Non-destructive battery module inspection on a whole new scale
ZEISS introduces the compact and robust VoluMax 9 Titan computed tomography system
- The VoluMax 9 Titan boasts the smallest footprint in its class
- The product offers the necessary penetration strength for precision inspection of large and dense battery modules
- The System ensures product safety at scale while promoting fast cycle times
- Uncompromising ZEISS support maximizes productivity and minimizes downtime
Oberkochen, Germany | 09 November 2021 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
The ZEISS VoluMax 9 titan is a 450 kV computed tomography system that blends compact design with robust performance. This easy-to-use machine enables sharp X-ray scans of large and dense parts such as battery modules for quick and precise quality assurance.
While many products on the market in this class can easily take up an entire room, this 2,750 x 2,350 x 1,750 mm system “is very compact and fits perfectly in every quality lab or at-line environment,” notes Petra Schmidt, Head of Field of Business X-ray at ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions. “There is no single comparable solution on the market that has such a small footprint.”
As Albert Mo from the ZEISS Battery Competence Center in Shanghai observes, “We need high power and voltage to penetrate large modules and obtain accurate results within a reasonable cycle time” – and despite its compact dimensions, ZEISS VoluMax 9 titan packs quite a punch. Unleashing 1,500 W of power and featuring a 3k detector for guaranteed high-resolution scans, it boasts the necessary muscle for handling entire battery modules.
The wide double sliding doors, automatic axis positioning for convenient loading, and control console integrated into the system cabinet promote ergonomic operation, user safety, and the processing of parts up to 590 x 700 mm in size. Such productivity gains naturally ensure a swift return on investment, which Petra Schmidt believes is key to the core values of the system: “Titan stands for strength, power, resilience and robustness. This is exactly what our product delivers.”
Not only are the mover and generator produced in-house by ZEISS, the company also offers a holistic service package to support customers every step of the way. Its hardware and software services help keep the maintenance requirement low while native-speaker service teams are also on hand to provide speedy assistance in over two dozen countries.
Albert Mo sums up what is at stake in the sector: “Since the battery is the core part of every new energy vehicle (NEV), its quality assurance is no longer optional – it’s a must.” And with the remarkably compact yet robust ZEISS VoluMax 9 titan, manufacturers can rest assured that they are consistently delivering the quality and safety their customers demand.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 6.3 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2020).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 12 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.
With over 34,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG (status: 31 March 2021).
Further information at www.zeiss.com
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.