CASE STUDIES

Metrology Automation for Electric Vehicle Battery Manufacturing

Situation

A solid-state EV battery manufacturer needed to automatically test individual parts and trays of parts at high speeds. A primary metrology method was specified with the requirement that other metrology platforms might be used in the future.

Problem

Creating a custom, high throughput, manufacturing-ready machine requiring minimal dry room space with flexibility to accommodate undefined metrology units.

Solution

A flexible robotic architecture was developed by Owens Design to maximize test throughput by either using two differing metrology systems or two identical systems in a parallel configuration. The system included a custom tray handling solution designed for extendibility across the factory with quick tray exchanges while queueing a number of stacks to minimize operator intervention.