WINDSOR, Conn., October 18, 2017 – Bloomy Controls Inc. (Bloomy) and Maplesoft today announced a collaboration to combine industry-leading battery models from Maplesoft with Bloomy’s BMS HIL Test System in order to safely and accurately simulate advanced-chemistry batteries for testing battery management systems (BMS) using real hardware.
Model-based BMS testing is a safe and efficient alternative to the more traditional approach of using physical battery cells. In addition to the significant dangers when testing battery fault scenarios, it is quite time consuming and difficult to charge and discharge the cells during an automated test routine. Bloomy’s BMS HIL Test System contains one or more of Bloomy’s Battery Simulator 1200 instruments, which are programmed to produce simulated cell signals at any operating point, according to the model. The model-based system further allows for increased flexibility by providing scenarios for many different battery configurations. By combining MapleSim’s high-fidelity battery models and the Bloomy BMS HIL Test System, it is now easier to safely and efficiently test and develop advanced BMS firmware for enhanced battery performance.
“Combining the powerful and comprehensive mathematical modeling solutions of Maplesoft with Bloomy’s BMS HIL Test System will provide our customers with even greater capabilities to accelerate their BMS development lifecycle, and to do so with even greater efficiency and reliability,” said Steven Hoenig, Bloomy’s BTS Unit Manager.
Bloomy is a trademark of Bloomy Controls, Inc.
Maplesoft provides engineers with the tools and expertise they need to enable a model-driven innovation process that helps manage design complexity. Offering experts in a variety of engineering fields, extensive experience in model-based design, and the superior system-level modeling and analysis tools MapleSim and Maple, Maplesoft helps companies reduce development risk and bring high-quality products to market faster. Through Maple, Maplesoft also provides a complete concept-to-deployment environment for advanced analysis and rapid development of technical applications and engineering calculation tools. Maplesoft products and services are used in machine design, robotics, aerospace, automotive, and many other fields where engineers face complex challenges. Customers include Boeing, FLSmidth, Ford, Google, Intel, NASA, and Samsung.
Maplesoft is a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Group. For further details, please visit www.maplesoft.com.