The battery industry has become increasingly popular in recent years, given that its field of use has expanded from small electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs, to hybrid and electric vehicles, large-capacity energy storage devices, and robot industries such as drones.
The production of batteries brings customers big challenges, as ensuring high safety levels is a must, always being aware of the environmental issues. Furthermore, having the agility and speed the market is demanding is the way to ensure an optimum time-to market in such an exponentially growing industry.
Each part of the battery manufacturing process will vary depending not only on the battery manufacturer, but also on the environmental requirements that the different components will have to fulfil. Understanding and complying with the different conditions throughout the process is the key for achieving the reliability you seek, guaranteeing crucial aspects such as quality, safety and effectiveness.
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. Discover our wide range of compatible products for battery manufacturing – 25A Series.
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. Discover our wide range of compatible products for battery manufacturing – 25A Series.
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.
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.
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.
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.