From Monza to Nürburgring: a double confirmation for Podium Advanced Technologies

28 April 2022

Pont-Saint-Martin, 28 April 2022 – At the 53rd Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy and the 2022 TCR Italy Touring Car Championship.
At the circuit of Monza there has been the kick off of the 2022 TCR Italy Touring Car Championship, with four Cupra Leon Competición cars run by Scuderia del Girasole, driven by the reigning champion Salvatore Tavano and Federico Paolino, Nicola Guida, Raffaele Guerrieri.

For the fourth season in a row, Podium Advanced Technologies is part of the team – who won the last three Italian championships – supplying racing engineers to the Scuderia.
The car driven by Salvatore Tavano has won Race 2 on Sunday. On a dry track the car has been able to express its unrivalled potential after few minutes, marking the definitive overtaking with two laps only to go. Tavano has also scored the fastest lap overall with 1’58.519.
The day before, on Race 1, the car had encountered some difficulties with its dry setup as soon as it has begun to drizzle on the circuit, minutes from the warm up. Despite this, it has been able to get a valuable fourth place.

Saturday has also seen the debut of the Glickenhaus 004C EVO 2022 at the 53rd Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy for the NLS Nürburgring Endurance Series.
This new version of the 004C, developed and built by Podium Advanced Technologies, has successfully confirmed the technical solutions adopted for the new season: perfectly balanced, the car has achieved the targets set, in line with the best competitors.

This year the level and intensity of competition in the championship have been raised, reinforced also by the increased number of participating official teams.
In a field of more than 140 cars the Glickenhaus 004C EVO 2022, driven by Thomas Mutsch, Franck Mailleux, Felipe Laser Fernández, has finished the race in 14th place: an excellent result in terms of reliability that has been warmly welcomed by the racing team of Podium Advanced Technologies.

However, there is still room for improvement and the team is working very hard in preparation of the next appointments at the Nürburgring for the ADAC Qualifying Race and for the famous 24 Hours at the end of May.

Assembly process

Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations able to handle module up to 1200 mm length
- Different cooling strategies can be handled within this station
- Similar capacity cells can be sorted and included in a module
- Fast and tack-free led lamp curing
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations can handle different cell dimensions and different thermal extraction strategies
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
Bus Bar Laser Welding
- Cutting edge laser beam technology that guarantees robust joints for several type of busbar connections
- Possibility to weld challenging reflective materials such as CU, Al and dissimiral combination of materials
- Internal development of welding parameters
- Extensive quality control such as weld penetration in process monitoring and resistivity checks
- Stations can handle module up to 1200 mm length and 600 mm width
Bus Bar Laser Welding
Ultrasonic wire bonding
- Fully automatic station
- Wire bonding with the highest axis accuracy
- Continuous real time monitoring of wire condition and process
- Integrated quality control
Ultrasonic wire bonding
Pack assembly stations
- Stations equipped with manual assistors and process dedicated tools to allow assembly teams to work in perfect ergonomic and safe conditions
- Stations equipped with torque monitored tools
- Control tracking system to verify process completion and quality monitoring
- Junction box assembly and quality control
- Controlled sealing application completed after functional test
Pack assembly stations
EOL Testing
- Battery module and pack functional tests
- BMS firmware and software flashing
- Pack cooling system integrity test
EOL Testing

Main features

  • Safety: BMS Design compliant for ISO 26262
  • Scalable slave-master architecture, handles systems
    up to 1.000 V
  • Cell dissipative balancing


  • Real time monitoring cells & components voltage
    and temperatures
  • Advanced algorithms for SOC/SOH estimation
  • Advanced SOP estimation with realtime cell
    thermoelectrical models
  • Electromechanical components feedback monitoring
    and degradation estimation (fuses, contactors)
  • Control and monitoring of the thermal management system
  • Sensing of current, water leak, internal humidity, etc
  • Ground fault monitoring of grounded or ungrounded systems

Services related to BMS

  • Testing and modelling of battery cells
    and systems
  • Experimental characterization of cells
    for accurate state estimation algorithms
    (e.g., SOC, SOE, SOH, SOP)
  • BMS hardware and software development
    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
    battery systems
  • Consulting in the field of battery systems

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