their designs and speed up time-to-market, a high-force, water-cooled shaker platform has been launched for vibration and shock testing of battery modules and packs, e-axles and e-drives.
Created by Hottinger Brüel & Kjær (HBK), its V9940 shaker platform, is designed primarily for testing EV battery systems during prototype development to validate product release to series production. The V9940 shaker system can also be used for end-of-line sample testing to validate manufacturing process parameters and ensure consistency of quality, making it ideal for vehicle and battery manufacturers, independent Test Houses and Systems Integrators.
HBK manages the integration of the V9940 Shaker platform with climatic chambers from leading manufacturers, so that reliable and meaningful data about the Device Under Test (DUT) can be collected and analyzed. Effective interfaces between the Shaker and Climatic Chamber ensure that the test environment accurately simulates real-world environmental conditions during battery tests, while providing important safety functions such as isolation and containment, in case of thermal runaway.