Manufacturing Solutions for Battery Production
In principle, two technologies can be distinguished: lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries, which are used as starter, traction and stationary batteries. The production is divided into three main processes, these are the production of electrodes/cells, the assembly of the battery and the charging and testing of the finished battery. For each step several industrial machines are needed to obtain a battery at the end of the manufacturing process.
BM-Rosendahl develops and produces customized manufacturing solutions in the field of assembly of both technologies. The portfolio includes equipment for the processing of lead electrodes (sleeving, stacking, cast on strap and the assembly to automotive, motorcycle, industrial batteries) and the assembly of lithium-ion modules and battery packs (stacking and compressing, gluing, laser welding, screwing, etc.).
Support via OPC UA
Rosendahl Nextrom has also made a trend-setting decision in favor of the OPC UA communication standard with the objective of problem-free connection of the products to higher-level master computers, machines, customer and cloud systems among other standards.
"OPC UA has now become one of the Industry 4.0 standards," explains Benedikt Wagner, Head of Commissioning and Programming. "Thanks to this solution, we can guarantee high security standards through integrated certificates and user management. On the other hand, the free standard can be adapted dynamically, which perfectly supports our customized approach."