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?
What does “free of copper” mean at Festo?
Generally speaking, there are no binding and explicit standards for copper-free products as required in battery manufacturing. Festo therefore aligns itself with criteria commonly used in the market. We have had extensive discussions with our customers about the requirements that copper-free products need to fulfil. This has resulted in the following guidelines: for Festo products, free of copper means that ...
- ... bearings, guides and all other parts that are subject to friction are entirely free of copper and
- the amount of copper included in the alloys used for all other parts of the product is less than 6.0%.
Cables, motors, PCBs and pilot valves are excluded from the copper-free requirement.
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.
Brochure available for download
Solutions for battery manufacturing (PDF)