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Scansonic Unveils Advanced Laser Processing Solutions at The Battery Show Europe 2024

Discover Scansonic's latest laser processing solutions for EV battery manufacturing enhancing efficiency and quality.

Maria Guerra, Senior Editor-Battery Technology

June 6, 2024

3 Min Read
EV battery laser processing
With its new FCW system, Scansonic is responding to increasing requirements for speed and quality in laser processing.Courtesy of Scansonic.

Due to its numerous advantages, laser processing has become essential in the manufacturing of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Key among these is precision and accuracy, which are crucial for the intricate designs and delicate components of EV batteries. This technology allows for precise cutting, welding, and engraving, ensuring perfect fit and efficient operation.

Another significant benefit is high-speed production. Laser processing enables rapid and consistent results, significantly reducing production times to meet the growing demand for EVs. The technology ensures high-quality, reliable welds and cuts, essential for the structural integrity and longevity of EV batteries. It also minimizes thermal distortion, protecting sensitive components and enhancing battery efficiency and lifespan.

As EVs continue to gain popularity, the demand for reliable, high-performance batteries has skyrocketed. Scansonic, a provider of laser processing solutions, addresses this need through its innovations, offering solutions that meet the industry's stringent requirements. At The Battery Show Europe, the company will showcase its latest advancements by demonstrating the critical role of laser processing in the production of EV components through its following products.

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ALO4 product family

One of the highlights of Scansonic's display is the ALO4 product family, designed for laser brazing and welding. These optics are tailored to the specific needs of battery box production, which demands gas-tight weld seams and precise handling of complex geometries. The ALO4 products are adept at dealing with aluminum alloys, which are often prone to cracking and warping during the welding process.

EV battery laser processing.

The ALO4 family includes versions designed for hard-to-reach areas within battery boxes and incorporates additional beam oscillation to increase the connection cross-section. This ensures robust and reliable welds, which are critical for the performance and safety of EV batteries. Moreover, powered by artificial intelligence, the SCeye process monitoring system elevates quality control, ensuring that each weld meets the highest standards.

FCW system technology

Scansonic also introduces its new FCW (Fast Component Welding) system technology at the show. This innovative system features multiple compact scanner units arranged on a single application plate, allowing for the simultaneous processing of multiple parts. This boosts productivity and ensures higher output within the same timeframe.

EV battery laser processing.

The FCW system's extended scan field is advantageous for processing more significant components in a single step. The individually controlled scanner units work cooperatively, making the system ideal for applications involving long seams or numerous individual welds. This is especially beneficial for manufacturing battery cells and contacts, bipolar plates, surface coolers, battery trays, and even hairpins for electric motors.

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Scansonic’s participation in The Battery Show Europe 2024 underscores the vital importance of advanced laser processing in the battery manufacturing industry. Showcasing such solutions not only enhances the efficiency and quality of battery production but also supports the broader transition to electric mobility.

About the Author(s)

Maria Guerra

Senior Editor-Battery Technology, Informa Markets Engineering

Battery Technology Senior Editor Maria L. Guerra is an electrical engineer with a background in Oil & Gas consulting and experience as a Power/Analog Editor for Electronic Design.  Maria graduated from NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). She combines her technical expertise with her knack for writing. 

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