Seica given 2023 Mexico Technology Award for flying probe technology

30th October 2023
Kristian McCann

Seica announces its recent accolade — the 2023 Mexico Technology Award, presented in the category of Flying Probe. This esteemed recognition celebrates Seica's Pilot BT, a game-changing advancement in EV battery pack testing. 

The award was officially announced at a ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, as part of the SMTA Guadalajara Expo in Mexico.

The ever-evolving landscape of the electric vehicle battery industry has led to a paradigm shift in high-volume production battery pack testing. Recognising the complex technical demands of this evolving sector, Seica embarked on a journey to create a revolutionary solution. The Pilot BT, the latest addition to Seica's NEXT> Series, represents the culmination of extensive research, development, and innovation.

The Pilot BT is an entirely automated system engineered to test full-size EV battery packs of all chemistries. With electric vehicles now encompassing cars, buses, trains and even airplanes, the Pilot BT is designed to meet the diverse needs of battery manufacturers. Its key features include a remarkable testing area of 1050 mm x 865 mm (41.33'' x 34.05''), able to accommodate battery packs of various shapes and electrical characteristics via Seica's conveyor system or with custom solutions tailored to customer preferences.

This 2nd generation electric vehicle battery tester builds upon Seica's proven track record, and is equipped with essential capabilities to address the growing EV market. It excels in speed, parallel test capability, accurate measurements, reliable mechanics, quality assurance and ease of use. The Pilot BT incorporates sophisticated test electronics, highly precise battery cell probing, robust mechanics and electronics and an intuitive software GUI that seamlessly integrates with Factory 4.0 automation and MES systems.

One of the remarkable advantages of the Pilot BT is its unique design, making it a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution for rapid deployment. Seica’s well-known flexibility enables customers to have their choice of conveyance solutions, whether it's Seica's own or another trusted automotive conveyance system.

This groundbreaking tester is capable of simultaneously testing over 2400 battery cells in parallel in less than one minute, making it the fastest validation and production tool in the EV battery assembly market.

Seica's commitment to innovation, precision and adaptability has positioned the company as a leader in electric vehicle battery testing. The recognition of the Pilot BT with the 2023 Mexico Technology Award demonstrates Seica's dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology and contributing to the advancement of the EV industry.

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