The development of an economical and sustainable battery cell production is still a challenge that Germany must overcome in order to take a leading position in global market competition as a player in the field of electromobility. The implementation of this vision is supported by Industry 4.0 applications that enable a transformation of production towards more efficient processes, higher quality and cost savings. In partially visionary approaches, Industry 4.0 and the associated digital transformation describes the networking of autonomous, situation-dependent, self-controlling, configuring, knowledge-based, sensor-based and spatially distributed production resources.
An understanding of the interrelationships between raw materials, production processes and the battery cell factory environment is a necessary prerequisite for this. In order to contribute to this understanding, the project TrackBatt aims to develop and implement an approach for the seamless tracking and tracing of processes and process chains in battery production. The TrackBatt project is part of the BMBF competence cluster Intelligent Battery Cell Production (InZePro).