Innovations in surface treatment for solving bonding challenges in the battery industry
Plasmatreat GmbH goes virtual and is present at the 2nd Virtual Battery Exhibition from VDMA battery manufacturing, which will take place online from April 27 to May 3. Plasmatreat is the international leader in the development and manufacturing of atmospheric plasma systems for the pretreatment of substrate surfaces. On its virtual booth the company will present highlights about its own developed and patented Openair-Plasma technology for surface treatment. This technology is one of the most efficient industrial processes for cleaning, activating or coating plastics, metals (e.g. aluminum), glass or other materials and enables reliable and perfect bonds between these materials or material combinations.
Battery manufactures of any kind (e.g pouch, prismatic or cylindrical cells) know the different challenges during the battery production and in battery cycle lifetime very well: high-quality assembly, long service life, good temperature management and weather resistance. Due to emission regulations and related laws these companies are often also interested in more environmentally friendly production processes. Manufacturers can thus improve and optimize their production processes, lifetime of batteries and also reduce VOC emissions with surface treatment empowered by Openair-Plasma exploiting positive effects on their ecological footprint and on cost-efficiency. Because of the high safety requirements in the battery production, Plasmatreat offers a variety of solutions to ensure high-quality end-products, perfectly integrated automation and a unique quality assurance standard for premium batteries.
On its virtual booth visitors will see special information and videos to learn more about plasma technology, plasma systems and its advantages for battery manufacturing. For example, the company will present their PCU (Plasma Control Unit) with different process and quality control modules to cover quality assurance aspects through the production. Exemplary modules of the PCU are the Plasma Power Measurement (PPM). It is the highlight of the PCU and determines the output of each jet to regulate the intensity of the plasma beam and to ensure a uniform treatment of the surface. The PPM will do that by measuring the secondary plasma power of each Plasma jet itself. Other examples are the Light Control Module (LCM), controls the light emitted by the plasma discharge and the Rotation Control Module (RCM) which is monitoring the rotational speed of the rotational Plasma jet.
Moreover, international experts from the Plasmatreat Group world will be available to clarify questions and to discuss different issues in battery assembly process via the live chat. Moreover, Mr. Lukas Buske, Head of Plasma Applications at Plasmatreat Germany, takes part in the Virtual Battery Conference program with his presentation “Openair-Plasma® Technology for Durable Modules and Stable Processes in Various Battery Applications“. He will give among others an overview about the plasma treatment in general, about different plasma jets and their possibilities of usage in the different assembly processes and for what kind of applications Openair-Plasma can be used.