Choice of the technology, primary or rechargeable, adapted to the product promise: Alkaline, Lithium, Li-Ion, Ni-Mh, Ni-Cd, LiFePo4, Lead, etc.
Advice on the format of the cells
Long-standing partner of the largest manufacturers (SAFT, PANASONIC, LG, SAMSUNG, etc.) but independent of the latter, VLAD can advise you on the best solutions available on the market.
Choice of primary cells/accumulators
List of functions
Aesthetic and/or ergonomic specificities
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Where applicable, the Design Department can lend you support in additional customised R&D services.
MECHANICAL & THERMODYNAMIC DESIGN
Mechanical adjustment of the battery on the application - existing or under development
3D CAD integrated study: digital model of the pack, casing, choice of materials (heat-shrink tubing, plastics processing, sheet metal working or additive manufacturing)
BMS & PCM ELECTRONIC DESIGN
Making available of static data, dynamic data and event blocks
State of charge indicators and energy management
Human-Machine Interface (H.M.I.)
Communication (SMBus, I2C, 1-Wire, etc.)
IoT Connectivity (CPL, Wifi, LoRa, SigFox, etc.)
Energy conversion (AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC)
PROTOTYPING / DEMONSTRATOR
Realization of the Proof Of Concept (POC)
Integration test in your application of use
100% INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
Our set of VLAD 4.0 machines and a network of local subcontractors that we deem qualified allow us to create prototypes directly in our factory and in very short timeframes.
QUALIFICATION, TEST & APPROVAL
Qualification of raw materials (cells, electronic boards, etc.)
Systematic control at each step of the project until final inspection
CE marking on all batteries
Battery approval conducted by approved official laboratories (UN38.3 standards, IEC62133-2, IEC60086-4)
VLAD is the guarantor of the quality of its batteries and of the proper unfolding of the project. Analyses of the technical, financial and timeframe risks are systematically carried out at each step in the realisation of the product until transfer to production.
More than 20 experts in the Design Department and in production
Equipment at the cutting edge of innovation: 3D printing, climatic chambers, Neware test benches – Digatron and Dewetron, etc.