The global electric vehicle market continues to experience exponential growth, stimulated by factors such as mounting environmental concerns and buoyed by technological advancements that are making green vehicles an increasingly viable and driver friendly alternative. With its features of high energy density ratio, no memory effect and low self-discharge, lithium batteries are ideal to be used in electric vehicles. A number of the world’s largest carmakers have already expanded into this nascent sector with many others, if not all, expected to do so in the near future.
Compressed air plays a key role in all of the distinct phases of the electric vehicle battery manufacturing process, from plate processing to cell production and battery charging, testing and packing. With its high level of automation, no electric vehicle battery plant can operate without the precision of compressed air that is instrumental in powering equipment ranging from mixing, coating, welding and sealing machines to automatic and semi-automatic logistics and assembly lines.
Ingersoll Rand has extensive experience in providing compressed air, vacuum and pumping solutions for the end-to-end electric vehicle battery manufacturing industry. We offer a wide range of products that meet the stringent equipment quality and reliability requirements of the sector. These include both oil-free and oil-lubricated compressors, as well as numerous ancillary compressed air treatment system elements such as adsorption dryers, buffer vessels, inline filters, gas storage tanks and nitrogen generating units, with the purpose of delivering the required air and gas purity.
Defined by constantly increasing competition as the demand for green vehicles grows, EV battery manufacturing is a highly demanding industrial application in which success largely depends on the quality, efficiency and reliability of the used equipment, including the compressed air system elements. Among the key factors to consider when designing your compressed air system are:
In recent years, Ingersoll Rand has been involved in a number of large electric vehicle battery plant development projects around the world, with dominant players in this rapidly growing industry.
Partnering with a trusted and experienced industry leader capable of offering a wide range of solutions tailored to your specific application requirements is the key to success in the sector. See how cooperating with Ingersoll Rand can allow you to obtain everything you need to meet your EV battery factory’s compressed air demand from a single source – a benefit that a number of leading producers have taken advantage of in recent years.
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