MIDTRONICS Advancing Battery Management

Welkom bij Midtronics

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:

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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.

 

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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.

Geschiedenis van innovaties in accu-onderhoud bij Midtronics:

1984
Midtronics werd opgericht door Steve McShane
1986
Introduced PowerSensor line of conductance testers for SLI batteries
1989
Introductie van eerste accutester ontworpen voor stationaire accu's
1990
Established Midtronics b.v. European headquarters in The Netherlands
1992
PowerSensor OC612A – first conductance tester able to test discharged batteries before charging
1994
Eerste essentiële hulpmiddel voor OEM's – Ford USA PowerSensor Plus
1996
PowerSensor Plus – the first conductance tester with automatic state of charge compensation for testing discharged batteries
1996
Micro390 – essentieel instrument besteld door Ford Europe – uitvinding van de garantietestcode
1996
Micro400 – eerste digitale conductancetester voor accu's
1998
Introductie van MicroCelltron tester voor stationaire accu's in samenwerking met British Telecom - eerste product voor kantoorapparatuur vereist om accu's te testen in het volledige netwerk van BT
1998
Micro500 – eerste draagbare tester voor accu's en elektrische systemen, inclusief elektrisch testen zonder ampères
1999
PowerLogic - eerste diagnoselader voor aftermarket gebruik in de kleinhandel, in samenwerking met Johnson Controls, Inc.
2001
GR-1 – eerste platform voor diagnoselader voor servicetoepassingen in garages
2002
FGuard accu gecreëerd in samenwerking met Furukawa accu's in Japan - eerste ingebouwde conductancetester voor autoaccu's
2002
ED-18 "Early Detection" tester gelanceerd in samenwerking met Interstate Battery Systems of America – eerste instrument voor preventief accu-onderhoud
2003
Midtronics Celltron geavanceerde tester voorgesteld, die snel en eenvoudig een doeltreffende analyse maakt van grote accu's in de telecomsector
2003
Established Midtronics China, with headquarters in Shenzhen
2004
Verbeterde conductancetechnologie ontwikkeld en gelanceerd in de Celltron Ultra, de eerste accutester die goed bestand is tegen ruis voor het testen van UPS-toepassingen
2005
EXP-1000 uitbreidbaar elektrisch diagnoseplatform – innovaties omvatten dynamische conductancetechnologie met diep scannen, DSP-diagnose voor dynamo's en conductancetechnologie voor kabels
2006
GR8 accu en elektrisch diagnosestation – eerst gecreëerd in samenwerking met Toyota USA; Nu een essentieel instrument voor service bij nagenoeg elke Noord-Amerikaanse autodealer
2007
Entered the automated remote monitoring market with the first in its class CellGuard wireless battery monitoring system
2008
Het Celltraq systeem voor accu-onderhoud voor bedrijven wordt het eerste geïntegreerde / draagbare testinstrument voor gegevensbeheer voor toepassingen met veel accu's
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
HYB tester voor hybride accusysteem - Eerste accutester voor hybride voertuigen
2010
ED-18V3 gelanceerd in samenwerking met Interstate Battery System of America; Eerste gebruik van cellulaire communicatietechnologie in een draagbare tester voor accu's en elektrische systemen
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
GRX-5000 EV diagnosestation voor accumodule – Eerste essentiële instrument voor OEM's van elektrische voertuigen, waardoor kosteneffectieve service op moduleniveau voor de accupacks van de Nissan Leaf mogelijk wordt
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 Service-instrument voor accu's in Hybride/EV – Eerste instrument voor hybride/EV-voertuigaccu's onder hoogspanning, voor onderhoud en
energievrij maken voor diverse hybride en elektrische voertuigen
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
 

Innovatieve technologieën

Midtronics steunt op innovatie en technische expertise. Het bedrijf heeft meer dan 30 jaar ervaring met een uitgebreide portfolio van patenten en andere intellectuele eigendom, wat de kern vormt van nieuwe producten en technologieën voor doeltreffend accu-onderhoud. Bovendien is het technisch personeel van Midtronics voortdurend op zoek naar oplossingen om de technologie om accu's te testen en te laden te verbeteren. Deze niet-aflatende creativiteit en inzet om onze basistechnologie te creëren en te verbeteren zal ons helpen onze leiderspositie op het gebied van accu's testen te behouden. Hieronder vindt u een lijst met onze patenten in de V.S. Vele van deze patenten maken ook deel uit van wereldwijde patenten en patentaanvragen.

3,873,911
Testapparaat elektronische accu
Uitvinder: Keith S. Champlin

3,909,708
Testapparaat elektronische accu
Uitvinder: 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
Testapparaat elektronische accu
Uitvinder: Keith S. Champlin

4,825,170
Testapparaat elektronische accu met automatische voltageschaling
Uitvinder: Keith S. Champlin

4,881,038
Testapparaat elektronische accu met automatische voltageschaling voor het bepalen van de dynamische geleiding
Uitvinder: Keith S. Champlin

4,912,416
Testapparaat elektronische accu met compensatie van de laadstatus
Uitvinder: Keith S. Champlin

5,140,269
Elektronische tester voor het beoordelen van het vermogen van de accu /cel
Uitvinder: Keith S. Champlin

5,343,380
Methode en apparatuur voor het onderdrukken van tijdvariërende signalen in ladende of ontladende accu's
Uitvinder: Keith S. Champlin

5,469,043
Methode voor een optimale lading van loodzuuraccu's en een interactieve lader
Uitvinders: Jing-Yih Cherng, James K. Klang

5,572,136
Testapparaat elektronische accu
Uitvinder: 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

Kwaliteitsbeheer. Voortdurende verbetering.

Midtronics zet zich in om onze klanten innovatieve, kosteneffectieve en betrouwbare producten en services te bieden die voldoen aan de vereisten of deze zelfs overtreffen en op tijd worden geleverd.

Het kwaliteitsbeheersysteem van Midtronics is bedoeld om onze processen voortdurend te verbeteren, om producten en services te bieden die onze klanten beschouwen als de beste kwaliteit in onze branche. In 1997 zijn we begonnen met deze processen te formaliseren met de norm ISO 9001:1994 en hebben we ons eerste kwaliteitscertificaat voor deze norm ontvangen van DNV Certification. In 1999 hebben we daar QS 9000:1998 aan toegevoegd.

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