In the battery and fuel cell manufacturing industry, a highly dynamic development can be observed presently. Longer distances and better performance for vehicles based on renewable energy, increasing battery life and reducing production costs are major challenges. The solution lies in the expansion of industrial production: It allows for a decrease in costs parallel to quality improvement in terms of economies of scale, automation, technical innovation, and resource and energy efficiency. Thanks to its extensive product portfolio (e.g. surface inspection, inspection and web guiding systems), our business unit ‘Flexible Materials’ offers intelligent, networked solutions for optimised processes.
The basic precondition when processing material webs to produce lithium-ion batteries or fuel cells is absolute precision. It is indispensable for meeting the high requirements in safe high-quality products which are of decisive importance for e-mobility. The exact guiding and positioning of the material webs in the individual processing steps is a challenge, since several webs must be correctly controlled and measured in relation to each other. Our business unit Flexible materials masters this task with utmost reliability.
For example in the printing industry, state-of-the-art production machines for machining and processing web materials operate at speeds that were considered extraordinary only some years ago. But speed is not all that counts: Market players must ensure that their products are reliably free of faults.
During production, BST effectively supports its customers by providing intelligent systems for 100% quality assurance in the accurate monitoring of surface quality. BST systems not only detect faults in the production process but also assess them reliably, which is the key precondition for initiating the appropriate remedial steps.