Institute of Assembly Technology and Robotics Research Publications
Positionierende Maschine (Positioning machine e.g. handling robot for transporting objects e.g. airplane components, has moving units that are mechanically coupled with end effector in four degrees of freedom)

Process and performance optimization by selective assembly of battery electrodes

Categories Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Year 2014
Authors Schmitt, J.; Raatz, A.; Dietrich, F. Dröder, K.; Hesselbach, J.
Published in CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Elsevier B.V., 2014, Vol. 63 (1), pp. 9-12

The increasing demand for electric vehicles and thus lithium-ion batteries results in a multitude of challenges in production technology. The reproducibility and performance of large scale batteries for automotive applications are very high. At the same time the production processes are complex and involve many uncertainties. Two essential process steps are the electrode coating and electrode package assembly. The mass loading of anodes and cathodes are determined by the coating process, where deviations can be caused by different reasons. The selective assembly of the electrodes is a reasonable way to balance the production variances. The contribution shows extended algorithms and their benefits and drawbacks of matching electrodes in order to improve the subsequent electrode packaging process. Here, the aim is to reach higher cell capacities and optimized performance values by “optimally” balanced electrodes regarding the mass loading ratio, which is also related to the specific material capacity.

ISBN 0007-8506
DOI 10.1016/j.cirp.2014.03.018