R&D

research & development

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Okaya Power Pvt. Ltd. has a well established Research & Development unit at New Delhi. It is backed by the strength of highly focused Research& Development group to achieve world best standards in its products.

The team consists of mechanical, chemical and electrical engineers, chemists. product, component and tool designers, and data analysts. Research & Development team works in synergy with production and quality teams, sales & marketing and Service teams, besides regularly consulting professionals at FITT, IIT Delhi and experts from the field. The Research & Development team is not only engaged in developing new products as per the changing needs and demands of customers but regularly assume quality initiatives to improve the quality of existing products in terms of aesthetics, performance, ease of use and life cycle.

Research & Development labs are equipped with latest sophisticated equipment procured from abroad, which are run by highly qualified and experienced team of professionals.

Some of the battery testing equipment available include:

  • Bitrode Life Cycle Tester
  • Xinkehua Microprocessor controlled Multifunctional Test Machine
  • High Rate Discharge Tester
  • Battery Back up Tester
  • Internal Resistance tester
  • Electrical Resistance Tester
  • Deep Freezer
  • Humidity chambers

Following tests are conducted on batteries as per Indian Standard Specifications (IS) or Japanese International Standard (JIS) or Lab developed Test procedures.

Inverter batteries:

  • Capacity@C10/ C20
  • Loss of capacity on storage
  • Ah/Wh efficiency
  • Back up at 400W bulb load (on Inverter)
  • Back up at 33.3A (on MMTM )
  • Life cycle test

SMF batteries:

  • Capacity@C10/ C20
  • High Rate Discharge
  • Gas recombination test
  • Vent valve operation
  • Max. permissible current
  • Resistance to vibration
  • Resistance to shock
  • Charge acceptance after deep discharge
  • Endurance test
  • Charge retention
  • Ah/Wh efficiency

Auto batteries:

  • C5 test
  • Cold Cranking Ampere test
  • High Rate Discharge test
  • Charge acceptance
  • Vibration resistance
  • Water consumption
  • Electrolyte retention
  • Strength of terminals
  • Robustness to fastening

Equipment available for Raw material testing:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Scott volumeter
  • Penetrometer
  • Permeability tester
  • Vent valve opening/ closing pressure tester
  • Electrical resistance tester
  • UV –Vis spectrophotometer
  • Tensile strength testing machine
  • Izod Impact tester
  • Melt Flow Index tester
  • pH meter
  • Conductivity meter
  • Turbidity meter
  • Hot air oven
  • Compact muffle furnace

Following tests are conducted in R&D labs as well as during IQC /IPQC at plants:

1. Lead: Alloy composition, purity of lead
2. Grey oxide: Free lead, PbO2 content, Apparent Density, water absorption, acid absorption, sieve test
3. Red oxide: Apparent Density, PbO2 content, Sieve test
4. Sulfuric acid: Specific gravity, iron and chloride content
5. DM water: TDS, color, iron and chloride content
6. Barium sulfate: Apparent density, water soluble salts, pH, iron ad chloride content, moisture, sieve test
7. Carbon black: Ash content, pH, moisture, acetone absorption
8. Lignin: Solubility in water, pH, moisture, ash content
9. Fiber: Dispersion, Acid resistance, moisture
10. Epoxy resin: Density, viscosity, epoxy equivalent, amine value, gel time
11. Epoxy hardener: Density, viscosity, gel time
12. Silicone oil: Density, viscosity
13. MEK: density
14. Sodium sulfate: Moisture, loss on drying , substances insoluble in water, pH
15. AGM: Thickness, GSM, Wicking height, porosity, Max. pore size, Acid extractible, Free iron and chloride , Tensile strength
16. Safety valve: Acid resistance, opening / closing pressure
17. O-ring: Acid resistance
18. Rope handle: Handle strength, Acid resistance
19. Thermocol: Dimensions, density
20. Nut bolts: Acid resistance
21. Petroleum jelly: Solubility, odour, melting range, volatile matter
22. PE separator: Dimensions, back web thickness, Porosity, iron and chloride, electrical resistance
23. BOPP tape: Thickness, Adhesion test
24. CWLI: Acid resistance
25. Glass Mat: Dimensions, GSM, Acid resistance, Resin content
26. Gauntlet: Dimensions, Tensile strength, electrical resistance, porosity, weight loss in sulfuric acid
27. Flame arrestor: Dimensions, permeability
28. Plastic parts: Dimensions, acid resistance
29. Packing box: Dimensions, GSM, Moisture content, compression strength, burst strength

Research & Development team is not only involved in development of new products and testing but also conducts In-depth analysis of product failure modes during testing or from field.

Immediate Corrective and Preventive actions are taken and Effectiveness of CAPA is monitored.