Keysight’s battery test solution accelerates Scania’s heavy transport electrification

SANTA ROSA, Calif. & SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Scania has chosen Keysight’s Scienlab battery testing solutions for its new state – a state-of-the-art battery laboratory at its research and development facility in Södertälje, Sweden.

Scania, part of the Volkswagen Group, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of buses and trucks and is driving the transition to e-mobility for commercial vehicles while pursuing a long-term strategy to achieve the company’s innovation and sustainability goals. The new 1,000 square meter laboratory includes three 250 square meter test halls for cells, modules and battery packs. The focus is on evaluating battery performance and life in various climatic conditions from -40°C to 70°C.

Keysight provided a custom turnkey battery lab solution including the company’s full range of Scienlab battery test systems for cells, modules and packs, combined with a comprehensive safety concept while carrying out the installation at the customer’s site. In addition to Keysight’s Energy Storage Discover software for test and control, Scania leveraged Keysight’s PathWave lab operations for battery testing, an integrated web-based lab management platform that optimizes workflow workload, test throughput and data management. This solution enables Scania to optimize the planning and coordination of its battery laboratory by managing all resources, including laboratory personnel, test systems and devices under test (DUT).

“The need for relevant skills and knowledge in battery usage and lifecycle optimization is more important than ever. Here in the lab, we have the prerequisites to perform at our best in this area,” said Håkan Örnhed, Head of Battery Operating Test Cells and Electronic Components at Scania. “We are seeing a growing need to scale up battery testing and tailored deployment. Keysight’s expertise in battery testing has resulted in a solution that meets our requirements, making it the perfect choice for this critical project,” continued Örnhed.

The new battery lab complements a smaller facility with a climatic chamber for battery testing, which is extremely flexible as it is essentially ‘outdoors’. Using this lab, Scania can test battery performance on operational electric trucks and buses without removing the batteries. Vehicles are parked near the lab and hooked up to test equipment, or the powertrain can be tested in a huge climate chamber instead of performing actual winter testing outdoors. In addition, Scania engineers examine the best operating conditions for the battery, taking into account things like temperature set point, state of charge window and charging power profile for use on measure to optimize battery life and customer needs.

“Our goal is to provide comprehensive testing solutions that help our customers accelerate and improve their development activities. We are extremely proud to have been able to support Scania in its aspiration to secure a leading position in the commercial electric vehicle market,” said Thomas Goetzl, Vice President and General Manager Automotive and Energy Solutions Business Unit. from Keysight. “Our collaborative approach with Scania was to challenge the state of the art, which allowed us to gain insights from a global transportation leader that strives to discover new technologies and use cases for transportation. ‘e-mobility.’

About Scania AB

Scania is one of the world’s leading providers of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers, we are driving the transition to a sustainable transport system. In 2021, we delivered 85,930 trucks, 4,436 buses as well as 11,786 industrial and marine power systems to our customers. Net sales totaled more than SEK 146 billion, of which more than 20% was related to services. Founded in 1891, Scania is now present in more than 100 countries and employs around 54,000 people. Research and development is mainly concentrated in Sweden. Production takes place in Europe and Latin America with regional product centers in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON GROUP. For more information visit: www.scania.com.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight provides advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s commitment to speed and accuracy extends to software insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster throughout the development lifecycle, in design simulation, validation prototypes, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our customers span global markets in communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductors and general electronics. Keysight generated $4.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.

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