MIDTRONICS Advancing Battery Management

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Thank you for your interest in Midtronics and welcome to our website. This site is designed to offer information about Midtronics products and services and provide insight into our history, achievements, and unique corporate culture.

Focused entirely on Advancing Battery Management, Midtronics is a vibrant and successful company with a passionate leadership team. Our impressive growth in worldwide transportation and stationary power markets is rooted in the innovative spirit and dedication of all employees. The Midtronics team is held to high standards in personal integrity, responsiveness and professional excellence.

At Midtronics, we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and services, the depth of our experience, and the expertise of our engineering and product development teams. Midtronics is committed to working with our customers around the world to develop superior battery management solutions designed to address their unique needs.

Steve McShane
Founder & CEO

Founder’s Philosophy

Our founder’s philosophy represents the fundamental approach to business on which Midtronics was built. In all of our business practices we look to achieve the following:

  • Build trust, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Create customer value with our innovative technologies and exceptional service
  • Put quality before profits
  • Invest in people and the future of our business
 

Midtronics Core Values

Our core values are the translation of our Founder’s Philosophy into the actions and behaviors we expect of ourselves and each other. Midtronics believes the success of our business depends on building a team with strong values that include:

Curiosity

Our creative spirit is fueled by listening, experimenting, learning, and understanding.

Leadership

We act with courage, empathy, and conviction while taking ownership and empowering people to exceed expectations.

Integrity

We conduct business with respect, openness, honesty, and high ethical standards.

Partnership

We build strong, collaborative relationships that unlock great potential and unique value.

 

Midtronics Purpose:

Weiterentwicklung des Batteriemanagements

Midtronics will lead the way to improving how the world manages batteries. Our success will ensure sustainable, profitable business growth and opportunities for our engaged team and stakeholders.

By working closely together to create innovative solutions, we help our customers more effectively manage their business of providing reliable power storage and improving the battery user’s experience.

At Midtronics, our curiosity and passion drive us to discover and understand our customers’ battery-related problems. Our proven expertise and developing technologies create the world’s best battery management solutions and systems.

 

Weiterentwicklung des Batteriemanagements

The Midtronics tradition of industry-leading innovation continues, building on 30 years of collective knowledge in battery management. Every day, we’re applying that knowledge to make valuable improvements in battery and electrical service, warranty management, preventative maintenance, customer service and more.

Überblick über die Weiterentwicklung des Batteriemanagements bei Midtronics:

1984
Gründung von Midtronics durch Steve McShane
1986
Introduced PowerSensor line of conductance testers for SLI batteries
1989
Einführung des ersten Batterietesters für stationäre Batterien
1990
Established Midtronics b.v. European headquarters in The Netherlands
1992
PowerSensor OC612A – first conductance tester able to test discharged batteries before charging
1994
Erstes bedeutendes OEM-Gerät: Ford USA PowerSensor Plus
1996
PowerSensor Plus – the first conductance tester with automatic state of charge compensation for testing discharged batteries
1996
Micro390: bedeutende Gerätebestellung von Ford Europe, Erfindung des Garantietestcodes
1996
Micro400: das erste digitale Analysegerät mit der Leitwertmessung der Batterie
1998
Einführung des MicroCelltron-Analysegeräts für stationäre Stromversorgung in Zusammenarbeit mit British Telecom. Erstes Produkt für die stationäre Stromversorgung, das zur Batterieprüfung im gesamten Netzwerk von BT vorgeschrieben wurde.
1998
Micro500: erstes tragbares Analysegerät für Batterien und elektrische Systeme, einschließlich elektrische Prüfungen ohne Amperemessung
1999
PowerLogic: erstes Diagnose- und Ladegerät für den Zubehör-Einzelhandel in Zusammenarbeit mit Johnson Controls, Inc.
2001
GR-1: erste Diagnose-/Ladegerät-Plattform für die Anwendung in Servicewerkstätten
2002
Entwicklung der FGuard-Batterie in Zusammenarbeit mit Furukawa (Japan): erster eingebauter Leitwerttester für Autobatterien
2002
Einführung des Früherkennungs-Prüfgeräts ED-18 in Zusammenarbeit mit Interstate Battery Systems of America, erstes Gerät zur präventiven Wartung von Batterien
2003
Einführung des Midtronics Prüfgeräts Celltron Advanced zur schnellen, einfachen und effektiven Analyse von großformatigen Telekom-Batterien
2003
Established Midtronics China, with headquarters in Shenzhen
2004
Entwicklung von verbesserter Leitwerttechnologie und Integration in das Celltron Ultra, das erste sehr störsichere Batterieanalysegerät zum Prüfen von USV-Anwendungen
2005
Erweiterbare elektrische Diagnoseplattform EXP-1000 mit Innovationen wie dynamischer Leitwerttechnologie mit Tiefenscan, Generatordiagnose mit DSP-Funktion und Leitwert-Kabel-/Durchgangstest
2006
Diagnosestation GR8 für Batterien und elektrische Systeme: zunächst in Zusammenarbeit mit Toyota USA entwickelt, heute ein wesentliches Servicegerät bei fast allen Autovertragshändlern in Nordamerika
2007
Entered the automated remote monitoring market with the first in its class CellGuard wireless battery monitoring system
2008
Das Batteriemanagementsystem Celltraq Enterprise ist das erste tragbare Überwachungs- und Prüfgerät mit integriertem Datenmanagement für große Batterieanlagen.
2009
First multi-frequency analyzer, the Celltron Max, introduced to stationary power operators as a tool for managing reserve batteries as well as generator starting batteries
2010
Hybridbatterie-Systemtester HYB: erster Batterietester für Hybridfahrzeuge
2010
Einführung von ED-18V3 in Zusammenarbeit mit Interstate Battery System of America; erstmalige Verwendung von Mobilfunktechnologie in einem Handprüfgerät für elektrische Systeme
2010
Acquired the assets of Lynai Data Inc. and its BatteryNet and FacilityWare products, pioneering service offerings in the battery data/field operations automation area
2010
Diagnosestation für EV-Batteriemodule GRX-5000 – Erstes grundlegendes Werkzeug für EV-OEMs für eine kostengünstige Wartung von Nissan Leaf-Batteriepacks auf Modulebene
2010
Introduced Midtronics Battery Management Information System (BMIS), a customizable, web-based service that provides a centralized collection of battery and electrical testing data, data analysis, web-based reports, and automatic software updates for test equipment in the field
2012
GRX-5100 Wartungswerkzeug für Hybrid/EV-Batterien – Erstes Hochspannungs-Batteriewartungs- und Entladewerkzeug
für zahlreiche Hybrid-/Elektrofahrzeuge
2013
As leaders in the growing stationary power industry, Midtronics and C&D Technologies agreed to jointly pursue new opportunities in battery monitoring and other battery diagnostic technologies
2013
Introduced the CELLTRON Advantage, a new portable battery analysis system that is the first in the stationary power industry to provide user-customizable features
2013
Introduced the DSS-7000 Battery Diagnostic Service System featuring advanced diagnostics, VIN-driven testing, full BMIS integration, and automated service applications via touch-screen tablet controller
2014
Midtronics named Chicago's "most innovative company" by Crain's Chicago Business
 

Innovative Technologien

Innovation und technisches Fachwissen sind die Basis unseres Unternehmens. In der fast 30-jährigen Geschichte von Midtronics haben wir ein umfangreiches Portfolio an Patenten und sonstigen Rechten am geistigen Eigentum erworben, die die Grundlage für neue Produkte und Technologien im Bereich effektives Batteriemanagement bilden. Darüber hinaus arbeiten unsere Ingenieure und Techniker mit Engagement an der ständigen Weiterentwicklung und Erweiterung der Technologie zur Batterieprüfung und -aufladung. Durch die kontinuierliche Kreativität und Sorgfalt bei der Entwicklung und Verbesserung unserer Kerntechnologie werden wir unsere Führungsposition im Bereich der Batterieprüfung beibehalten. Nachfolgend finden Sie eine Auflistung unserer US-Patente. Viele davon sind auch Teil weltweiter Patente und Patentanwendungen.

3,873,911
Elektronischer Batterietester
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

3,909,708
Elektronischer Batterietester
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

4,322,685
Automatic battery analyzer including apparatus for determining presence of single bad cell
Inventors: Charles E. Frailing, Thomas Dougherty, Richard Johnson

4,816,768
Elektronischer Batterietester
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

4,825,170
Elektronischer Batterietester mit automatischer Spannungsskalierung
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

4,881,038
Elektronischer Batterietester mit automatischer Spannungsskalierung zur Ermittlung des dynamischen Leitwerts
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

4,912,416
Elektronischer Batterietester mit modernster Kompensation
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

5,140,269
Electronischer Tester zur Bewertung der Batterie-/Zellenkapazität
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

5,343,380
Methode und Vorrichtung für die Unterdrückung zeitvariabler Signale von Batterien während des Auf-/Entladevorgangs
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

5,469,043
Methode für die Optimierung der Ladung von Blei-Säure-Batterien und ein interaktives Ladegerät
Erfinder: Jing-Yih Cherng, James K. Klang

5,572,136
Elektronischer Batterietester
Erfinder: Keith S. Champlin

5,574,355
Method and apparatus for detection and control of thermal runaway in a battery under charge
Inventors: Stephen J.McShane, Mark Hlavac, Kevin I. Bertness

5,583,416
Apparatus and method for step-charging batteries to optimize charge acceptance
Inventor: James K. Klang

5,585,728
Electronic battery tester with automatic compensation for low state-of-charge
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

5,589,757
Apparatus and method for step-charging batteries to optimize charge acceptance
Inventor: James K. Klang

5,592,093
Electronic battery testing device loose terminal connection detection via a comparison circuit
Inventor: August G. Klingbiel

5,598,098
Electronic battery tester with very high noise immunity
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

5,656,920
Method and apparatus for charging a lead-acid battery
Inventors: Jing-Yih Cherng, James K. Klang

5,757,192
Method and apparatus for detecting a bad cell in a storage battery
Inventors: Stephen J. McShane, Kevin I. Bertness

5,821,756
Electronic battery tester with tailored compensation for low state-of-charge
Inventors: Stephen J. McShane, Kevin I. Bertness, Keith S. Champlin

5,831,435
Battery tester for JIS standard
Inventor: Michael E. Troy

5,871,858
Anti-theft battery
Inventors: Jes Thomsen, Tore Rehnberg

5,914,605
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

5,945,829
Midpoint battery monitoring
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,002,238
Method and apparatus for measuring complex impedance of cells and batteries
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,037,751
Method and apparatus for charging batteries
Inventor: James K. Klang

6,037,777
Method and apparatus for determining battery properties from complex impedance / admittance
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,051,976
Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,081,098
Method and apparatus for charging a battery
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Stephen J. McShane

6,091,245
Method and apparatus for auditing a battery test
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,104,167
Method and apparatus for charging a battery
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Stephen J. McShane

6,137,269
Method and apparatus for electronically evaluating the internal temperature of an electrochemical cell or battery
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,163,156
Electrical connection for electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,172,483
Method and apparatus for measuring complex impedance of cells and batteries
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,172,505
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,222,369
Method and apparatus for determining battery properties from complex impedance / immittance
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,225,808
Test counter for electronic battery tester
Inventors: Philip Varghese, Michael Cable, Michael E. Troy, David Lewis

6,249,124
Electronic battery tester with internal battery
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,259,254
Apparatus and method for carrying out diagnostic tests on batteries and for rapidly charging batteries
Inventor: James K. Klang

6,262,563
Method and apparatus for measuring complex immittance of cells and batteries
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,294,896
Method and apparatus for measuring complex self-immittance of a general electrical element
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,294,897
Method and apparatus for electronically evaluating the internal temperature of an electrochemical cell or battery
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,304,087
Apparatus for calibrating electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,310,481
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,313,607
Method and apparatus for evaluating stored charge in an electrochemical cell or battery
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,313,608
Method and apparatus for charging a battery
Inventors: Phillip Varghese, Kevin I. Bertness, Stephen J. McShane

6,316,914
Testing parallel strings of storage batteries
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,323,650 B1
Electronic battery tester
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Jamey L. Butteris

6,329,793
Method and apparatus for charging a battery
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Stephen J. McShane

6,331,762
Energy management system for automotive vehicle
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,332,113
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,351,102
Automotive battery charging system tester
Inventor: Michael E. Troy

6,359,441
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,363,303
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,377,031
Intelligent switch for power management
Inventors: Samy Karuppana, Aly Jetha, Jes Thomsen

6,392,414
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,417,669
Suppressing interference in AC measurements of cells, batteries and other electrochemical measurements
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,424,158
Apparatus and method for carrying out diagnostic tests on batteries and for rapidly charging batteries
Inventor: James K. Klang

6,437,957
System and method for providing surge, short and reverse polarity connection protection
Inventors: Samy Karuppana, Aly Jetha, Jes Thomsen

6,441,585
Apparatus and method for testing rechargeable energy storage batteries
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,445,158
Vehicle electrical system tester with encoded output
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Michael E. Troy

6,456,045
Integrated conductance and load test based electronic battery tester
Inventors: Michael E. Troy, Kevin I. Bertness

6,465,908
Intelligent power management system & head lamp life extender with daytime running light control
Inventors: Samy Karuppana, Aly Jetha, Jes Thomsen

6,466,025
Alternator tester
Inventor: James K. Klang

6,466,026
Programmable current exciter for measuring AC immittance of cells and batteries
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,469,511
Battery clamp with embedded environment sensor
Inventors: David J. Vonderhaar, Kevin I. Bertness

6,495,990
Method and apparatus for evaluating stored charge in an electrochemical cell or battery
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,497,209
System and method for protecting a cranking subsystem
Inventors: Samy Karuppana, Aly Jetha, Jes Thomsen

6,507,196
Battery charge indicator
Inventors: Jes Thomsen, Tore Rehnberg

6,534,993
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,544,078
Battery clamp with integrated current sensor
Inventors: A.J. Palmisano, Kevin I. Bertness

6,556,019
Electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,566,883
Electronic battery tester
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, David J. Vonderhaar

6,586,941
Battery tester with databus
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Stephen J. McShane

6,597,150
Method of distributing jump start booster packs
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Ronald J. Ortiz

6,621,272
Programmable current exciter for measuring AC immittance of cells and batteries
Inventor: Keith S. Champlin

6,621,314
Kelvin clamp for electrically coupling to a battery contact
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Jamey L. Butteris, Daniel C. Cox

6,633,165
In-vehicle battery monitor
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,635,974
Self-learning power management system and method
Inventors: Aly Jetha, Samy Karuppana, Jes Thomsen

6,696,819
Battery charge control device
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,707,303
Electronic battery tester
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Jamey L. Butteris

6,871,151
Electronic battery tester with network communication
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,885,195
Method and apparatus for auditing a bettery test
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,906,522
Battery tester with battery replacement output
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, William G. Sampson

6,906,523
Method and apparatus for testing cells and batteries embedded in series / parallel systems
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Keith S. Champlin

6,909,287
Energy management system for automotive vehicle
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,913,483
Cable for electronic battery tester
Inventors: Harvey A. Restaino, Edward J. Amato

6,914,413
Alternator tester with encoded output
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Michael E. Troy

6,930,485
Electronic battery tester with battery failure temperature determination
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,933,727
Electronic battery tester cable
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

6,941,234
Query-based electronic battery tester
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

7,081,755
Battery tester capable of predicting a discharge voltage/discharge current of a battery
Inventors: James K. Klang, Gregory P. Fang

7,106,070
Broadband low-conductance cables for making kelvin connections to electrochemical cells and batteries
Inventors: Kevin I. Bertness, Keith S. Champlin

7,154,276
Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a vehicle electrical system
Inventor: Kevin I. Bertness

 

Midtronics ISO 9001 Certification

Qualitätsmanagement und fortlaufende Verbesserungen

Unser Anspruch ist es, Ihnen innovative, kosteneffiziente und zuverlässige Produkte und Dienstleistungen termingerecht zu liefern, die Ihre Erwartungen erfüllen oder sogar übertreffen.

Das Qualitätsmanagementsystem von Midtronics dient der kontinuierlichen Verbesserungen unserer Prozesse, um unseren Kunden Produkte und Dienstleistungen in höchster Qualität anbieten zu können. Wir haben 1997 mit der Formalisierung dieser Prozesse zur Erfüllung der ISO-9001:1994-Norm begonnen, und erhielten unser erstes Qualitätszertifikat für diese Norm durch DNV Certification. 1999 wurden wir darüber hinaus nach QS-9000:1998 zertifiziert.

Our current quality management system is based on ISO-9001:2008 (US) and ISO-9001:2015 (EU), and our team utilizes aspects of TQM, Cost of Quality, Lean, and other quality management tools to advance continuous improvement.

Midtronics US ISO 9001:2008 Certificate
Midtronics EU ISO 9001:2015 Certificate