Driven by electrification of automobiles and proliferation of consumer electronic devices, the electrical battery market is expected to grow by more than 14% per year through 2025. In 2017, McKinsey & Company estimated that electric vehicle manufacturers produced 30 gigawatt hours of storage capacity, 60% more than the previous year, and the trend continues.
As vehicles move more toward electrification, the risks to a failed power source or battery become more important. After all, a dead cell phone will not kill you, while loss of power at 70 mph could be more problematic. Large automotive and industrial batteries are made in layers and assemblies out of smaller storage cells and components. A single bad cell can scrap the entire battery pack, which can cost several thousands of dollars per unit.
To avoid unnecessary scrap from electronics and battery manufacturing lines, smart manufacturers inject quality control systems throughout their production process with the intent to catch defective parts before significant value has been wasted.
Edgewater Automation’s experience in automating assembly systems and test equipment is a critical piece to successful electronics and battery manufacturing and assembly.
Edgewater Automation has decades of experience in assembling, inspecting, and packaging electronic components and products, including consumer electronics, printers and printer cartridges, circuit boards for industrial and consumer applications, electrical and electronic switches and sensors, and complex wire harnesses and cables.
Within the electric battery industry, Edgewater has successfully automated the