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|| Hofmann, J.; Bold, B.; Baum, C. & Fleischer, J. (2017), "Investigations on the Tensile Force at the Multi-Wire Needle Winding Process". Proceedings of 2017 7th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC), eds. IEEE, pp. 1-6.
The electric motor is the main component in an electrical vehicle. Its power density is directly influenced by the winding. For this reason, it is relevant to investigate the influences of coil production on the quality of the stator. The examined stator in this article is wound with the multi-wire needle winding technique. With this method, the placing of the wires can be precisely guided leading to small winding heads. To gain a high winding quality with small winding resistances, the control of the tensile force during the winding process is essential. The influence of the tensile force on the winding resistance during the winding process with the multiple needle winding technique will be presented here. To control the tensile force during the winding process, the stress on the wire during the winding process needs to be examined first. Thus a model will be presented to investigate the tensile force which realizes a coupling between the multibody dynamics simulation and the finite element methods with the software COMSOL Multiphysics®. With the results of the simulation, a new winding-trajectory based wire tension control can be implemented. Therefore, new strategies to control the tensile force during the process using a CAD/CAM approach will be presented in this paper.
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|| Bold, B. & Fleischer, J. (2018), "Kalandrieren von Elektroden für Li-Ionen-Batterien", ZWF Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, no. 9, pp. 571-575. 10.3139/104.111968
Die Energiedichte ist ein entscheidendes Merkmal für Lithium-Ionen-
Batteriezellen und bestimmt maßgeblich die Reichweite von elektrisch
angetriebenen Fahrzeugen. Ein für die Energiedichte entscheidender
Prozessschritt ist das Kalandrieren. In diesem Beitrag wird der Zusammenhang
zwischen den Anlagen- und Materialparametern aufgezeigt,
indem die Prozessgrößen variiert und die Veränderungen der
Elektrode betrachtet werden. Mit den Ergebnissen werden Handlungsfelder
aufgezeigt, die für eine Optimierung notwendig sind.
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|| Bold, B.; Weinmann, H. W. & Fleischer, J. (2018), "Challenges in conveying electrodes and new approaches to quality assurance". Tagungsband zur International Battery Production Conference 2018, eds. Prof. Arno Kwade, B. L. B., pp. 56-57.
Electric mobility is gaining importance in Germany but high battery costs are still an obstacle. The production of battery cells amounts to a considerable share to the total costs and therefore efficiency must be further increased. Within the battery cell production the electrode is processed continuously as an electrode web until stack formation. In the individual process steps the material is guided via deflection rollers, including various compensation systems, which are designed to eliminate unevenness in the web tension and to align the position of the web edge. Such systems are mostly adapted from the paper or film processing industry. However, compared to paper or foil the electrode consists of a composite material consisting of active material and current collector. As a result, the electrode forms a system of complex properties since it consists of two materials with different mechanical properties. The presentation thus gives an overview over available market solutions and sets out why an adaptation is not possible without further ado. It also presents the challenges that occur within the material transport of electrodes. These include the wrap angle, roller diameter and web tension applied. With regard to the material parameters, the distortion of the electrode and the formation of folds are described. Up to now, the electrode behavior has been evaluated qualitatively as there are no measurement methods available. New approaches for optical methods are presented that enable a quantification of the electrode distortion within the electrode web. Three variants are described which show first promising results. By means of image processing and applied colored points their displacement is detected and thus how the electrode deforms in the process. Furthermore, another similar method is presented which works with a sprayed-on pattern and a software from the GOM GmbH for evaluation. Since these methods do not allow for an in-line quality evaluation a further variant is being considered in which the deformation of a laser pattern projected onto an electrode is assessed. Finally, a description of the material flexibility with respect to the measurement methods is given, as this will play an important role in the future.
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|| Bold, B.; Weinmann, H.; Bernecker, J. & Fleischer, J. . (2019), "Identifying the Impact of Calendering on Subsequent Processes Using a New Approach to Quality Assurance". Advanced Battery Power 2019, eds. Haus der Technik e.v., pp. 1.
Electric mobility is of core importance for the German automotive industry. The development of the German economy strongly depends on activities in battery production and on their integration into the process chain - from material to final battery system. On the one hand, further development of the material systems is necessary and on the other hand, progress is needed in production. Both aspects influence the energy density of the battery cell and thus determine the range of electrically driven vehicles or the available capacity for stationary applications.
The aim of a high energy density can be achieved by finding the ideal material composition or by using the right manufacturing process. The decisive process step is calendering, in which the volumetric energy density is increased by compressing the active material. Residual stresses are induced into the material, which become visible at high densities through wrinkling at the boundary between the coated and uncoated areas. The characteristics of the wrinkles allow a conclusion to be drawn about the strength of the residual stresses. These effects in the electrode constitute a hindrance for further process steps and thus prevents the maximum possible density. In the single sheet stacking process, this is expressed through the tolerance of dimensional accuracy. Due to excessive residual stresses, the shape can no longer be guaranteed after cutting. First, the poster presents results that show which deviation is to be expected at what calendering degrees.
Investigations into the cause of wrinkle formation are to be carried out by detecting the residual stresses induced. The residual stresses are determined by recording the distortions of the material. For this purpose, a pattern is printed on the electrode before calendering. A picture is taken before and after calendering, allowing the strain of the electrode to be known through the displacement of the color points. Therefore, results are presented which show the material behavior for different parameter settings at the calender for high volumetric densities. The described undertaking reveals which calender parameter is responsible for the wrinkle development.
This in-line quality assurance forms the basis for modelling the relationships between the calender parameters and the properties of the material in particular residual stresses. In addition, it is the starting point for an additional module on the calender, which enables wrinkle-minimized processing of current and future material systems allowing for better qualities also in further process steps, as exemplified by the stacking process.