Von Roll Insti­tu­te for High-Vol­ta­ge Insu­la­ti­on opens new test labo­ra­to­ry for electric mobility

Brei­ten­bach, July 24, 2018 — Von Roll Hol­ding AG has announ­ced the ope­ning this week of a new eDri­ve test labo­ra­to­ry at the Von Roll Insti­tu­te in Brei­ten­bach. The new labo­ra­to­ry focu­ses exclu­si­ve­ly on tes­ting electri­cal insu­la­ting mate­ri­als used in electric vehi­cle engines.

Chris­toph Herold, Direc­tor and Head of the Von Roll Insti­tu­te says: “Pro­jects in con­nec­tion with elec­tro­mo­bi­li­ty are in gre­at demand. The dri­ves are incre­a­singly moving towards high vol­ta­ge with 800 volts and hig­her. We sup­port manu­fac­tu­rers of electric vehi­cles world­wi­de in app­ly­ing high-vol­ta­ge stan­dards to lea­ding tech­no­lo­gy pro­ducts. With our many years of expe­ri­ence and our high­ly spe­ci­fic mea­su­ring methods, we help to impro­ve the lon­ge­vi­ty and effi­ci­en­cy of electric motors. Near­ly all the worl­d’s lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rers of electric vehi­cles rely on the ana­ly­ses and test results of the Von Roll Institute.”

Von Roll has been deve­lo­ping inno­va­ti­ve pro­ducts for the auto­mo­ti­ve mar­ket sin­ce the ear­ly days of elec­tro­mo­bi­li­ty. Among other things, the new eDri­ve labo­ra­to­ry tests electric dri­ves dri­ven by power elec­tro­nic com­pon­ents. The­se con­ver­ters con­trol the speed of the motor and thus con­vert the pres­su­re on the acce­le­ra­tor pedal into electri­cal pul­ses. The insu­la­ti­on mate­ri­al is thus expo­sed to signi­fi­cant­ly hig­her vol­ta­ges, tem­pe­ra­tures and fre­quen­ci­es. The sys­tems for high-fre­quen­cy high-vol­ta­ge loads, which were spe­cial­ly deve­lo­ped for the new test labo­ra­to­ry, are among the most modern tes­ting tech­no­lo­gies worldwide.

More infor­ma­ti­on can be found at https://www.vonroll.institute/en.


About Von Roll Hol­ding AG: As a Swiss indus­tri­al com­pa­ny, Von Roll Hol­ding AG focu­ses on pro­ducts and sys­tems for power genera­ti­on, trans­mis­si­on, sto­rage and dis­tri­bu­ti­on. Von Roll is a glo­bal mar­ket lea­der for electri­cal insu­la­ti­on pro­ducts, sys­tems and ser­vices and has a world­wi­de pre­sence in 15 sites with 1,450 employees.



Clau­dia Güntert
Head of Cor­po­ra­te Communications
& Inves­tor Relations
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