Nano-Elasticity Measurements of Electrode Coatings of Lithium-ion Batteries

The ZR nanoindentation hardness tester ZHN is a universal instrument used to measure hardness and scratch properties of coatings and thin layers. You will learn about the wide application range of the ZHN and its powerful features to determine reliable test results using the example of a coated electrode of lithium-ion battery cells.

Reliable Characterization of Suspension Coil Springs

Suspension coil springs improve the ride comfort and handling safety of modern vehicles. The line of action of the resulting forces in the spring is an important measurement that requires a highly accurate testing machine. Participants will learn how the Z050 spring tester ensures reliable and accurate measurements for spring development and quality control.

A Universal Test System for the Mechanical Characterization of Lithium-ion Battery Cell Materials and Components

The testing of lithium-ion cells, modules and packs requires a large number of different tools and fixtures and a load frame that can be adapted to changing testing requirements. We will present the Z010 AllroundLine - a highly modular and expandable test system that supports customers in R&D and production to obtain reliable test results.

How to Achieve Reliable Test Results on Thin Metallic Foils

To increase the performance of lithium-ion battery cells, the weight of its components must be reduced. The use of thinner electrodes is a way to achieve this objective. However the mechanical properties of thinner copper and aluminum foils are more difficult to determine. We will present solutions that help to reliably test even very thin copper foils.

An Overview of Efficient Testing Tools for the Mechanical Characterization of Lithium-ion Cell Materials

Mechanical testing is becoming increasingly important ass requirements to increase battery performance grow. We will present a variety of test fixtures for the determination of mechanical properties of lithium-ion battery cell materials.

A Comparison of Tools for the Determination of Coating Adhesion on Lithium-ion Electrodes

An important test for the determination of active material performance and reliability is the determination of adhesion between active material and electrode. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of two typical test fixtures: the 90° peel test and the Z-direction test.

Fatigue Testing Solutions for Automotive Applications

At ZwickRoell, we use various physical drive principles for our dynamic testing machines. Each has its own advantages and specific application areas. We provide the best solution according to the specifications required by our customers. In this live demo, we will present different automotive testing applications with our servo-hydraulic, electro-dynamic, high-frequency testing systems and electro-mechanical testing actuators.

Virtual Battery Testing Forum

Due to the wide application range of batteries, there are ever-growing combinations of electrode materials, active materials, separators, electrolytes, additives, and cell designs. In addition to the vast testing requirements defined in numerous standards for electrical, chemical, thermal, and environmental tests, the requirements for mechanical testing play an important role in achieving the design objectives of the industry. The challenges are varied and material properties are important, connections need to be reliably welded, structures must resist external impact, separators must not short circuit, casings must withstand a nail, cells must not deform during charging cycles. Our forum will discuss recent and interesting testing challenges and solutions in the field of mechanical battery testing.