Control - Works (CEO Lee Kang-yoon), closely working both academically and commercially with Hanyang University’s ACE Lab, revealed its plan to enter the global market in the recent interview with EtNews. The company has been providing battery cell simulators (BCS) to leading companies such as Hyundai Motor Group, Kia Motors, LG Chemicals, LG Electronics, SK Innovation, Samsung SDI and numerous government research facilities. With its successful course in the domestic market, the company now plans to join the bigger pool. The BCS can mimic physical battery in real time. Also, it has higher accuracy than it’s competing product, giving an upper hand to the product. Lee, the CEO, shared his ambition to “enter the European and North American market this year and grow into one of the leading companies in the high-end BCS market”.
Linear power integrated product BCS-P5, the main product of Control - Works
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Control - Works’ Battery Cell Simulator to the Global Market
A domestic Small to Midsize company (SMC) Control - Works is planning to join the global competition with its battery cell simulator (BCS). BCS is important in the growing market for electronic cars, as it shortens the development period.
Control - Works announced their cooperation in BCS export with European and North American carmakers and battery testing particle developers.
The company started its business in BCS in 2008 and has been providing battery cell simulators (BCS) to leading companies such as Hyundai Motor Group, Kia Motors, LG Chemicals, LG Electronics, SK Innovation, Samsung SDI and numerous government research facilities.
BCS works as a virtual battery. It uses conventional power, but the device paired with BCS recognizes it as a physical battery. Control - Works’ BCS can imitate batteries with up to 256 cells. The user can customizel voltage, temperature, disconnection and more.
BCS significantly shortens BMS software development period, as it can imitate the exact same battery the BCS aims to produce, before its actual production.
It can also prevent dangerous scenarios that can lead to battery explosion or fire if it was for the physical battery, the company added.
The carmakers and battery pack developers utilize BCS to find faulty BMS. A company official prospected “the rise of need for BCS, as carmakers such as Volkswagen are trying to internalize their BMS”.
The players in the global market currently are Germany’s Comemso and dSPACE. Control - Works boasts its linear realization, increasing the product precision than its competitors. They started building BCS in switching method like others but succeed in changing to linear method.
Switching method BCS are impossible to be installed in EMC and EMI testing chamber because of the noise they create, however linear method does not have such noise.
Control - Works marked 6.5 billion Korean Won sales last year. Twenty five percent of its sales comes from the BCS. Their main product is BCS-P5, a linear power integrated product. The company is expected to launch BCS-XP5, a high speed simulation version, following BCS-L5 last year.
Lee Kang-yoon, CEO of Control - Works, shared his ambition to “enter the European and North American market this year and grow into one of the leading companies in the high-end BCS market”.
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