Battery manufacturing

The automation of production lines for powerful lithium-ion batteries continues to be viewed as essential to the economical mass production of electric vehicles.

Festo offers flexible mechatronic solutions for numerous process steps in battery manufacture and contributes its automation expertise from other industries to the development of these new production technologies.

Manufacturing of the electrodes

Coating the electrodes

Your objective: applying a coating compound on the electrode without foreign matter in a vacuum

Our solution: valves for abrasive and aggressive media for control of media flows and gases

    VZQA pinch valve

Pinch valve VZQA

Free flowing media – negligible flow resistance, no blockages

  • Also for highly abrasive or viscous media
  • Faster, easier replacement of the sealing cartridge without any special tools

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    VZBA 3-way ball valve

3-way ball valve VZBA

For trouble-free control of aggressive media or gases

  • With T-hole for mixing several essences, with L-hole for switching two media circuits with a single ball valve
  • Reduced costs because only one ball valve is required with the L-hole instead of two

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Solenoid valves VZWx

A single family – different strengths

Directly actuated valve VZWD: Optimal for high pressure and dosing applications

Force pilot operated valve VZWF: Works without differential pressure even in closed media circuits

Servo controlled variant VZWP: Regulates high pressures up to 40 bar with large nominal diameters – thanks to the use of a sealing piston instead of a diaphragm


Angle seat valve VZXF

Highly robust and sturdy

  • For gaseous media with viscosities of up to 600 mm²/s or liquid media in open and closed circuits
  • Extremely heat-resistant, stainless steel design, NC function for reliable closing in the event of pressure drop

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