Wherever in the world you produce your batteries, Festo is there, providing suitable expertise, the right products and excellent service. We have proven ourselves many times over in a multitude of projects for leading battery manufacturers. As a single source supplier for all tasks, we offer a complete range of copper-free, zinc-free and dry-room-compatible components for battery manufacturing.
Speed and precision for your battery manufacturing
From cells and module production to inserting the battery systems, Festo has high-speed, ready-to-install and tested handling systems for the entire battery manufacturing process.
Appropriate products for battery manufacturing
Servo press kit YJKP
The pre-assembled system kit comprising software, controller and hardware for electrical press-fitting and joining up to 17 kN. The pre-installed software is ready for use straightaway and intuitive to parameterise.
Planar surface gantry EXCH
Maximum dynamic response. The Cartesian high-speed handling unit EXCH can move freely around the entire rectangular working space. Its two fixed motors make it extremely dynamic and provide great acceleration; its moving dead weight is minimal, just like its power consumption.
Solenoid valve VUVG, plug-in
This universal valve has been newly designed on the inside and now offers an outstanding combination of high flow rates and a compact design. The entire VUVG range, as an individual valve or a valve terminal, is designed to cater precisely for all your requirements.
Compact cylinders DPDM
Compact as it’s shorter and lighter and can be screwed on in a variety of ways. With fixed cushioning, a non-rotating or through piston rod, single or double-acting: exactly as you need it.
Battery manufacturing in the future
Innovative automation technology for e-mobility
Electric vehicles are setting a trend. However, their success depends on high-performance and cost-effective batteries. In the UK, the pilot project AMPLiFII at WMG is laying the foundations for a new generation of traction batteries. The project includes innovative automation technology from Horizon Instruments with a Festo pick & place solution.
Electromobility and automation manufacturers have confidence in us
Festo began supplying the global growth market that is electromobility with customised solutions in 2012. Today, Festo advises and supplies major global players like Tesla and Lucid Motors. The key components in Festo's success are its broad product range including copper-free products, its services and engineering tools as well as worldwide teams with specialist know-how and solution competence, providing customers with expert advice in project planning and conceptualisation.
“As suppliers to Tesla and Lucid Motors, we are supplying the two most promising electromobility companies in Silicon Valley. We support our customers and integrators from conceptualisation to commissioning, as well as with service and support."
FAQ on being free of copper
Technical cleanliness is decisive for success when working with electrode materials. Even the smallest amounts of copper can result in an undesirable reaction in the battery and lead to short-circuits.
- What does “free of copper” mean at Festo?
- Which products are free of copper?
- Which products are available from stock?
- When do I need copper-free products?
- Do the products survive the dry room?
When do I need copper-free products?
There aren’t any binding industrial standards you need to comply with. Nor does the VDMA roadmap include any relevant information up to now.
Copper-free solutions are a question of quality assurance. Even minimal contamination with abraded copper can cause problems when producing lithium-ion batteries. The copper particles react with the aluminium electrodes, which impairs performance and results in the formation of crystals. Crystals and other electrically conductive particles that are larger than 5 to 10 µm can perforate the separator foil and cause short circuits.
If you're uncertain whether your application requires copper-free components, our application experts will be happy to provide you with quick and reliable advice and assistance.
Expertise to download
For the promising future market of electric vehicles, battery production is the critical factor. Be part of the move to unlock the full potential – with automation technology from Festo.
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Solutions for battery manufacturing (PDF)