BMZ and Batemo conclude cooperation agreement

Feb 25, 2022 | Electrical & electronics, News

BMZ Group, as a global specialist in lithium-ion battery manufacturing, and BatemoGmbH, the battery cell analysis specialist from Karlsruhe, Germany, are pleased to announce their cooperation, effective immediately.

BMZ installs more than 300 million round cells annually. Thus, the company has been working for a long time with the tools of the battery cell analysis specialist Batemo, which was founded in 2017. In a next step of the collaboration, the two companies are now entering into a cooperation.

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As part of this cooperation, Batemo will support BMZ in the distribution of its TerraE round cells. For its part, BMZ will complement its portfolio with comprehensive cell measurement data packages, detailed cell analysis reports and simulation solutions from Batemo.

The measurement data, reports and simulation models that Batemo creates and sells are essential for the work of development departments in battery manufacturing. The information and simulations provided by Batemo accelerate the development work, as data is immediately available that would otherwise only be determined in costly and lengthy tests by the battery builders.

The measurement data packages (Batemo Cell Data) provide extensive data series on various cell types under a wide range of loads and environmental conditions. For easy evaluation, Batemo provides a free comparison tool with which different cells can be quickly and easily compared with each other in terms of their electrical-thermal behavior.

Furthermore, Batemo offers cell analysis reports (Batemo Cell Report). These are based on tests performed in Batemo’s laboratory. Batemo is able to provide customers with information on the internal cell structure, the safety features and the material components of the anode, cathode and separator. This goes far beyond the usual manufacturer’s specifications in its level of detail.

Based on the information gained during the creation of cell data sheets and cell reports, BMZ now also offers its customers sophisticated simulation models by adding Batemo software products to its product range. These model the electrochemical, thermal and physical effects occurring in the cells and have already been parameterized and globally validated by Batemo for the cells of the BMZ Group. Batemo’s simulation tools can be seamlessly integrated into the development software of battery manufacturers. With their help, developers can simulatively test temperature development and charging speed of individual cells installed in a battery pack before starting the practical product development phase and prototype construction. The simulations also provide safety-relevant insights into short-circuit behavior, the behavior of aged cells, fast-charging capability and the functional development of batterymanagementsystem algorithms.

BMZ CEO and Founder Sven Bauer comments: “We look back with gratitude on many years of intensive, trustful and multifaceted cooperation with Batemo in various areas from research projects to product development characterized by immense technical depth. Accordingly, we are very much looking forward to join forcesin sales as well in the future.”

Batemo Managing Director Dr. Jan Richter adds: “As one of Europe’s leading system providers and specialists for intelligent storage solutions, BMZ is the perfect partner for us. BMZ’s extensive expertise in the field of pack development coupled with Batemo’ssimulation competence opens up completely new possibilities. Building on our long-standing and sustainable cooperation, we are very pleased to now jointly make the results available to the entire industry.”

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