InoBat, Siemens team for battery cell digital twin and production

InoBat, Siemens team for battery cell digital twin and production

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By Nick Flaherty

European battery gigafactory startup InoBat Auto is to use electrical, automation, and digital technology from Siemens to digitalize its R&D pilot line and production plant.

“InoBat is committed to creating a sustainable production process with a focus on the entire battery lifecycle as we look to advance and empower electric mobility,” said Marian Bocek, InoBat Auto Co-founder and CEO. “Combining our unique R&D with Siemens’ design and simulation technology enables the production of our premium customized batteries and can shorten the time it takes for battery cells to go from laboratory to production at scale, while still meeting our sustainability goals and unique customer requirements.” 

InoBat Auto plans to use a variety of products and solutions for their individual machines and production lines including hardware, Simatic Controllers, HMI screens, light stack, network topology, standardized machine interface and energy monitoring. With Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio InoBat creates a digital twin to advance the development of premium customized electric vehicle batteries. 

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InoBat can use the Simcenter portfolio and NX software tool suites to cover the design and optimisation of both the physical and chemical nature of its products, incorporating InoBat’s proprietary chemistry output into Siemens’ cell design and simulation systems.

In parallel to the collaboration in cell and product development, InoBat and Siemens plan to collaborate to develop and implement a full digital factory approach in all of the InoBat R&D and Gigafactory facilities, providing a group wide software ecosystem for both internal and external customers. Using Teamcenter, Opcenter and MindSphere, combining with Siemens’ automation product portfolio, will provide InoBat with the ability to increase the output from all its facilities while maintaining a high level of environmental protection and operational effectiveness.

“The future of mobility includes electric vehicles as a key component, making battery manufacturers such as InoBat vital to its success,” said Edwin Severijn, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “However, this market is highly competitive, and battery manufacturers need to create end-to-end processes to stay ahead. Using Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, InoBat can create accurate digital models to accelerate and optimize the planning, design, commissioning and operation of its production lines and factories.”

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