Schuler supplies turnkey line to US site of South Korean manufacturer LT Precision.
2,000 housings per minute: that is the output rate of the production line Schuler has now sold to the South Korean manufacturer LT Precision. The quantity corresponds to about half the battery cells installed in an average electric car. The scope of supply includes, among other things, a cup press system and a total of seven rework presses including the associated tools, which company subsidiary Aweba is building.
Cylindrical battery cell housings with a diameter of 21 millimeters and a length of 70 millimeters are produced on the production line. The first press first cuts round blanks from nickel-plated sheet steel and forms them into cups in the same operation. Material utilization of 90 percent and more can be achieved. After that, the cups are deep-drawn, stretched and trimmed in the automatic punching machines. Six parts per machine always fall onto the outfeed conveyor at the same time. The last operation is the washing of the cell casings.
Production is scheduled to start on the line in 2024. The battery cell cases are used in the electric cars of various manufacturers.
Schuler now offers service bikes
Up to 40 percent of the costs compared to a private purchase can be saved with a company bike. The vehicle can also be used privately to an unlimited extent, and insurance and annual maintenance are also included. Schuler now offers this affordable, sustainable and healthy mobility solution for its employees.
“In this way, we want to give our employees the opportunity to use a high-quality bicycle or e-bike,” explains CFO and Labor Director Thomas Kamphausen. “If they leave their car behind once or twice on the way to work to do this, they are not only contributing to their own health, but also to reducing their individual carbon footprint.”
Deutsche Dienstrad GmbH is Schuler’s contractual partner for the implementation of the leasing model. At their local dealer or on the Internet, employees can choose one or two bicycles or e-bikes for which no license plate or driver’s license is required. A transfer contract is then drawn up, and riders can then collect their desired bike from the dealer using a collection code.
The offer is valid immediately at the Göppingen, Weingarten, Gemmingen and Heßdorf sites. Erfurt and Netphen will follow shortly.