Lots to do despite the pandemic - business at AKE is almost normal. While many companies have been badly affected by the lock down in recent weeks, operations at AKE continued almost unchanged.
The assembly halls are full, employees walk through the building and work on the systems. At first glance, it seems like everything is as usual. If there weren't the unusual masks on the faces and the intrusive warning signs everywhere. Despite the current restrictions and the many inconveniences, we do everything we can to continue our daily business as normally as possible.
Our construction is working on the latest layouts and develops concepts for current orders. The individual parts are manufactured on the milling and turning machines in our production halls. In-house manufacturing is a great advantage right now, because we do not rely on our suppliers. Systems are assembled, wired, programmed and finally prepared for transport in numerous large halls. Just last week, another assembly line for the manufacturing of battery systems was delivered to our customers.
The system concept was developed together with our customer. We were able to support them with our years of experience in the assembly of electrical components. When producing battery systems, the correct assembly, including process monitoring and data management, is particularly important to ensure process and product safety.
In the delivered concept, a battery management system for a hybrid vehicle is assembled using a combination of manual and automatic assembly steps. The assembly line is a small series production with a cycle time of 85 minutes per component. In the system, the individual cells are pressed into modules; these modules are combined into a module package. The preassembled individual parts are inserted into the battery tray at manual assembly stations, then the HV connectors get attached and the battery housing is screwed together in an automatic assembly cell.
Now we will continue to support our customers energetically with the commissioning and optimization of the system.
We are already looking forward to seeing the first car with the new battery system roll off the assembly line. Soon there will be another premium vehicle with a battery system from an AKE production line on the streets!
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