The battery cell production is a complex production system, characterized by specialized production processes, associated peripherals and complex technical building equipment (TGA). The complexity of the production system and the different levels of maturity of the associated technologies, lead to the fact that the interrelationships of process and other influencing parameters and the resulting product properties are currently only known in some areas or are not sufficiently described for the planning and operation of battery cell production.
Cyber-physical systems represent a central approach of Industry 4.0 and refer to the linking of efficiently and continuously recorded data with suitable virtual models, which serve as a basis for the planning and, above all, control of production processes. The DaLon 4.0 project aims at mapping battery production in cyber-physical systems. Thus, battery cells are to be made more efficient and productive.
To map battery cell production in cyber-physical systems, various fields of action are defined in the DaLion 4.0 project. In the sense of cyber-physical systems, innovative virtual models that are suitable for planning and target-oriented control of battery cell production are to be created that go far beyond the pure gain of knowledge. Another focus is the development of suitable quality management strategies, e.g. in the context of improved tracking & tracing and the definition of quality gates. This also includes the quality assessment of the input materials and parts.
The project aims to achieve a profound understanding of different steps in the battery cell production chain. To this end, the integration of additional and novel measurement technology into production will also serve as a basis for data analysis. The knowledge thus gained will be used to derive concrete process improvements and to develop strategies for process control.