The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) in Graz is a platform open to customers, which aims to drive the innovation of production processes and further development of batteries and integration concepts. This enables us to process the industrialization of batteries at a previously unknown scale in parallel with product development. The BIC is used as a production line that combines process optimizations with new production technologies and in-line quality checks.
Regardless of the cell type, target voltage, and integration level, we can map all common core processes in module and pack production at stations, some of which are fully automated. Industrial robots perform the individual production steps (such as stacking, laser welding, module assembly, adhesive bonding, electrical assembly, pack assembly) at speeds corresponding to large-scale production of 10,000 pieces/year.
We can produce batteries for you at the BIC all the way from one-off prototypes to runs of several hundred pieces – with full monitoring of defined quality characteristics. It is also possible to implement virtual methods, such as 3D printing of machine components, virtual robot learning, or the use of augmented reality technologies in the assembly process.
Building Battery Prototypes
We are your all-round provider for procurement, assembly, and end-of-line tests for prototypes, as well as types A and B. We work exclusively with quality suppliers. We also have our own workshops in the USA, Europe, and China to build individual modules and packs.
Our design verification and validation plan (DVP) for batteries conforms to all global standards and provides meaningful coverage of required test criteria. The portfolio in our testing facilities covers everything from calibration of the battery management system to vehicle integration. We also realize completely carbon-neutral testing at our headquarters in Graz.
Global Partner for Battery Tests
We provide our services in the area of battery testing in conjunction with renowned industry partners and scientific institutions around the world. This allows us to cover the entire DVP, making it easier for you to access the resources of the relevant companies and institutions.