By Battery Power Online Staff
July 20, 2021 | Voltaplex Energy has launched Voltx.ai Alpha, a free, cloud-based battery design software that uses AI to enable engineering teams to rapidly prototype new lithium-ion battery pack designs.
Voltaplex Energy believes Voltx.ai will become a world standard battery design tool because it is faster than human engineers by orders of magnitude at creating and comparing battery pack designs allowing rapid insight and prototyping. Voltx.ai generates and compares thousands of manufacture-ready battery designs per second using a database of real part specifications like cells, holders, wire and so on.
“Automating pack design is a key milestone in the company’s quest to automate battery manufacturing from concept to production. AI gives us superhuman abilities to quickly find optimal pack designs out of a search space that no engineering team would ever have the time to create,” said Voltaplex founder and CEO Anton Doos. “Furthermore, some major bottle-necks to automating production lines are solved in an automated design phase. For example, once a pack is represented digitally then commands for an automated welding machine can be generated on-the-fly.”
The launch demonstrates the viability of design software as an automation tool for real-world use. The Voltx.ai software designs the battery packs with models of real parts and users receive a price quote from Voltaplex Energy for manufacture soon thereafter. The company says they see high accuracy between software output and human engineering team output.