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Compressed air in the EV industry

Complete compressed air and gas equipment for sustainably produced batteries for electrical cars at the lowest possible production cost

Electric vehicle (EV) industry is not just a promising trend—it's a dynamic force reshaping the automotive landscape. With the relentless surge in demand for cleaner and more efficient transportation, the EV industry stands at the forefront of innovation, propelling us into a future where clean energy drives our mobility.

At Chicago Pneumatic, we recognize the pivotal role played by compressed air technology in powering this electrifying evolution. We will explore how do the products by Chicago Pneumatic help in this production process.


Sustainably produced batteries

Electric cars significantly reduce CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel cars. Sustainable and high-quality manufactured batteries are key in reducing these greenhouse gas emissions.

One supplier for all your battery production equipment

The applications within the battery manufacturing process require dry, non-contaminated compressed air and nitrogen. We deliver all the equipment for the complete process.

Lowest operational costs

All our individual products focus on lowest life cycle cost.  Combined with central controllers and energy recovery, it guarantees the lowest possible operational costs and CO2 emissions.

Lithium ion batteries for electric cars

Within the automotive industry, the switch from fossil fuel to electric vehicles is in full swing. Governments, consumers and electric car manufactures are all aiming for an affordable electric car. A car that significantly reduces CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel cars and lowers the environmental impact.

Each electrical or hybrid driven vehicle requires large amounts of lithium-ion battery cells. These li-ion battery cells are assembled in a battery pack to be integrated into electric driven vehicles.

Each battery cell contains several parts such as the anode, cathode and electrolyte. Our equipment is designed to support the manufacturing of these parts.  From mining raw materials to preparing these materials to be used in the battery cell.

Optimize your electric vehicle battery manufacturing process with the correct combination of the most sustainable equipment. Combine air and gas compressors with the right dryers, filters, and gas generators. At the lowest life cycle costs, our installation supplies a constant high quality of dry, unpolluted air.

  • Fixed speed or variable speed drive compressors
  • Refrigerant and heatless dryers for air treatment
  • Filters to remove unwanted particles down to acceptable levels
  • Onsite nitrogen generators to product industrial gases
  • Energy recovery units
  • A central controller to manage all production processes in the most efficient way

Energy recovery in car battery production

Up to 90% of electrical energy is converted into compression heat. This heat could be reused for heating your buildings or within the manufacturing process for drying and aging raw materials. Another option is selling the heat to surrounding industries or cities. This renewable energy could heat houses or other industry processes in an energy-saving way.

Install energy recovery units that allow reuse of the heat of compression elsewhere in the process. This will drastically reduce energy consumption and decrease the carbon footprint of the production process even more. On top, our energy recovery units guarantee a short return on investment.

Onsite nitrogen generation for battery production

Nitrogen has several applications in electric vehicle (EV) battery cell production. It is used in both the manufacturing of battery components and in the assembly of the battery cell.  The inert and pure properties of nitrogen prevent any contamination of the raw materials. Some examples of use:

  • mix raw materials
  • cool materials
  • inject electrolytes
  • press materials by creating an inert environment.

How do our on-site nitrogen generators help lower operating costs?

On-site generation of industrial gases allows the production of the exact amount and purity of gas required for the application. On-site generation ensures the availability of industrial gases at a fixed low cost and reduces CO2 emissions drastically. External suppliers do not require to deliver liquified gases by trucks anymore.

Energy monitoring with AIRchitect

Employ the capabilities of AIRchitect, our advanced software solution created to enhance energy management. This software provides you with unprecedented insights and efficiencies, offering the means to reduce energy costs. AIRchitect equips you with the tools needed to take charge of your energy usage and guide your business towards a sustainable and cost-effective future.

What are electric car batteries made of?

The raw materials needed for producing a battery are lithium, aluminum, cobalt and magnesium.

Lithium ion battery parts

  1. Electrical foil
  2. Anode
  3. Separator
  4. Electrolyte
  5. Pouch
  6. Electronic PCB
  7. Cathode

Our proposed air and gas systems for your battery production

We have a variety of compressors and refrigerant dryers available for high performance at the lowest possible costs. Battery factories often require larger compressor ranges, a combination of Chicago Pneumatic’s screw compressors and refrigerant dryers in combination with filters could be the ideal solution.

To monitor and manage the multiple compressors, we recommend using a central control system, ECOntrol+. A central controller ensures the most optimum configuration of multiple compressors in terms of energy usage.

For remote monitoring and alarm indication, we provide a remote monitoring system, ICONS. Alerts are delivered straight from your controller to your computer, tablet or smartphone, helping you to reduce the risk of downtime and other costs.

Our air piping system, AIRnet can help you in your search for a carbon steel free environment.

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