Collins Aerospace Selects NH Research Test Solutions for The Grid Electric Power Systems Lab

Collins Aerospace The Grid Lab - NH Research (NHR)NH Research (NHR), a leading provider of power electronics test solutions, has been selected by Collins Aerospace to provide electrification test solutions for The Grid electric power systems lab in Rockford, Illinois.

Collins Aerospace is making a $50 million investment to create the industry’s most advanced laboratory for testing high-power electrical components and systems which will redefine the future of electric flight. The Grid will enable the future of aircraft electrification and is expected to begin initial operations later this year.

At NHR, we focus on developing world-class test solutions that enable electrification. We are proud to be selected as a key partner by Collins in redefining aerospace. This revolutionary development lab will advance and accelerate technology development by enabling test capability for high-power and high-voltage designs. We are excited to help achieve this vision with our advanced test solutions and dedicated support team,” said Pete O’Brien, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NHR.

NHR will supply the high-voltage DC power farm for The Grid. The company’s 9300 regenerative, bi-directional DC source can be used as either a load or power source to recreate an aircraft environment for testing. The 9300 addresses a range of aerospace test solutions from individual components such as batteries and power electronics, to entire electric propulsion systems. NHR’s technology approach provides the speed, accuracy and safety necessary to emulate real-world conditions and optimize testing.

The 9300 test platform provides innovative battery emulation capability, flexibility to address today’s higher voltage levels, and modularity to expand for future requirements. This modular system can be scaled up to 2.4 MW in 100 kW building blocks, offering a wide operating envelope. Its dual voltage range of 600 V and 1200 V provides the flexibility and accuracy needed as higher voltage levels are required. The platform also has a unique series capability to reach higher voltages up to 1500 V. As a result, NHR’s 9300 platform allows for a range of possibilities in test while substantially reducing testing time and time to market.

About NH Research

NHR enables electrification by accelerating innovation, validation and functional testing of today’s technologies. Backed by over 50 years of experience in power conversion and power electronics test systems and instruments, our test solutions deliver the performance, simplicity, and safety that engineers and researchers in aerospace, defense, automotive and energy industries require.

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NHR Presents & Exhibits at International Battery Seminar 2020 in Orlando, Florida

EV BatteryNH Research Inc., a leading provider of power testing instruments and systems for the automotive, industrial, energy storage, and critical-power markets, will be presenting at International Battery Seminar 2020.

Martin Weiss, Product Director at NHR, will present in a lightning talk entitled, “Battery Module/Pack Testing: Current Challenges & Opportunities”. In this session, participants will learn what unique battery module/pack testing capabilities are the right approaches for faster, scalable and more repeatable testing. We’ll also share next generation techniques for testing various lithium-ion battery applications from design to production.

NHR will also exhibit its industry leading Battery Module/Pack Testers and Battery Emulators. Visit booth # 413 to learn about NHR’s flexible and battery and fuel cell test equipment. Application engineers will be on-hand to demonstrate NHR’s flexible 9200 & 9300 series battery module and pack test systems,

Event: International Battery Seminar
Location: Orlando, Florida
Dates: March 30 ‐ April 2, 2020
Visit Booth: #413

NHR Presentation: Battery Module/Pack Testing: Current Challenges & Opportunities
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 3:25pm-3:55pm
Track: C4B Battery Management Systems conference

Description: Battery module/pack testing is critical across all stages of battery R&D and production, but traditional methods of battery testing are an extremely time-consuming and costly challenge. Today, testing requires more flexibility and scalability to meet the growing demands of electrification and high performance. This presentation will equip battery manufacturers with cutting-edge technologies, trends, and test solutions for battery module/pack testing.
For more information, visit our Battery Test Solutions webpage.

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NHR Presents & Exhibits at APEC 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Battery Test Systems & Grid Simulator - NH Research, Inc. (NHR)NH Research Inc., a leading provider of power testing instruments and systems for the automotive, industrial, energy storage, and critical-power markets, will be presenting at APEC 2020.

Martin Weiss, Product Director at NHR, will present in an industry session entitled, “Using Battery & Fuel Cell Emulation for testing EV batteries, DC fast chargers & Powertrains”. In this session, he’ll discuss new technology trends in battery and fuel cell emulation, and key factors in selecting the right test solution. This session will  cover how technologies are used today in R&D and production for DC Fast Chargers, Powertrain, and other EV applications.

NHR will also be presenting at the Exhibitor Seminar on APEC’s opening day. We’ll be showcasing industry leading test solutions including our Battery Module/Pack Testers, Battery Emulation Systems, Grid-Simulators, and AC Loads. Visit booth # 1717 to learn about NHR’s flexible and expandable test solutions for advanced battery technologies, electric and hybrid vehicles, and critical power technologies. Application engineers will be on-hand to demonstrate NHR’s flexible 9200 & 9300 series battery module and pack test systems, 9410 regenerative grid simulator, and 9430 4-Quadrant AC loads.

Event: APEC 2020
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates: March 15 – 19, 2020
Visit Booth: #1717

NHR Exhibitor Seminar: Battery Emulation Test Solutions: Technology Trends & Opportunities
Date: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Exhibit Theater 3

NHR Industry Presentation: Using Battery & Fuel Cell Emulation for Testing EV Batteries, DC Fast Chargers & Powertrains
Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 2:35 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: R01

For more information on our Battery Test Solutions or our EV Powertrain Testing Solutions, visit our application page.

About NH Research

NH Research, Inc. (NHR) enables electrification by accelerating innovation, validation and functional test of today’s technologies. Backed by over 50 years of experience in power conversion and power supply test systems we provide world class test instruments and systems. Our solutions provide the performance, simplicity, and safety that engineers and researchers desire.

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NHR Presents at Intersolar 2020: Managing the Impacts of Electrification on the Grid

Grid Power LinesNH Research Inc., (NHR) a leading provider of power testing instruments and systems for the automotive, renewable energy, energy storage, and critical-power markets, will be presenting at Intersolar North America 2020.

Martin Weiss, Product Director at NH Research, will present in a talk entitled, “Bi-directional Test Solutions to Manage the Impacts of Electrification on the Grid”. In this session, he’ll share test solutions used by the industry to evaluate electric loading profiles and use cases for EVs, micro-grid, V2G and energy storage applications. This presentation will also review key factors in selecting the right test solution and industry use cases.

NHR Presentation Track: Managing the Electricity Load on the Grid: The Role & Impact of Vehicle Charging
Event: Intersolar North America, 2020
Dates: Feb 4th from 3pm to 4:15pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 9

Presentation Description:

Bi-directional Test Solutions to Manage the Impacts of Electrification on the Grid

EV DC Fast Charging deployments are accelerating. The ability to simulate these loading profiles is critical for: validating sophisticated load management systems and assessing the impact on the grid. Regenerative bi-directional sources, grid simulators and battery emulators are the engineer’s tool for testing new power management systems, solar (PV), energy storage systems, EVs and DC fast chargers. These bi-directional capabilities are especially ideal for utility companies to test and understand the impacts of e-mobility and grid-tied devices (DG and V2G) on the grid. Simulating the bidirectional power flows to and from the grid substantially speeds up testing time and reduces energy costs.

Key Presentation Takeaways:

• Identify power test approaches for strategic load management & utility grid testing
• Learn about next gen technologies for simulating real-world conditions & load profiles
• Industry use cases

NHR’s flexible test solutions include: 9200 & 9300 bi-directional DC power, 9410 regenerative grid simulator, 9410 AC Source and 9430 4-Quadrant AC loads.

For more information, contact us at 949-474-3900 or visit: https://nhresearch.com.

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NHR’s 9300 Bi-directional DC Source Now Available with 600 V input Auto-Transformer for Canadian Market

High Voltage Battery Test System 9300 - NH Research, Inc. (NHR)NH Research Inc. (NHR), a leading provider of power testing instruments and systems, announced a 600 V input auto-transformer for one of its best-selling products, the 9300 series.

“NHR’s optional auto-transformer enables our customers with industrial applications in the Canadian market to easily plug into our 9300 high-performance platform. Our product development team carefully selected the 600 V input auto-transformer and supplier after evaluating safety, accuracy, speed and performance. This new solution has brought added value and confidence to our customers who have these power requirements.” said Peter O’Brien, VP of Sales & Marketing at NH Research.­

NHR’s 9300 Series is a regenerative, bi-directional DC source that can be used as a battery test system, battery emulator, or regenerative DC load. The innovative 9300 platform addresses the higher voltage and higher power test requirements for electric vehicles, aerospace and defense, renewable energy, and energy storage applications. This highly modular system can be scaled up to 2.4 MW in 100 kW building blocks, offering a wide operating envelope. Its dual voltage range of 600 V and 1200 V provides the flexibility and accuracy needed as higher voltage levels are required.

Battery test and battery emulation applications include battery modules/packs, fuel cells, ultra-capacitors, power electronics, battery chargers, electric powertrain and propulsion systems. Customers look to NHR for superior performance, ease of use, faster slew rates to match today’s technology, reduced testing time, improved safety, and energy savings.

For more information, visit our product page: NHR 9300 Series bi-directional DC source.

Contact us at sales@nhresearch.com for application consultation.

About NH Research
NH Research, Inc. (NHR) enables electrification by accelerating innovation, validation and functional test of today’s technologies. Backed by over 50 years of experience in power conversion and power supply test systems we provide world class test instruments and systems. Our solutions provide the performance, simplicity, and safety that engineers and researchers desire.

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NH Research Awarded Vendor of the Year 2019 by Advanced Test Equipment Corporation

NHR Awarded by ATEC Rentals - NH Research (NHR)NH Research Awarded Vendor of the Year 2019 by Advanced Test Equipment Corporation.

NH Research Inc., a leading provider of power testing instruments and systems is proud to announce that it has been named the 2019 Vendor of the Year by Advanced Test Equipment (ATE) Corporation Rentals.

The award was presented to NH Research (NHR) by ATE Corp during its Annual San Diego Test Equipment Symposium, held November, 12th. The award recognizes NHR for industry leading test solutions, excellent customer support, and strong collaboration with ATE Corp to provide customer value.

“We are honored to be recognized by ATE Corp, a leading test equipment rentals company that is well-recognized and respected in the industry. This honor is thanks to ATE Corp’s collaborative team and drive for excellence as well as our employees’ commitment to our customers. One of the biggest challenges with electrification in our industry is for customers to meet their time to market goals. Our relationship with ATE Corp allows customers to overcome this obstacle.” said Pete O’Brien, VP of Sales & Marketing at NH Research.

“Our suppliers’ performance is critical to our success. NHR has consistently provided reliable best-in-class products that are innovative and exceed our customer’s expectations. NHR’s advanced product features, knowledgeable application experts and exceptional customer service are significant reasons why they were selected as our Vendor of the Year”, said Gabe Alcala, Business Development Manager at ATE Corp.

NHR’s advanced testing solutions include battery cyclers, battery emulators, bi-directional sources, AC/DC sources, grid-simulators, and AC/DC electronic loads. Markets include transportation electrification, electric vehicles, aerospace and defense, renewable energy and energy storage systems.

For more information on NHR products, visit https://www.nhresearch.com and https://www.atecorp.com/products/nh-research.

About NH Research

NH Research, Inc. (NHR) enables electrification by accelerating innovation, validation and functional test of today’s technologies. Backed by over 50 years of experience in power conversion and power supply test systems we provide world class test instruments and systems. Our solutions provide the performance, simplicity, and safety that engineers and researchers desire.

About ATE Corporation

Advanced Test Equipment Corporation (ATEC) is the rental, sales and service leader of test and measurement equipment, offering thousands of choices for rent or purchase, and equipment calibration. Providing the latest technology and legacy equipment from common everyday use, to unique and industry specific, ATEC fulfills all customer equipment needs.

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