Battery pack inspection: Waygate Technologies and UK Battery Industrialisation Centre cooperate
Memorandum of Understanding signed
Waygate Technologies, manufacturer of non-destructive industrial testing (NDT) equipment, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). This is a national development facility for battery manufacturing and offers scaling opportunities and skills for qualification in the battery sector.
Goal: a digital twin
The MOU aims to accelerate the development of battery technologies through the interaction of UKBIC's manufacturing research facility and Waygate Technologies' expertise as a provider of industrial computed tomography (CT)-based inspection solutions. The company has extensive experience in battery pack and lithium-ion cell inspection and research projects. Together, they aim to create a digital twin that optimizes production of all battery types and yield in gigafactories.
Nicola Jannis, CEO of Waygate Technologies, said, "The growing battery industry is one of our key strategic growth areas. We are therefore very excited to partner on this project to develop better battery technology for more sustainable mobility."
For Waygate, the agreement is a milestone in its strategy to strengthen the company's position in battery inspection and drive innovation that improves electric vehicle safety, productivity and competitiveness for its customers.
UKBIC plays a central role in the UK government's Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC), a national program led by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The goal of the program is to help companies seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy. It aims to combine research, development and scaling, including supply chain development and manufacturing.