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Comau UK gives battery manufacturing line | Automotive Trade Information
Comau has been chosen by the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to develop and deploy a semi-automated module and pack meeting line for the publicly-funded ‘open-access’ manufacturing growth facility.
UKBIC is a part of the UK’s Faraday Battery Problem programme, designed to quick monitor the event of cost-effective, high-performance, sturdy, secure and recyclable merchandise.
The Comau-developed Module and Pack meeting line is the primary of UKBIC’s battery manufacturing gear to have been put in, commissioned and obtainable for its clients to make use of.
One of many components of the undertaking was the requirement for flexibility, which is able to enable a variety of Modules & Packs to be manufactured at a single premise.
Working in collaboration with engineers from UKBIC, Comau offered know-how and know-how to handle the battery Module & Pack manufacturing course of, from cylindrical cell preparation and pouch cell stacking to the battery pack meeting. The undertaking leverages the corporate’s 45-plus years of expertise in automation and digitalisation applied sciences.
To fulfill the demand for UK-produced batteries, which is anticipated to achieve a complete of 440 gigawatt-hours per yr by 2040 (Supply: McKinsey, June, 2019), the 18,500 m2 UKBIC facility with its new Module and Pack manufacturing line, will enable British corporations to find out whether or not their prototype know-how might be manufactured on the required quantity, velocity, efficiency and value to be commercially profitable.
The power is situated in Coventry, England, round 30 miles South East of Birmingham and 20 miles from Comau’s UK amenities in Rugby. Comau’s meeting line helps a variety of sizes and particular product variances and has scalability to deal with larger manufacturing volumes when required.
By integrating its know-how, akin to robotic meeting modules, good cameras and thermal imaging, choose and place grippers and Finish-of-Line leak check applied sciences, the answer will assist guarantee the security and reliability of the manufactured batteries.
As well as, Comau may help validate battery-related know-how and design parameters.
“We’re honoured to be on the forefront of know-how growth efforts that can develop the UK electrification market by bridging the hole between fundamental analysis and product growth,” mentioned Comau Automation Methods and Electro-Mobility Enterprise phase chief, Andrew Lloyd.
“Being chosen as the principle know-how associate by UKBIC for its Module and Pack meeting line is a direct results of our confirmed means to assist our clients in each step of the electrification course of.”
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