Efforts to reduce fossil fuel consumption are leading to a rapid rise in electromobility. Electrically powered cars, bicycles and even scooters are becoming increasingly popular.
These modes of transportation all require battery power, which means the market for battery pack manufacturing is growing alongside the e-mobility sector.
As with any assembly line, there are various challenges in battery pack manufacturing, especially with automated processes in production. Sensors, such as vision or distance sensors, play a crucial role here. Be it in the context of object inspection, reading individual component serial numbers before assembly or guiding robots.
If a part is missing, assembled in the wrong way, or does not meet the specifications, it will adversely affect the final product. As the battery pack is heavily sealed, it will incur a significant cost to put the problem right, so inspection by a vision sensor is extremely important when it comes to critical electrical connections or protective parts.
Identification of parts and components is important to ensure gapless traceability and avoid process downtime. Sensors must be able to read plain text, identify different types of barcodes and read printed or directly marked data matrix codes reliably, regardless of the carrier materials such as dark plastic or shiny metallic surfaces. The VISOR® Code Reader also deciphers skewed or distorted codes and returns information about the quality of the code on request.
In positioning applications, sensors determine the component position on the gantry or industrial robots for material handling applications or support vision-guided hole detection for automated screwing tasks. This information is essential for automated assembly lines to function effectively, as even a small error in positional data can cause a defective product, or make the process come to a halt, leading to expensive unplanned downtime.
SensoPart delivers solutions from the beginning to the end of the battery pack assembly line, ensuring reliable identification, precise positioning and accurate detection. At all these stations, our optical and vision sensors play to their specific strengths and accompany you step by step to the finished product:
Our easily integrated solutions can optimize your battery pack assembly. Our optical and vision sensors are reliable and easy to use in key applications at every stage. Find out more with our new white paper.
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