AMADA WELD TECH is highlighting its Jupiter Laser Welding System, a semi-automatic production system for welding battery modules for use in electric vehicles, power tools, energy storage and military battery module applications. The Jupiter is suited for battery modules measuring up to 300 x 300 x 300 millimetres, with typical weights up to 20 kilograms.
It is particularly suitable for thin- to medium thickness battery tabs made from nickel, Hilumin (nickel plated steel), aluminium, copper, and brass (300 to 500 micron thickness upper limit dependent on material and design).
The Jupiter system can be equipped with several lasers and a laser weld head with fixed optics or a galvo (scanner). Its motorized XY table and Z-axis make it easy to focus on and position the parts being welded. PLC control results in ease of usage and reliability in production environments.
The Jupiter Laser Welding System features a Class 1 laser welding enclosure for battery tab welding, which is safe to operate in a regular production environment. An integrated combustion suppression unit (CSU) safeguards both the system and the operator. Integrated fume extraction takes care of keeping the enclosure clean and safe from contamination.
The Jupiter comes with a 500W average power fibre laser in the near infra-red (NIR) wavelength range. A manually operated front door provides manual loading, while an automatically operated side door may be used for robotic or in-line loading. The integrated down-holder provides maximum joint quality and process traceability by maintaining good part to part contact.