E-mobility: high-voltage measurement solutions from imc

What does the future hold for electric vehicles? How can the electric drive train be optimized? Are more powerful batteries and energy storage solutions the key to the further development of electric mobility? Finally, the battery affects the vehicle's range and costs decisively. How can the weight of vehicle components be optimized? Answers to these questions can only be given by tests and measurements in the development of electrically operated vehicles. imc offers the ideal measurement solutions to carry this out.

From high-isolated measurement to the creation of completed reports

With highly-insulated measurement modules, high-voltage measurement modules, mobile data acquisition systems and signal analysis software, imc offers a broad portfolio for solving measurement tasks in the field of e-mobility. Whether performance measurement, measurement of electric motors, batteries or fuel cells, you benefit from our expertise and learn more about imc's high-voltage measurement solutions.

Safely test in HV environments

Whether thermocouples, analog sensors or low-voltage signals - for measurements on batteries, fuel cells and supply circuits in the HV environment, a highly-isolated measurement system and corresponding safety measures are necessary. Also in the case of measurements on non-direct voltage-carrying components, such as charging plugs, power semi-conductors, etc., the full safety of the measurement equipment and personnel must be ensured in case of accidents.With the imc CANSAS-HCI8 highly-isolated measurement modules, imc ensures reliable measurement of HV components. The modules comply with the device safety standard EN 61010 and have an isolation of: 800 V CAT I, 300 V CAT II.

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Power measurements

Power measurements on e-vehicles

With the HV measurement modules from imc, voltage up to 1000 V can be directly measured. In addition, there are inputs for current clamps, Rogowski coils and measurement shunts. A 1, 2 or 3-phase power calculation is performed online in the measurement system.

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Electrical vs. mechanical power

The power transmitted in real driving conditions is an important parameter to quantify the efficiency of drive trains. The drive power is calculated from the torque and rpm of the shaft. For this purpose, imc offers an innovative and robust measurement solution: the system combines telemetry electronics, MEMS-based speed sensors and inductive power supply in an easily assembled shaft housing. The system calculates the performance online from torque and rpm and outputs it as an additional measured variable.

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Application examples

Everything you need

Highly-isolated measurements on HV components:
with imc CANSAS

  • Safe and accurate measurement of temperatures and low voltages on high-voltage common-mode levels of up to 800 V as found in batteries, HV components and supply circuits of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • These modules comply with the device safety standard EN 61010 and have an isolation of: 800 V CAT I, 300 V CAT II.

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HV and power measurements with
mit imc CRONOSflex

The HV measurement amplifiers of the imc CRONOS series measure both high voltages up to 1000 V as well as currents via current clamps and measurement shunts.

 

  • Measure high voltages up to 600 Veff CAT III and 1000 Veff CAT II
  • Direct connection for current clamps and Rogowski coils
  • Measurement of low voltages via measurement shunts
  • 1-, 2- and 3-phase power calculation online in the measurement system

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Test & measurement software


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Configure and measure

With imc STUDIO, you are ready to start your measurement in a few minutes. A clearly organized channel configuration list, extensive sorting and filtering functions, numerous assistants, built-in sensor management and support of TEDS are just some of the useful functions for achieving quick, intuitive system configuration.

Automating routine tasks

Save time by automating routine measurement processes using imc STUDIO. Use the drag & drop technique to create your own personal test sequence by selecting from a wide variety of functions – such as channel balancing, entering test object data, starting measurements, saving data, running analyses and printing out a report. That's it!

Open Interfaces

Using the imc STUDIO Third Party Device Interface plug-in, it is possible to integrate devices from other manufacturers (3rd-party devices) into imc STUDIO and run them in the imc STUDIO system.

Data display and system operation

With just a few mouse clicks, you can design tailor-made user interfaces with the imc STUDIO Panel, and link them to the system’s inputs and outputs. Choose from over 100 predefined instrument templates and elements (widgets) to create your own personal test and measurement interface.

Simplify test stand automation

Let control of the test environment be an integral part of your measurement application! When testing components, imc STUDIO not only measures the performance of the test object, but also allows you to integrate real-time automation and control for your test station - without programming one line of code. You simply define a state oriented test process and use drag & drop to insert ready-made functions for specifying target values, actuator profiles, control logic and even multi-variable closed-loop control systems.

Comprehensive control functionality

  • PID controller
  • 2-point controller
  • Status controller
  • Any control algorithms
  • Program sequence for setpoints

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Measurement data analysis and documentation

  • The powerful data analytics tool imc FAMOS offers endless possibilities for post processing and graphical data visualization.
  • Creating professional reports of test results using drag & drop. Using functions like ready-made report templates, auto-fill, exporting and printing can shorten the entire process to just seconds.
  • Database support and integration for management of test configurations and result data. MS Excel interfacing for easy and universal parameter exchange.
  • A sustainable solution: saving total cost of ownership, thanks to both increased operational throughput and minimized efforts for maintenance and extensions.
  • Support for level crossing calculation, time-at-level, rainflow counting, 2-dimensional histogram etc.
  • Dedicated analysis functions for durability data on gearboxes and other rotating machinery
  • Lifetime estimation using rainflow matrices and S-N Wöhler curves
  • imc TrueMax function to increase peak value accuracy of raw strain-gauge data
  • Reconstruction of shaker excitation signals from rainflow matrices containing equivalent damage to the raw data

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