Teamtechnik Production Technology Polska is designing an assembly line for GigafactoryX, which will be one of the largest battery factories in Europe. Impact Clean Power Technology, the owner of GigafactoryX, has contracted Teamtechnik to build its automated assembly line. The batteries produced at GigafactoryX will be used for electric vehicles and stationary energy storage. GigafactoryX will expand Impact’s delivery scope. Impact had about 15% of Europe’s electric bus battery market in 2021, according to Green Car Congress.
“From a Teamtechnik PT point of view, this is the largest battery line project in the company’s history in Poland. In it, we rely on proven solutions backed by our extensive experience in designing and building lines with different levels of automation, which we have been successfully implementing for over 16 years. At the same time, we are not afraid to use state-of-the-art technologies. All of this is aimed at delivering the highest quality of the end product, which is the battery,” says Wojciech Derda, president of Teamtechnik Polska.
Faster assembly lines
GigafactoryX can start production by 2024 and will produce 16,000 lithium-ion cells in 2024 and 17,000 units from 2025 in various technologies. It will use LTO, LFP, and NMC lithium-ion cells. The assembly line will ensure full product traceability during production, allowing correction and re-test of battery functionality already at the line stage. These technologies enable an 11-minute assembly cycle per battery.
“Thanks to the investment, Impact’s production capacity will be significantly increased. The first phase of the investment will increase them to 1.2 GWh per year, which will guarantee the security of the supply of battery systems for the world’s biggest brands. Ultimately, production will reach 4 GWh per year. Its current level is 0.6 GWh per year,” says Ireneusz Kazimierski, Impact’s vice president for operations. GigafactoryX will influence the e-vehicle industry, and I am eager to see the positive impact it may have on the future of transportation.
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Source: Impact press release