Test and process technology provider inTest has revealed that it has received nearly U$2m in orders from a major vehicle OEM for a range of Thermonics Chillers which have a cooling capacity up to 14kW at -40°C.
The Thermonics Chillers will be supplied by inTest’s Environmental Technologies Division to enable the OEM to test and develop high-powered traction inverters which manage the flow of energy from the battery pack to the motor in electric vehicles.
The chillers provide the necessary cooling for the development of inverter technologies and for test environments for production processes. The units are scheduled to be delivered to the vehicle manufacturer in the second half of 2023.
“This win is a demonstration of the breadth of innovative test and process technology solutions we are providing to the EV market and an initial win for our Environmental Technologies Division in this targeted space,” explained Nick Grant, president and CEO of inTest. “With this win, we now can add chillers as innovative solutions for the EV market, complementing our induction heating and battery testing solutions.”