The speed with which electric vehicles have been accepted and adopted by consumers across the world is exciting, to say the least. This has given more companies, especially emerging players, the impetus to invest time, resources and effort into refining and perfecting the EV assembly technology even further. In fact, today, with these new EV manufacturing companies, the industry is witnessing a surge of innovation and creation.
It’s one thing knowing how to design an electric vehicle (EV) and it’s quite another noting what goes into it. It’s not enough to just ensure you’ve got all the right parts, but it merits attention to carefully consider the type of tools and fasteners that are going to be used to keep all those various components together.
Yes, one can safely say that the EV revolution is rapidly gaining momentum. Some might say that while it is still early to put one’s money on a complete transition within the automotive industry, the numbers are starting to show the building up of an unmistakable momentum that will lead toward an electric mobility future.
The OEM platform
As time passes, and more and more OEMs worldwide announce newer EV developments and production plans, we can expect to see an increasing number of new EVs hitting the streets. If market talk is to be believed, some manufacturers have set their eyes on shifting entirely to manufacturing EVs eventually in the future. There is significant financial support and resources are being poured in by the billions to help achieve this ambitious goal. Nearly every day one reads many important and game-changing advancements taking place in EV manufacturing and EV component companies.
There biggest change that is taking place is on the factory floor, on the assembly line. Even though the internal combustion engine (ICE) and EV employ different technologies, they have a commonality – one can’t deny that both sit atop an assembly line to get things moving. But that’s where the similarity ends.
ICE vehicles and EVs have major construction and design differences. Producing EVs in factories that have been till date used to produce ICE vehicles will require a massive change in the entire assembly processes. Companies looking to replace the ICE vehicles, either fully or partially, by an electric powertrain will face new assembly challenges. Some companies will continue to offer a mix of both types of vehicles, while there are some that will be set up to manufacture EVs exclusively. There is bound to be an impact on the assembly process.
EV motors are simpler by design. They have fewer moving parts. What is relevant to ICE vehicles will have no place on EV production lines.
The IEC Air Tools advantage
At IEC Air Tools, we understand the challenges and demands of the EV battery module design. The rise in the use of lightweight materials increases the demand for fastener solutions that can meet the unique requirements of this environment. We offer a range of fastening tools that are designed to match these needs and to help you achieve the safety, quality and efficiency standards for the exact applications. Our fastening tools and solutions have been designed keeping the battery design for electric vehicles in mind.
Our wide portfolio of fastening tools gives you flawless tightening results in different environments, with greater levels of automation, accuracy and higher safety standards for your operators. We are your trusted partner, and we bring our expertise in tightening solutions not just to existing automakers and suppliers but also to new EV mobility entrants.
Talk to us today to understand how we can collaborate and partner you on this new EV journey.