Bosch Rexroth Details Technology Solutions for Battery Manufacturing in New Brochure
September 15, 2021
Bosch Rexroth’s new Factory Automation Battery Manufacturing brochure provides a detailed look at key challenges in every major battery manufacturing process and the advanced range of Rexroth solutions to meet those challenges.
Bosch Rexroth is a globally established provider of automation solutions for battery production in various formats and technologies. The brochure reviews critical throughput, process control, productivity and quality control challenges for the major battery manufacturing process steps.
Addressing these challenges, the brochure details a range of advanced, cross-technology Rexroth solutions for electrode production, cell production and battery module and pack assembly stations.
- Electrode production: Cross-technology solutions for web handling and coating processes include ctrlX AUTOMATION controls and drives, IndraDrive servo motors and EMC Electromechanical Cylinders for grinding, mixing, coating, drying and compressing battery materials and coating anodes and electrodes.
- Cell production: Whether cylindrical, pouch, prismatic or solid state, Rexroth high-speed cell transport systems built around the VarioFlow plus Conveyors and ActiveMover Transport System with linear drive technology enable solution-driven cell production with high process reliability and throughput.
- Module assembly: Today’s high-speed module assembly systems require fast and precise motion and rapid material transfer. Key Rexroth solutions for this process include the PRC7000 Resistance Welding System, Flexible Transport System, the Smart Function Kit for Handling and the Nexo wireless intelligent nutrunner.
- End-of-Line (EOL) testing: This process step needs to support high-volume vehicle manufacturing throughput combined with accurately testing complex vehicle battery packs. Rexroth EOL test systems combine advanced testing software with the latest-generation IndraDrive ML and fastPLC system ILC high-performance industrial inverter drives to provide safe, controlled and rapidly delivered DC power.
Complete details on these and other Rexroth systems for battery manufacturing, as well as key facts about Bosch Rexroth’s global manufacturing capabilities can be found here: https://dc-us.resource.bosch.com/media/us/industries_1/pdf_5/USCOR00212.pdf.
About Bosch Rexroth:
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,600 associates generated sales revenue of around 5.2 billion euros ($6.3 billion) in 2020.
To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 34,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2020. According to preliminary figures, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.1 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.bosch.us, www.bosch.ca and www.bosch.mx.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 394,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of $87.1 billion in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 126 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.
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