Battery enclosures and intrusion protection plates are safety relevant components to protect the sensitive battery cells. The main functions are to ensure structural integrity during mechanical loads, sealing of the battery housing, protection against fire (battery-internal and external) as well as electromagnetic shielding.
The parts only make optimum use of the available space when they are adapted to the respective vehicle. Plastic based composites are ideal for this. Tailored material designs offer a high lightweight potential, coming together with plastic-inherent benefits like corrosion resistance and good thermal insulation.
The most important highlights
Extended range due to light weight, up to 30 % reduction compared to a steel cover and 20 % weight reduction compared to an aluminum cover
Thermoplastic solutions, tailored by combining continuous and discontinuous reinforced materials
Best in class tightness with one-piece design. Continuous sealing surface without interruption.
Optimized intrusion management by additional structures within the survival space possible
High damage tolerance at low energy impacts
Superior energy absorption level in the case of high-velocity crash
Robust design for outstanding long-term durability and corrosion resistance
Good recyclability of the thermoplastic based structures
Your Benefits through our Battery Enclosures and Protection
Tailored wall thickness between 2 and > 10 mm
Space-optimised design solution
Continuous reinforced sandwich approach in combination with ribs and beads for increased bending stiffness
Hybrid design with local reinforcement by metal or fiber
Flexible and cost-efficient part design with a high degree of functional integration through process combinations and best use of space
Management of fluid conduits, cables, etc.
Integration of electromagnetic protection
Process-integrated manufacturing of clips and mounting points
Fire-resistant materials like ceramic sheets can be applied
Full Solution Supplier
Over +10 years in battery housing development & series production
Compression and injection molding under one roof
Tailored design, development, production and testing
Structural simulation in-house
Validation from material up to product level
Long-term experience in End-of-Line testing (e.g. quality control)
Global footprint for prototyping and series application
State-of-the-art adhesive and mechanical fixation of additional components