Pilot to Full-Scale Production: A Battery Module Assembly Case Study

Malarvizhi Kaniappan Chinnathai*, Bugra Alkan, Daniel Vera, Robert Harrison

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Electric vehicles are currently on the rise due to environmental and legal concerns. Furthermore, improvements made in battery assembly steadily boosts the efficiency of electric vehicles. A well-prevalent method to overcome the uncertainties that emerge from the ever-changing battery technology, is to assemble products using pilot production lines. However, literature pertaining to the scale-up of pilot production lines for full scale production is scarce. Therefore, in this paper, potential scale-up scenarios for battery module assembly line are proposed in a discrete event simulation software and results are compared. Furthermore, the benefits of the proposed method are discussed with a test case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages796-801
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 16 May 201818 May 2018

Conference

Conference51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period16/05/1818/05/18

Keywords

  • Battery module assembly
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Pilot production

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