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Industrial Laser Solutions for the Battery Industry 

The world is moving away from fossil fuel dependency, causing a rapid rise in the demand for lithium-ion batteries. Laser technology is a pillar in this transition, helping the battery industry improve its cost-effectiveness, production cycle times, and battery performance. As a green technology, lasers also help lower the environmental footprint. 

Anyone in the battery industry can benefit from laser technology, whether it’s for electric vehicles, energy storage, or cleantechs. Fiber lasers are used to clean, texture, weld, and mark a wide variety of battery components, such as:  

  • Cylindrical, pouch and prismatic cells
  • Packs and modules
  • Tabs and busbars
  • Housings, casings, and lids
  • Cans and caps
  • Foils
  • Anodes and cathodes
  • And much more...

 

 

Laser Applications in the Battery Industry

Laser Cleaning Before Bonding and Welding

Batteries include thousands of welds and bonded components that are critical for the operation of the battery. A good bonding and welding performance starts with a good surface preparation.

Laser cleaning is a highly precise, consistent, and fast process that removes contaminants from metal surfaces, such as electrolytes, dust, oils, and oxides, while leaving the battery components intact.

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Laser Texturing for Thermal and Structural Adhesives

Laser texturing is a key technology for battery structural resistance and cooling systems. By creating a desirable texture and roughness on metal surfaces, it improves surface properties before assembly, This results in better heat transfer for thermal adhesives and better bonding performance for structural adhesives. 

The process can be optimized to meet specific adhesive requirements. It can also be performed at the same time as laser cleaning for complete surface preparation in a single step.

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Laser Marking for Permanent Traceability

There are thousands of cells and hundreds of parts that need to be identified for traceability in a battery assembly. 

Laser marking is a fast, precise, and consistent process that creates permanent markings for traceability. Serial numbers, data matrix codes, and other types of identifiers can be etched within less than 100 milliseconds.

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Laser Welding to Outperform Ultrasonic Bonding and Resistance Welding

With its high flexibility, precision, and speed, laser welding is an increasingly popular and proven method in the battery industry, especially for the most recent processes.

As a non-contact process, laser welding can reach small battery areas that are often not accessible with ultrasonic bonding and resistance welding, allowing for a wider range of designs.

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Laser Technology Benefits for the Battery Industry 

Meet Your Production Goals
Meet Your
Production Goals

With their variety of power and optical configurations, lasers can be optimized to meet all types of production requirements. This guarantees you do not reduce your production capacity when adding an extra step in your production line.

Control Quality with a Precise Process
Control Quality with a
Precise Process

With its unmatched precision, laser technology is the best way to control the quality of your manufacturing processes. Laserax’s vision expertise allows us to combine our lasers’ high precision with sensor cameras to achieve near perfect repeatability regardless of positioning variations.

Adopt a Green Technology
Adopt a Green Technology
Without Consumables

By replacing polluting technologies with greener ones, laser technology is in line with the goals of the battery industry. Fiber lasers operate without consumables and have a longer operating life than alternatives, reducing waste management and equipment maintenance.  

Laserax Solutions for the Battery Industry

From OEM lasers to fully automated turnkey solutions, our laser solutions are customized for your applications. They enable significant manufacturing gains in performance and efficiency.

Our fiber lasers also include scanner technology specifically chosen for electric batteries to prevent overheating. Their unique configuration allows for the system to monitor all optics positioning in the head and shut down the laser source if there is a malfunction.

 

  • Battery Cleaning machine

    The Battery Cleaning Machine is a complete solution for battery components running on conveyors. It can perform in-line laser cleaning, marking, and texturing.

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  • LXQ-HP Fiber Laser Systems

    LXQ-HP Fiber Laser Systems

    The LXQ-HP is the fiber laser that powers most of our battery solutions. Ranging from 200W to 500W, it provides the power needed to meet the most demanding cycle times.

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  • LXQ Fiber Laser System

    LXQ Fiber Laser Systems

    Available with a maximum of 100W, the LXQ is ideal for battery applications that are less demanding in terms of cycle time.

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