Focus on Electromobility
ElringKlinger is a traditional automotive supplier. As such, it finds itself right in the middle of the same exciting process of transformation as the entire automotive industry. As we reshape the way we think about mobility, suppliers in particular face a whole raft of challenges. ElringKlinger has focused its expertise and energy on two solutions in the electric drive market: batteries and fuel cells.
“Looking ahead, both concepts – batteries and fuel cells – have their own specific characteristics and advantages. They can also be combined to harness their respective strengths,” explains CEO Dr Stefan Wolf in support of the company’s strategy. ElringKlinger began series production of various components for lithium-ion batteries as far back as eight years ago. As well as cell contact systems and module connectors, the list includes the development of complete battery modules and systems and integrated energy storage units. ElringKlinger’s core area of expertise – combining different components into a single assembly using a highly reliable process – has proved invaluable in the case of battery modules. The cell contact system features integrated voltage and temperature monitoring. This solution is based on a 48V module built to withstand overall system voltages of up to 800V.
Versatile fuel cell
In its role as a system partner to the automotive industry, ElringKlinger launched its first fuel cell technology project at the turn of the century. In this context, the company’s USPs are its own stacks, a series of patented designs for metallic bipolar plates, and a portfolio of plastic media modules – all of which make it possible to greatly simplify the fuel cell system. ElringKlinger’s core areas of expertise in metalworking, plastics processing and tooling technology are matched by its unrivalled materials know-how. Thanks to its automated series production processes in the areas of metal forming and plastic injection moulding, including automated stacking, high-tech joining and coating technology, and its own in-house tool and mould construction facility, ElringKlinger is the ideal choice of partner for companies involved in the industrialisation of fuel cell products.
ElringKlinger will be exhibiting on stand 276 at The Battery Show Europe.