Thermal Management of batteries is key for range, lifespan and the decisive aspect for successful fast charging. To meet all these requirements liquid cooling systems are the method of choice, with the big challenge to achieve a good thermal connection between the battery modules / battery cells and the cooling system.
Miba – electrified by an idea – came up with a unique and innovative new solution to master this challenge efficiently. The Miba MAKERspace which is the innovative development laboratory of Miba provided the right environment for the Battery Team of Miba to develop these solutions. Based on the same materials and production technologies this resulted in a cooling system for prismatic as well as cylindrical cells with no need for any gapfillers!
Application: prismatic battery cells
No gapfiller needed!
Application: cylindrical battery cells
No gapfiller needed!
Active temperature balancing with a passive component
Cooling and heating
Integrated heating and sensing functionalities
The scalable, flexible battery housing
Solution for niche applications:
iModBatt stands for Industrial Modular Battery Pack Concept Addressing High Energy Density, Environmental Friendliness, Flexibility and Cost Efficiency for Automotive Applications, and answers to the Physical integration of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries at pack level aiming at increased energy density and efficiency request of the GV-06-2017 topic.
The aim of iModBatt is to design and manufacture, with the minimum environmental impact, a high energy density modular BP, which is flexible enough to be used in automotive and small stationary applications. This BP will be suitable for industrial automated assembly with an easy disassembly design, to make possible the shift from primary applications to secondary ones, and to facilitate the BP recyclability or parts replacement if necessary.
LC-GV-06-2017 This project has received funding from the European Union's horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 770054
i-HeCoBatt stands for an Intelligent Heating and Cooling solution for enhanced range EV battery packs. The aim of i-HeCoBatt is to achieve a smart, cost bursting industrial battery heat exchanger to minimize the impact on full electric vehicle range in extreme conditions. Smart, because new sensing functionalities will be embedded to the thermal system in order to monitor the behaviour of the whole battery pack thermal system. Cost bursting, because components of current state of art products will be replaced by even more cost efficient components as well as the number of parts minimized. Industrial, because mass production means will be used to manufacture the heat exchanger.
LC-GV-01-2018 This project has received funding from the European Union's horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 824300