We Are Advancing Battery Management
Rooted in innovation, Midtronics has a leading portfolio of patents and technologies. Our creativity, expertise, and commitment to ongoing development have made us an industry leader and a valued partner for our customers.
BATTERY MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
Midtronics products are designed to meet a variety of battery and electrical system service requirements and unique service applications.
Provide quick and accurate battery and electrical system analysis as part of routine maintenance or when issues exist.
Test every vehicle to improve customer trust and identify battery replacement opportunities.
Combine the proper equipment with robust reporting to help reduce warranty costs and improve efficiency.
Use real-time data to identify an asset’s real performance or condition to prevent unnecessary maintenance tasks.
VEHICLE ARRIVAL INSPECTION
Inspect vehicle batteries on arrival to avoid early battery failures and promote new vehicle initial quality.
Test vehicle batteries before customer delivery to ensure they avoid power issues, promoting customer satisfaction.
Monitor and maintain lot vehicle batteries to preserve battery quality and improve customer satisfaction.
Charge and maintain batteries during service to improve customer satisfaction and service quality.
Maintain vehicle batteries in the showroom to enable all vehicle feature demos and preserve battery condition.
BATTERY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Manage battery testing equipment, staff, and processes for improved battery program compliance and profitability.
Charge or discharge modules individually to bring all the modules within proper State of Charge (SoC) thresholds for xEV performance improvement.
Discharge energy safely from the battery pack or modules to certify they meet transportation and safety requirements in or out of vehicle.
Recover high-voltage hybrid battery packs when depleted to a state unable to crank the engine and start the vehicle.
Midtronics was founded on innovation and technical expertise. Our significant portfolio of patents and other intellectual property enable us to create proprietary technologies to keep pace with evolving vehicle systems.
CORE DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES
Midtronics pioneered conductance technology for battery testing more than 35 years ago and it’s part of every battery analyzer and diagnostic charger that bears the Midtronics name.
- Proprietary algorithms utilize multiple conductance measurements, battery temperature, and voltage to provide a detailed picture of a battery’s performance capabilities and predict when it is nearing end-of-life
- Midtronics conductance technology is the required test method for battery warranty decisions at most automotive OEMs worldwide
Conductance Profiling combines existing Midtronics conductance algorithms with new proprietary technology to identify batteries with poor cranking capability or diminished Reserve Capacity. Most newer vehicles utilize their battery to support vehicle accessories and improve fuel economy, which makes the Reserve Capacity of a battery important for vehicle performance.
A battery with weak Reserve Capacity may start the car once and pass a simple cranking test but a small engine-off load (e.g. car door open) could create a no-start situation. Conductance Profiling technology ensures service readiness for emerging vehicle systems, batteries, and new points of battery failure. This technology has been adopted by many automotive OEMs.
Dynamic Charge Acceptance
Released in 2018, Dynamic Charge Acceptance represents a reinvention of diagnostic charging technology and delivers significant improvements in speed to decision and accuracy. Combined with Conductance Profiling, Dynamic Charge Acceptance diagnoses 99% of batteries in 5 minutes or less to avoid time wasted charging bad batteries.
Comprehensive detection diagnostics assess a range of additional battery conditions to deliver a comprehensive picture of the battery’s condition:
- Charge acceptance
- Defect and degradation
- Cold battery
- Deep discharge
- Internal battery temperature
This technology has already been adopted by several automotive OEMs.
Electric / Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Since introducing the industry’s first high-voltage electric vehicle (EV) / hybrid EV (HEV) battery service and de-power tool in 2010, Midtronics has worked closely with manufacturers to develop custom solutions in the fast-growing EV, HEV, and PHEV markets.
We deployed xEV service programs with many OEMs over the last 10 years to enable dealer-level diagnostics and service at the full pack or individual module level. A number of automotive OEMs have already committed to adoption of our next generation xEV solutions at launch in 2019/2020.
Digital Signal Processing
Battery Warranty Test Codes
Heavy-Duty Battery Pack Testing
Enhanced Battery Temperature
Lead acid battery performance suffers in both cold and hot environments. Midtronics DCA-8000 uses Enhanced Battery Temperature Technology to monitor temperature during the charge cycle and better assess the internal battery temperature and health, resulting in faster charge times.