In Europe, several battery cell production lines have recently been built by large Asian suppliers offering a turnkey solution from a single source. However, due to different policies, laws and procedures, local requirements do not always match the offerings that have proven successful in domestic markets. Extensive rework is then required. EDAG Production Solutions supports such a ramp-up with a combination of industry know-how in the battery cell segment and experience in plant optimization.
The cost and range of a BEV are decisive factors when buying a car. On the other hand, the energy storage systems in an electric vehicle should be reliable and survive accidents as unscathed as possible. Thus, cutting corners on safety is not an option. Nevertheless, the development of battery systems still has untapped potential. With the right tools and methods, this potential can be unlocked, as EDAG Engineering demonstrates using the digital twin for battery cells.
Swimming pools are expensive - and not just because of the staff. Heating and water circulation result in high maintenance costs for local authorities. But how much water circulation is really necessary to meet the legal requirements and ensure safe operation? In the past, the calculations for this were based on empirical values. A different approach is to replicate complete water basins as digital twins and run through flow simulations and possible changes. That's cheap, takes little time and can reduce swimming pool costs considerably.
In addition to the drive concept, rechargeable battery technology will be one of the core competencies of the automotive industry in the future. Europe must therefore ensure that it has its own battery manufacturing expertise and capacity. With the support of policymakers, major investments are currently being made to develop battery cell production. But how can European suppliers compete with Asian companies in this area?
There are many ways of reducing aftersales costs. Starting with repair-friendly and low-fault design, through fault detection and rectification, active recourse management, to digitalized processes for maintenance and in the repair shop, to name but a few. In addition to attending to these matters, IT equipment should also be included in the optimization. Clear structures and modern tools offer opportunities for efficiency gains that are not so obvious, even though they have the potential to materially reduce costs.
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