CO2 JetBox for Series 86 - The optimum for battery bonding
These reasons used to make life difficult to achieve reproducible bond results in the manufacture of battery packs.
CO2 snow blasting is our preferred method of removing contamination at the contacts of battery cells – it is gentle to the surface of the cell contacts and can be carried out quickly and easily before each bonding step. The system itself consists of a jet nozzle, the JetBox itself and high-pressure CO2 gas from a conventional gas tank. The process works (simplified) as follows – when the CO2 is released via the nozzle, the CO2 forms dry ice, which is blown onto the surface to be cleaned – similar to conventional sandblasting. The very gentle CO2 snow blast is environmentally friendly, completely non-toxic and ideal for sensitive or finely structured surfaces.
The cleaning nozzle is attached to the bond head, moving over the battery poles and cleaning them extremely efficiently. In the process of cleaning, several steps are involved. First, the CO2 ice particles remove the contaminations on the contacts like soft sand particles. Second, the CO2 freezes the impurities on the nickel surface so that they are removed by the blast from the JetBox. Finally, the beam itself cleans the cell surface from any remaining contaminations.
One option to integrate the process of CO2 snow-jet cleaning for your battery pack production is the acquisition of a CO2 JetBox as a standalone solution and the manual operation. However, this requires an employee to manually blast each battery pack, a time-consuming and costly procedure.
With our Series 86 we offer a fully automated integration of this process. As an extension to the 8650 bond head (heavy wire) the CO2 jet is mounted on the bond head. The seamless integration of the system means that nothing changes for you as the operator of the bonder. The software analyzes the existing bond program and automatically determines the best cleaning path. Wire bonding is then carried out immediately after.
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With the focus on battery bonding, Series 86 is the basis for this extension. The machine designed for large-area battery packs offers maximum flexibility with a working area of up to 512 x 720 mm.
It offers an unbeatable price-performance ratio and can also be upgraded to a fully automatic bond tester – this is unique in the world. It could even be integrated into a fully automated production line through automated parts handling.