Improving electric vehicle battery production process

5th June 2024
Paige West

Schneider Electric and AVEVA have announced a partnership with IN-CORE Systèmes to enhance efficiency in electric vehicle (EV) battery production.

The joint offering will connect electrode level to final cell performance, providing customers with a comprehensive data picture to improve processes. As the EV market continues to experience exponential growth, battery production faces increasing pressure to enhance quality, efficiency, and business outcomes. This increased production can lead to new issues, including failure modes and process variation, resulting in operational, material, and labour losses.

In recent years, EV battery production has seen up to 20% of materials scrapped and inefficient energy use, with 47kWh of energy needed to produce 1kWh of an EV battery cell. These challenges can only be mitigated by greater operational insight.

The partnership between Schneider Electric, AVEVA, and IN-CORE will bring greater data connectivity to the production process by addressing data traceability at the electrode level. The IN-CORE Traceability Solution will work with AVEVA System Platform to connect critical parameters to electrode manufacture, final cell, and pack performance, providing relevant data at the right time and format to ensure a complete data picture. This collaboration aims to deliver positive outcomes such as:

  • Faster troubleshooting of field issues
  • Waste reduction
  • Production optimisation
  • Materials optimisation

"Operational challenges are the greatest barrier to success in EV battery production,” said Christel Galbrun, Segment President for Mobility at Schneider Electric. “As demand grows, we must improve quality and efficiency, while reducing variation and scrap. This partnership with IN-CORE will provide new levels of data connectivity to the EV market and help customers establish a complete data architecture across all processes.”

“We are delighted to partner with Schneider Electric to address one of the key challenges in the EV market, electrode level data connectivity,” said Michel Popovic, CEO and Sales Director at IN-CORE Systèmes. “Together, we can collect traceability data, connecting it to the rest of the value stream and contextualise it to bring immediate value to customers.”

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