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One EV battery pack can have 6,500 cells requiring 13,000 individual welds. In a high-volume production facility, this can require 50 welds per second across multiple stations. The only way to achieve this speed is through laser welding which provides a fast, consistent and accurate weld.
Having delivered over 110 battery assembly and test lines, we are experts in developing precision-based laser welding processes and intelligent monitoring systems for all stages of the EV or grid energy battery production. Our robust automated laser solutions are tailored to meet a manufacturer’s unique requirements and can scale for mass production lines.
Every laser welding project is unique. Allow us to listen to your challenges and share how automation can launch your project on time.
Laser processing and welding systems allow manufacturers to control EV and energy storage battery quality by delivering a precise process used to clean, texture, weld, cut, mark and ablate material components. Our intelligent laser welding systems are fast, nondestructive, and cost efficient for high-throughput production, with low maintenance compared to other manufacturing techniques. By combining robotics, vision, and laser systems with intelligent monitoring, we provide a robust, turnkey laser welding systems with full process control.
In process monitoring results in a more consistent, high-quality weld joint.
Perform precision welds in milliseconds.
Lasers offer precise heat control without penetrating into cell chemistry.
Designed for 24/7 operation with minimal downtime.
Receive real-time feedback and make process adjustments.
Easily change laser parameters with little to no equipment change.
Our high-speed, repeatable welding automation system features real-time recording that verifies the depth of each weld as it happens. Using quality assurance metrics, the system can identify potential issues and make immediate adjustments to stay in tolerance. Our innovative, intelligent monitoring and direct measurement capabilities ensure the highest quality weld for maximum cell battery performance and longevity.
Our systems are available in either standard or customized class 1 laser enclosures for safe operation on the factory floor and we have designed numerous robotic laser welding stations for complex geometries.
Our experts understand that each battery design is unique and requires a custom process to ensure a zero-gap weld. We partner with our customers to develop a laser welding automation solution based on their unique battery designs, use of metals and manufacturing needs. With proof-of-concept testing done in our laser process development lab, we can optimize laser processes for new applications and battery designs.
In addition, we provide process expertise in welded housing joints for hermetic seals and we have designed dozens of laser welding clamping applications to achieve a reliable zero-gap weld.
In process laser weld monitoring.
Copper, steel & aluminum welds.
CPG brands can profitably reshore with agile, high-speed automation. Digital automation enables brands to reduce development time and time to market.
A major e-commerce retailer was looking to finalize their prototype packaging machine and deploy these machines into production scale across their global fulfillment centers.
Manufacturing partners have proven experience solving complex challenges and know what works, what doesn’t, and why. Learn more by clicking the link.
2022 saw 66 EV platforms launched, and will double by 2024. The battery design is increasingly essential to the platform’s success, yet design changes are happening much further in the development process. Cell, Module, and Pack Testing solutions must be fast and support different form factors within the same line. But too often, companies move serial to solve the various battery form factors and specs. Multiple lines are inefficient, with a significantly larger footprint.
Tackling the battery revolution while ensuring product quality is challenging. Battery testing is not as simple as just “testing a battery.” Form factors, design elements, and systems change – they’re not fixed in time, and EV is just one battery application. Battery testing extends to power, grid storage, and more.
It’s an exciting time to be involved in the electrification industry. Tackling the battery revolution, from design to manufacturing is not an easy task. Simply stacking batteries is not a model that can scale. There are form factors and design elements that are not fixed in time, presenting significant hurdles. A scalable, modular approach with the right partner is critical for success.
The past two years have severely strained the global supply chain. Short-term fixes are no longer enough; reshoring assembly is now viable and profitable. Consumer Packaged Goods brands can now control and meet regional demand with agile and digital high-speed assembly.
Manual operation for decommissioning and refurbishment projects is not ideal due to high exposure rates and compromised safety; innovation through automation is required. Automation is not only possible but dramatically reduces downtime.
Consumer and industrial products can be assembled in the USA. In this highly interactive presentation, you will learn how Symphoni™, a high-speed, flexible assembly platform, is ideal for fast-moving assembly of small parts. Using real examples, understand the benefits and trade-offs of using Symphoni™ vs. traditional high speed assembly approaches.
It’s an exciting time to be involved in the automotive manufacturing industry. A revolution of electrification is underway, but there is a growing hurdle for OEMs to meet capacity demand and manage the evolution of technology changes that are coinciding. Learn how ATS Industrial Automation continues to be the partner of choice for EV battery module assembly and testing.
EV Battery Modules are evolving at a rapid pace. Chemistry, packaging, welding, material handling, software, and more make managing and testing EV batteries complex. Efficient battery testing must also evolve to support the growing demand and technology advances. Flexibility, modularity must be built-in, and the industry approach to battery module testing needs to shift its approach dramatically.
Watch Reuters’ FREE webinar “Addressing the Battery Module Challenges” on-demand as we discuss the complex game of EV battery module packs and automotive battery assembly systems. Watch this Free webinar to learn why many battery projects fail, where the EV battery market is going and why it is crucial to choose your partner now to ensure your future success.
ATS Industrial Automation has announced a contract to supply the semi-automated tooling for fuel channel installation for Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project.
ATS Industrial Automation announced a collaboration agreement to provide its expertise in tooling delivery to automate the deployment of Viridian Consulting’s ViridiScope® system for high radiation areas.
ATS Corporation’s (ATS) Industrial Automation business has announced a contract for their nuclear division with NuScale Power Corporation (NYSE:SMR) to build and test a prototype for the Module Assembly Equipment-Bolting (MAE-B) system, a critical part of the NuScale VOYGR™ small modular reactor (SMR) power plant.
ATS Corporation is pleased to share that its Industrial Automation business received the prestigious Innovation Award at the 2022 OCNI Annual General Meeting & Supplier Excellence Awards. The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) recognized ATS Industrial Automation for developing groundbreaking technology to fully automate the installation and inspection of Calandria Tubes in collaboration with Bruce Power in support of its CANDU nuclear refurbishment project. This new class of automation technology developed by ATS Industrial Automation delivers significant critical path savings while reducing worker radiation exposure.