News

31. October 2019

Testing Intelligent Chargers with PLI Charger Starter Interface

Intelligent chargers often only start the charging process when they detect a suitable energy storage device at their output. With the optional Charger Starter Interface (CSI), the PLI series electronic load simulates a discharged accumulator by applying an appropriate voltage to the load input. The Charger Starter Interface can be…
30. October 2019

We Will Discontinue ZSAC Series Production

We discontinue production of electronic AC loads ZSAC series with effect from January 31, 2020. For existing customers we will keep the possibility after the official discontinuation to procure spare devices for existing systems. The duration of this service will depend on material and component availability. Please contact us in…
18. October 2019

Factory Lighting in LED

A contribution to environmental protection: We are currently converting the lighting of the entire company building in Konzell – from the administration to production to the stockroom – from fluorescent tubes to energy-saving LED tubes. The investment will already have amortized in about 2 years.
26. June 2019

PLI Models down to Zero Volt

For the PLI series – as already known from the ZS series through the zero volt option – there is now a selection of zero volt models available. The Zero Volt models extend the operating range of the electronic load almost to short circuit (10 mV). This makes these devices…
29. May 2019

Visitors from India

We had the pleasure of welcoming visitors from India to our company site in Konzell. The sales partnership with Techno-Comm has existed since 2012. Now a delegation of management, support and sales was our guest for two days to get detailed information about new H&H products and to refresh the…
22. May 2019

PMLA Multi-Channel Loads with Discharge Function

The PMLA series multi-channel loads have been enhanced with a comprehensive battery and accumulator testing function. Each channel can discharge a connected energy storage device in a controlled manner and provide the values for the absorbed charge and energy. With local operation, the user is guided through the menu so…
19. March 2019

PLA Model Range Extended

H&H has extended the model range of the “small” PLA load. Thanks to more efficient ventilation, some models can now continuously load the peak power that was previously only possible for a short time. These are the new models: PLA506, PLA1006, PLA1506, PLA512, PLA1012 and PLA1512. Go to PLA series
22. January 2019

PMLA Multi-Channel Load Now with Group Addressing

The PMLA multi-channel load series has been enhanced with a group addressing function that makes many channels more convenient to operate and manage. In digital remote operation, several channels can be combined to channel groups. By addressing a channel group, all channels in the group can execute setting commands simultaneously,…
23. November 2018

electronica 2018 with New ACL Three-Phase Load

At electronica 2018, H&H presented the new ACL three-phase loads, which operate in both DC and AC mode. The ACL load is designed for 3-phase networks. On the one hand, this eliminates the need for extensive cabling of 3 individual devices, and on the other hand, considerable cost savings are…
24. July 2018

Redesign of PLI Series Loads

With production series B, the PLI series has received both a facelift and many functional improvements. The front panel color has changed to a modern light grey. The menu navigation of the graphical user interface has been revised. Functional improvements can be mentioned, for example: – improved MPP tracking (option…
12. July 2018

MPP Tracking at PLA Loads

The “small” PLA loads now also have Maximum Power Point Tracking capability, even as standard. An extensive Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) function for testing photovoltaic panels can be activated. In variable sweep periods, the V/I characteristic of the panel is measured and stored. The sweep direction is selectable. The…
18. June 2018

H&H supports WARR Hyperloop

H&H visitor delegation with WARR project manager Martin Riedel (2nd from right) and Pod III As sponsor of the research project Hyperloop of the TU Munich, H&H was invited to the ceremonial unveiling of the new transportation pod (Pod III). Already in 2013 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk presented his idea…
4. May 2018

Apprentice Honored

Our Tobias Schnitzbauer passed his apprenticeship as an electronics technician for devices and systems with flying colors and was honored for this with other best examiners from the IHK committee district Straubing and Straubing-Bogen at a ceremony. In the presence of several guests of honor, Jürgen Wallstabe, Vice President of…
26. March 2018

H&H supports hofer powertrain

To perform a measurement on a battery module, we had a visit from a technical delegation from hofer powertrain. In the test, the DUT was first warmed up to a defined temperature by means of the heating device brought along and then cooled down by means of the liquid cooling…
3. November 2017

Kaiserslautern Racing Team successful with PLI6412

Rollout with (from left) Laura Hackl (H&H), Björn Ringeisen (KaRaT), Daniel Höcherl (H&H) H&H supports the Kaiserslautern Racing Team (KaRaT) in the development of its own drive components for electrically powered racing cars. An electronic load of the PLI6412 type was used to test the technical data of various components, such…

ERI LabVIEW Driver and Software Tool available

The software tool to control ERI series loads is available for download. Find the link at Downloads -> Software/Drivers -> ERI Series.
23. October 2017

2 free calibrations

H&H calibrates your new device free of charge upon delivery and a second time within 2 years! With the calibration interval of 2 years recommended by H&H, the customer receives a device calibrated for a period of 4 years – which means considerable cost savings. Click here for more info
9. October 2017

H&H supports TU Darmstadt Racing Team

H&H supports the TU Darmstadt Racing Team (DART Racing) in the development of their own LiPo and LiFePO4 batteries. Since 2006 DART Racing has participated in the international construction competition “Formula Student” and gained numerous awards. DART Racing has participated in the international construction competition “Formula Student” since 2006 and…
28. August 2017

PLI Models with High Voltages or High Currents

The PLI series’ power palette is enhanced by models with high voltages up to 1,200 V (model name extension HV) and models with high currents (model name extension EC). Go to Type overview
19. July 2017

PMLA Tool available

The software tool to control PMLA series loads is available for download. Find the link at Downloads -> Software/Drivers -> PMLA Series.
23. June 2017

Digital Master-Slave operation at PLA loads

To increase the power or current capability up to 5 Electronic Loads of equal type can be operated in parallel in Master-Slave mode as one system. The Master unit controls the total input current of the system. This unit also shows the system’s total measurement values at its display and…

PLA Tool available

The software tool to control PLA series loads is available for download. Find the link at Downloads -> Software/Drivers -> PLA Series.
19. May 2017

QM system recertified according to ISO 9001:2015

H&H successfully completed the recertification procedure of the QM system according to the new standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. The link to download the certificate is here.
10. May 2017

New watchdog function at PLI series loads

The firmware of PLI series has been enhanced by a watchdog function. The watchdog function is an activatable communication supervisor to protect the unit under test. If due to disrupted data transfer the watchdog reset command is missing after a certain time the load input is switched off. Please contact…
24. February 2017

PLA series loads with more power

H&H enhanced the “little” PLA load’s power palette with 800 W and 1200 W models. The more powerful models have dimensions of 19″ and 2 HU. As the 200 W and 400 W models, they are available in the voltage classes 60 V, 120 V, 300 V and 800 V.…
18. January 2017

New Functions at PLA Series Loads

Watchdog function: activatable communication supervisor to protect the unit under test. If due to disrupted data transfer the watchdog reset command is missing after a certain time the load input is switched off. Characteristic function: Sequence of voltage values is mapped to a sequence of current values, linearly interpolated. Please contact…
8. November 2016

electronica 2016

Energy recycling load ERI and new multi-channel load PMLA are introduced at electronica.
30. August 2016

30 Years H&H

This year, the company Höcherl & Hackl looks back on a highly successful 30-year development. Founded by Helmut Höcherl and Johann Hackl in August 1986, the partners started developing Electronic Loads in a niche market, evolving to become one of the market leaders. Under the label “Made in Germany” we…
2. August 2016

PLI new functions

Energy Storage Test Internal Resistance Measurement Trigger System Download AN12_01 AN_11_de_02
11. February 2016

From apprentice to skilled workers

Mr. Jonas Vogl starts his work as a skilled worker in February.  
10. December 2015

Reinforcement for our shipping department

Mr. Tobias Wanisch starts his work in our shipping  team in September. H&H is looking forward to a good long-term partnership.
17. September 2015

New employee at H&H

Mr. Marco Höcherl starts his work in our  team in September. H&H is looking forward to a good long-term partnership.

A new trainee at H&H

This year a new trainee starts his education at H&H. Mr Lukas Kuffner starts his apprenticeship as electronic technician in september.
20. April 2015

Introduction RMA-Repair

n order to be able to offer you the best possible service we provide you an online-based RMA system which offers you a more comfortable and quickest possible repair procedure. Please consider the following items to avoid delays and transport damages of the repairs: Place the RMA number clearly visible…
19. February 2015

Introductory price for PLI 3200W devices

Zur Übersicht der verschiedenen Gerätetypen
20. January 2015

Additional mode “CP” at series PLI

In constant power mode the electronic load controls the set power by software. The current depending on the measured input voltage is calculated and set by a PI controller. The control parameters are nonvolatilely saved in the electronic load and may be varied. Required firmware revisions: AI 2.07, DI 2.07,…
10. November 2014

Open house

Many interested people followed H&H’s invitation to visit our production halls.
6. November 2014

PLI New Functions

Option Activation MPP Tracking Changes of the List Function Transfer of the Measurement Data to a USB Flash Drive Download 141101_PLI_News_01
17. October 2014

PLI tool is available in the download area as of now

This tool is a remote control software for electronic loads of PLI series from Hoecherl & Hackl. The communication with the electronic load can be established via RS-232, USB(VCP), GPIB or Ethernet.
1. October 2014

Move into our new production hall

 Four weeks earlier than planned, we have moved into our enhanced production hall.
1. September 2014

Reinforcement for our development team

Mr. Michael Laumer starts his work in our development team in September. H&H is looking forward to a good long-term partnership.

Two new trainees by H&H

This year two new trainees start their apprenticeship at H&H. Ms Natalie Wittmann starts her apprenticeship as office clerk and Mr Tobias Schnitzbauer starts his apprenticeship as electronic technician in september.
29. April 2014

Certification DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

The second consecutive audit (ISO 9001:2008) was carried out at H&H on 29.04.2014. The certifying company validates H&H a good quality and management system.
1. April 2014

ground-breaking ceremony

In April was the ground breaking ceremony for our new production hall. Until autumn it should be ready to move in. With this new production hall our production area will enhance to 1200 sqm.