Shanghai, Dec 6, 2023 – The 2023 Asia Pacific Digital Battery Factory Technology Summit was successfully held on November 29 in Shanghai. The conference had a focus on various important topics in the industry such as digitalized lithium battery factories, efficiency improvement, digitization of production lines, intelligent manufacturing applications in battery factories, and the planning and construction of high-flexibility power battery pack assembly lines. Eric Kai, Head of Machining and Robotics APAC, Head of Sales Account Powertrain & Electrification APAC, delivered a keynote speech.
During his speech, Eric Kai provided a detailed overview of the company’s latest battery technology and solution examples, in addition to market trends and customer demands.
Comau is developing automated manufacturing systems for battery cells, modules and complete packs (with any cell format), Comau offers a range of systems for different stages of the production process including battery cell forming technologies. With a 360° portfolio of products, processes and technologies, Comau can handle everything from prototyping and pre-production to mass manufacturing, and all the way to end-of-life battery recycling.
Comau strives to stay ahead of technological trends in the electrification future through its strong innovation and collaboration network. The collaboration with the GIGABAT project in the field of battery formation, for example, will create a more compact chamber layout and warehouse management strategy compared to alternatives by optimizing the recuperation and reuse of electric energy and heat. This is expected to result in savings of up to 20% in electric and thermal energy. Comau is also focusing on battery dismantling technology, with the development of Flex-BD, a robotic system for automated dismantling of used batteries, which utilizes a flexible, repeatable and standardizable process that allows companies to reduce waste and optimize the reuse of the raw materials that make up battery packs.
Furthermore, Comau invests in the development of e-drive technologies and consistently broadens its technology portfolio to meet the evolving demands of e-mobility applications. In addition to excelling in the design, manufacturing, and integration of flexible, modular, reconfigurable, and scalable automation solutions, the company specializes in stator assembly systems, rotor assembly systems, e-Drive assembly systems, electric control assembly systems, and electric housing machining solutions. With a 360° portfolio of products, processes and technologies, Comau can handle everything from prototyping and pre-production to mass manufacturing.