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Battery manufacturing automation

Our battery of expertise for reliable battery production

The electric vehicle revolution is driving significant growth in the battery manufacturing industry in Europe – a new market for Europe, but not for SMC. As a leading supplier of industrial automation components, we have more than 20 years of experience in the battery industry with deep cooperation with manufacturers who currently lead the market globally.

SMC’s expertise meets the needs of European Battery Manufacturers

While Europe boasts strong automotive expertise, knowledge specific to battery production processes remains a gap. Building top-notch batteries requires a meticulous environment. Anode and cathode production, along with cell assembly, demand stringent control. During the battery manufacturing process, if certain metal particles enter a battery cell, they can cause a short circuit or a chemical reaction within the cell, which can lead to battery quality and safety issues.

That’s where SMC steps in: Our 25A product series is specifically designed for battery production. It’s copper-free, zinc-free, and uses a specially developed grease that thrives in ultra-low dew points as low as -80°C. But that’s not all. SMC offers a comprehensive range of solutions for every stage of your battery production process, including:

  • Corrosion-resistant products to shield your equipment from harsh chemicals
  • Explosion-proof solutions for maximum safety
  • Static-reduction products to minimize the risk of discharge
  • Temperature control for laser applications for precise and reliable operation.

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Saeyeong Jeong ǀ European Battery Industry Manager, SMC CEE

“SMC has, for years, been supplying components to leading global battery manufacturers, located mainly in Asia and that are expanding worldwide. The expertise and know-how we have acquired during this time is our main strength to help our customers face the new challenges of the industry.”

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Restriction of materials

To ensure the quality and safety of the batteries, it is necessary to restrict the use of some unnecessary materials such as copper, zinc, nickel, electrolytic nickel plating with a copper layer or zinc plating during the electrode and assembly production process, before the battery cell is sealed. Make the most from reduced lead times and put products to work at the earliest opportunity thanks to the European production and stock of various 25A series.

Dry room - low dew point

Battery production is carried out in a dry-room environment with a pressure dew point of -50 °C or even lower, as humidity is one of the main threats to the battery production process. Make the most from reduced lead times and put products to work at the earliest opportunity thanks to the European production and stock of various 25A series.

Explosion proof

The process of filling a battery cell with a highly corrosive electrolyte has a high risk of fire/explosion due to the characteristics of the electrolyte, which has a very low ignition point. As battery manufacturing processes will be held in a potentially explosive atmosphere, according to the ATEX Directive, it is necessary to use certified explosion-proof equipment to prevent the generation of ignition sources.

Corrosion resistance

During the electrolyte filling in the cell assembly process, corrosion of the pneumatic products may occur due to the nature of the electrolyte. SMC supplies products with excellent resistance to corrosion and chemicals as required by the battery manufacturing environment.

Reduced static discharge

Static electricity is an invisible enemy that can create serious problems in the battery manufacturing process. In an environment with a high static charge, the chances of explosions and fires increase significantly due to this unseen phenomenon. Therefore, use SMC’s wide range of ionizers for measuring, removing and controlling static electricity and guarantee final product quality.

Temperature control in laser applications

The use of thermo-chillers makes it possible to maintain the temperature of the heat generating devices, lasers in this case, within strict limits. This proper temperature control increases the productivity, maximises the machine performance, and improves the quality, reliability and service life of the equipment.