Hioki talks battery design in Episode 3 of Farnell’s ‘The Innovation Experts’ podcast

15 September 2021

Hioki talks battery design in Episode 3 of Farnell’s ‘The Innovation Experts’ podcast
Hioki talks battery design in Episode 3 of Farnell’s ‘The Innovation Experts’ podcast

Electrical & electronic test & measurement instrument manufacturer, Hioki joins Farnell to discuss the design of innovative tools & equipment for battery design & testing in the third episode of The Innovation Experts podcast.

Electronic components distributor, Farnell, an Avnet Company, has released the third episode in its new podcast series, The Innovation Experts, featuring test manufacturer, Hioki. The podcast series investigates how test and measurement equipment supports innovation and new product development across a wide variety of real-world applications. Each episode in the series will provide valuable insights for buyers, engineers and other industry professionals wanting to stay up to date with the latest trends, challenges, products, tools and applications.

This brand-new podcast episode takes an exclusive look into how Hioki designs innovative tools and equipment for battery design. Kai Scharrmann, engineer & Business Development Manager at Hioki joins Farnell’s Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Technology Product Marketing & Solutions to discuss this cutting-edge technology and explain how it is used to measure the efficiency of electric cars and other critical applications. The Experts also address trends and challenges in battery technology and testing, along with insights on how Hioki’s other high-technology products enable innovation across a variety of industries.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test & Tools at Farnell said: “Our third podcast episode, featuring Hioki, will be of great interest to designers of clean energy systems such as electric vehicles (EVs), green energy storage and other battery powered systems. As Hioki’s exclusive high service distribution partner in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), we are delighted to bring their expert insights to our podcast listeners.

With new episodes released every few weeks, The Innovation Experts podcast will cover how test & measurement equipment enables innovation at tiny start-ups right through to large blue-chip organisations. All previous podcast episodes are available now on Farnell’s new Technical Resources Hub including:  

•    Episode 1: Test equipment drives hybrid working & remote learning – The debut episode of the series focuses on how Pico Technology’s PC-based oscilloscopes and RF testing products have enabled hybrid working and new ways of remote learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Purday, Business Development Manager from Pico Technology discusses the capabilities and impact of using low-cost PC-based scopes through to high-performance products for a range of innovative – and unexpected – applications, from tattoo removal to monitoring the temperature of penguin eggs.

•    Episode 2: Fast-tracking innovation: Emerging trends & techniques – As Tektronix and Keithley celebrate their 75th anniversary, the second episode of The Innovation Experts podcast provides a brief historical perspective about how both companies have helped drive innovation in some of the world’s leading industries. Brad Odhner, Technical Marketing Manager for Tektronix and Keithley talks about how test & measurement equipment is accelerating innovation by helping engineers overcome present and future challenges.

Hioki is a manufacturer of electrical measuring instruments supporting applications ranging from R&D to maintenance and service with four product groups: automatic test equipment; data recording equipment; electronic measuring instruments; and field measuring instruments. These products are used in an extensive range of industries and fields. Farnell is currently the only high-service distributor to stock Hioki’s products in EMEA. The sub-portfolio range available from Farnell includes electrical test products, such as resistance meters, battery testers, clamp meters and clamp multimeters.

Farnell offers a full range of market-leading test, tools and production supplies from stock to support electronic design and test, with no minimum order value and an educational discount programme. Customers have free access to online resources, data sheets, applications notes, videos and webinars with excellent customer and technical support available 24/5 in local language.

The Innovation Experts podcast is freely available from major podcast providers, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

This third podcast episode, featuring Hioki, is available now on Farnell’s new Technical Resources Hub at: https://uk.farnell.com/technical-resources

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