Development of an Integrated Charge Carrier Concept in Battery Manufacturing

Development of an optimized charge carrier Copyright: © PEM RWTH Aachen

Motivation and Procedure

The path from conventionally powered vehicles to electric vehicles is leading to a change in the automotive industry. The federal government has specified that by 2020, 1 million electric vehicles should be on German roads. To meet the new requirements, economically optimized battery manufacturing is needed.

In particular, small and medium-sized businesses do not have the possibility to find company-wide solutions due to resource. Here non-value added handling processes and the high capital employed should be addressed in the time-consuming process steps. Based on this issue, it is the goal of the LaKoBat research project to develop an integrated cargo carrier concept, which takes into account the particular circumstances of battery production.



The LaKoBat research project brings together company-specific partial solutions into a continuous carrier concept in order to avoid interface loss in the value creation process. A comprehensive logistics concept for standardization, harmonization of production processes and value-added-based design of the charge carriers is thus being developed. The requirements, that various process steps place on charge carriers, are clustered and analyzed for compatibility. Various value added and production scenarios form the basis for the development of an optimized charge carrier solution.


Rsearch and project partners

  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Werkzeugmaschinenlabor (WZL)
  • Digatron Industrie-Elektronik GmbH
  • Robert Bürkle GmbH
  • Projekt Automation GmbH
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