Swiss technology company ABB introduced a new ‘Plant Optimization Methodology’ for battery manufacturing, which it claims will help greenfield battery sites get products to market more quickly and efficiently.
It said at the Battery Show North America that the huge growth in demand for lithium-ion batteries means battery manufacturers are struggling to keep pace while ensuring their production remains profitable, efficient, and safe – without sacrificing quality.
Traditional approaches can have multiple vendors and interfaces, on-site integration and complex installation. ABB said it seamlessly integrates electrification, instrumentation, control and digital (EICD) technology with centralised collaboration and streamlined processes to optimise operations.
Standardisation from concept stage through to end product provides the flexibility required to reduce interface complexity and enable a fully optimised approach to battery manufacturing.
ABB said its modular, repeatable methodology “combines EICD technology, its project execution approach and ongoing operational support into a single source solution…that enables new plants to achieve fastest time to market.”
It optimises plant design and performance by helping to minimise greenfield site project changes. In doing so, it compresses manufacturing schedules, reduces start-up hours and delivers CAPEX and OPEX savings.
“Our approach aims to support the production increases in gigawatt factories around the world to reduce the bottleneck in this fast-growing sector,” said Staffan Sodergard, Global Product Line Manager for Battery Manufacturing at ABB.