MAINTAL, 24-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group develops line systems for thermal management of battery units for a leading battery manufacturer. The systems will be used in up to 400,000 electric vehicles of a major international automobile manufacturer by 2025. Production of the NORMA Group line systems will begin in 2020.
“As an industrial equipment supplier with a strong focus on the automotive sector, our ambition is to play an active role in shaping the growth in the area of electromobility. This order once again illustrates that leading automobile manufacturers are relying on NORMA Group’s development expertise for demanding electromobility projects” commented, Dr. Michael Schneider, member of NORMA Group’s Management Board.
The thermal management line systems will guarantee the correct operating temperature of the battery cells. The systems which are used inside the battery packs of the electric vehicles make a significant contribution to the optimal performance of the battery and help increase the range of the vehicles. The service life of the battery is also substantially influenced by the thermal management of the cells. Integrated temperature sensors in the line systems enable particularly precise control and regulation of the coolant temperature.
NORMA Group’s thermal management systems can be installed inside the battery in a very space-saving format, thanks to the optimal compactness and efficient line routing of battery cells. In order to achieve the highest possible battery performance, battery packs must accommodate as many battery cells as possible.
Battery-internal thermal management line systems must meet high design and technical requirements. It is important that the line systems and all connections be absolutely leak-free to ensure that the batteries function reliably and safely in the long term. In development partnership with the customer, the thermal management line systems were optimized to minimum tolerances. The use of laser welding technology meets the customer’s high requirements for precision, cleanliness and tightness of the connections. This high-precision manufacturing method allows for thermoplastic joining elements to be reliably and safely joined to thermoplastic smooth or corrugated pipes.
NORMA Group produces the line systems for thermal management at its plant in Pilica, Poland. An on-site test laboratory supports rapid product development and continuous quality control.
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SOURCE: NORMA Group