June 9, 2023: A venture designed to enhance enterprise alternatives for European firms serving the battery sector and counter the influence of Asian rivals was launched on June 2, Schuler Group introduced.
Schuler stated that the ‘ENLARGE – interoperable manufacturing as an enabler for a data-driven battery worth chain’ venture is supported by funding from Germany’s federal schooling and analysis.
The objective is to assemble the experience of German and European firms to serve the rising marketplace for battery cell manufacturing tools and to create a counterweight to established suppliers, particularly from the Asin area, Schuler stated.
The venture will run for 3 years and goals to develop uniform programs for knowledge change, described as a “type of meta-standard for battery cell manufacturing” to advertise cooperation and networking amongst firm.
Hermann Uchtmann, head of battery mass manufacturing options at Schuler, stated: “The objective is versatile, networked and adaptive battery manufacturing.
“That is the one manner that mechanical and plant engineering in Germany and Europe will have the ability to bid for tools for the gigafactories which might be being arrange all over the world.”
Along with Schuler, venture companions and companions embody the German Engineering Federation, Fraunhofer Analysis Unit for Battery Cell FFB, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and Siemens.
Schuler accomplished its acquisition of the Sovema Group in September.
The acquisition covers all Sovema entities together with Solith, which gives tools for lithium ion cell and module manufacturing, Sovel — forming programs for lead and lithium storage applied sciences — and take a look at tools firm of US-based battery Bitrode.