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Automotive Industry

Lithium ion batteries for electric cars

Within the automotive industry, the switch from fossil fuel to electric vehicles is in full swing. Governments, consumers and electric car manufactures are all aiming for an affordable electric car. A car that significantly reduces CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel cars and lowers the environmental impact.

Each electrical or hybrid driven vehicle requires large amounts of lithium-ion battery cells. These li-ion battery cells are assembled in a battery pack to be integrated into electric driven vehicles. 

Each battery cell contains several parts such as the anode, cathode and electrolyte. Our equipment is designed to support the manufacturing of these parts.  From mining raw materials to preparing these materials to be used in the battery cell.

Optimize your electric vehicle battery manufacturing process with the correct combination of the most sustainable equipment. Combine air and gas compressors with the right dryers, filters, and gas generators. At the lowest life cycle costs, our installation supplies a constant high quality of dry, unpolluted air.

  • Class 0 compressors for large air demands and quality air 
  • Fixed speed or variable speed drive 
  • Desiccant and drum dryers - heat of compression dryers for low dew point levels 
  • CO2 removal units to remove unwanted traces of carbon dioxide from the compressed air
  • Filters to remove all particulate down to acceptable levels
  • Onsite nitrogen generators to produce industrial gases at a fraction of the cost of liquified gases
  • Energy recovery units 
  • A central controller to manage all the processes in a sustainable way 

Optimal compressor load distribution

Large compressor networks, similar to orchestras, do need a conductor to make all equipment work together most efficiently.

The central controller Optimizer 4.0 masters the complexities of controlling these large compressor networks.

The central controller monitors the fluctuating air demand 24/7. It automatically selects the most optimal configuration of multiple compressors to run at the lowest possible energy consumption.

Energy recovery in car battery production

Up to 94% of electrical energy is converted into compression heat. This heat could be reused for heating your buildings or within the manufacturing process for drying and aging raw materials. Another option is selling the heat to surrounding industries or cities.  This renewable energy could  heat houses or other industry processes in an energy-saving way.

Install energy recovery units that allow reuse of the heat of compression elsewhere in the process. This will drastically reduce energy consumption and decrease the carbon footprint of the production process even more. On top, our energy recovery units guarantee a short return on investment.

Onsite nitrogen generation for battery production

Nitrogen has several applications in ev battery cell production. It is used in both the manufacturing of battery components and in the assembly of the battery cell.  The inert and pure properties of nitrogen prevent any contamination of the raw materials. Some examples of use:

  • mix raw materials
  • cool materials
  • to inject electrolytes 
  • and for the pressing of materials by creating an inert environment.

How do our on-site nitrogen generators help lower operating costs?

On-site generation of industrial gases allows the production of the exact amount and purity of gas required for the application. On-site generation ensures the availability of industrial gases at a fixed low cost and reduces CO2 emissions drastically.  External suppliers do not require to deliver liquified gases by trucks anymore.

 Original Source: https://www.atlascopco.com/en-us/compressors/industry-solutions/automotive