The Chroma 8000 ATS (Automated Test System) addresses the specialized effort involved in testing the power electronics not only during the development phase, but also the production phase.
Chroma’s versatile Automated Test Systems provide a full range hardware devices and software architecture for EV/PHEV related applications such as battery storage system, EVSE charger station, DC/DC converter unit and motor traction drivers. The power conversion areas of electric vehicles and charging stations are composed of several power electronic units. Chroma’s Automated Test Systems test the power electronics during the development phase as well as the production phase.
Software Platform of Chroma’s 8000 ATS
PowerPro III provides users with an open software architecture suited to a wide range of applications and devices. The test item editor is a powerful tool which is similar to C language, but much easier to use. It allows users to define test procedures, test condition variables, test result variables and temporary variables. The test program editor also provides a useful means to link several pre-defined test items for batch testing.
Chroma has the capability to provide a customized mobile service system, which is specifically designed to perform diagnosis, measurement and meter calibration for these charging stations.
In order to provide optimum vehicle operating condition, maintain serviceability and minimize the chance of a mechanics exposure to electric shock hazards, the Chroma 8000 provides unique, dynamic diagnostic capabilities. These include: vehicle battery unit testing, voltage/current parameter measurement reading, CAN bus interface, diagnostic reporting, etc. The test system provides diagnostic data through the internet directly to the vehicle manufacturer for data analysis.