TwinTRACE FUNDING PROJECT
Digital twin for intelligent processes in battery production
The "TwinTRACE" joint project brings together industry and researchers to shape the factory of the future and sets itself the goal of developing a digitization technology with which the quality and traceability of a variant-rich battery cell production can be brought to a world-leading level. To this end, technical solutions are being developed and validated at the three innovation levels of transparency, networking, and autonomy. For the innovation level of transparency, the process and product data are to be fully recorded in forward production and the traceability of each material/product component is to be made possible. With the innovation level networking, the collected data is used to develop a virtual representation (digital twin) and consequently to map the system behavior, taking into account logical and physical processes. This virtual representation offers manufacturers the possibility of maintaining products and systems in advance, as well as determining production quality, machine availability, and the qualitative classification of the end product in advance. The last innovation level, autonomy, is intended to achieve a direct influence on the process and product quality by having autonomously acting solutions take over process control in real time based on data and bring about a significant increase in quality.