Why is it important to obtain large amounts of data when testing?
Data is one of the most important elements of research and testing. In various industries and fields, data gives researchers insight into the subject of study. A wealth of data also provides a foundation upon which to base findings and conclusions. Especially in an industry such as battery testing, comprehensive and extensive testing ensures safer and more efficient batteries.
Most labs would be running more than one battery tester at a time. Testing can be a long process and researchers must make good use of time in order to facilitate battery development. Moreover, conducting large volumes of testing helps researchers to identify patterns or spot abnormalities in battery performance and testing, and address the situation as soon as possible. Without multiple tests, it would be difficult to identify the circumstances under which problems or anomalies occur. It would also be harder to pinpoint situations that need attending to.
Understanding these challenges, Arbin’s expert engineers developed the Central Monitor and Control Solution (CMCS) to complement our core MITS Pro software and aid researchers in managing multiple testers. Here we outline 3 benefits to setting up a centralized control system
1. Have all your controls in one place
A centralized control system allows researchers to control multiple battery testers from one single PC. This gives researchers a better overview and easier management of active cyclers. Users can easily see what tests are currently being conducted and schedule test times. Systems like Arbin’s CMCS allow users to start, stop, and resume testing on any networked battery testers.
2. Increase lab efficiency
Monitoring each PC, tester, or system individually can be quite inefficient and time-consuming. Centralized systems also allow researchers to control the tests without having to visit each individual machine. If anything needs to be changed or updated it can be done from one PC, saving time and energy. This leaves more room for labs to increase productivity and streamline their processes.
3. Catch problems as soon as possible
Any issues that arise during battery testing can be quite dangerous. For instance, if there is a potential for thermal runaway or a short circuit that can affect the safety of the lab, it is imperative to catch it as soon as possible. Again, if lab technicians and researchers would have to check one machine at a time it could waste valuable time. It would be easier to catch it from one central monitoring system and address any issues as soon as they arise.
Managing multiple testers and cyclers can be overwhelming. Arbin’s Central Monitor and Control Solution (CMCS) allows labs running multiple testers to better manage and monitor their ecosystem of testers. The CMCS greatly simplifies the management of battery test equipment and supports labs and researchers to conduct more productive and efficient tests. Learn more about the features of Arbin’s CMCS here.