Battery Insights powered by Dragonfly

May 08, 2023 | Gina Naujokat

At Control, the new Battery Insights software package will get presented live with the Comet Yxlon CT system FF35 CT, and Anton du Plessis will demonstrate and explain the market-leading Dragonfly segmentation and deep learning functionality. Read more.

During this year’s Control show, Comet Yxlon will be introducing its new automatic analysis software for batteries to the market.

The rise of e-mobility has propelled the battery market into enormous growth in recent years, with no end in sight. In the same proportion, demand is increasing for inspection technologies to ensure the performance and safety of batteries and, as well, force the current high levels of scrap to their knees and maximize manufacturers' productivity. X-ray technology is best suited for this purpose, particularly computed tomography, which can get applied to analyze battery cells, modules, and even entire packages in detail.

To ensure the complex battery cells are the powerhouses expected to be no mistakes must occur during production. There are plenty of sources of error: fractures, air inclusions, foreign bodies, deformations, faulty weld seams, or inadequate alignment of the inner layers. It becomes dangerous when the overhangs are insufficient and contact between the cathode and anode leads to a short circuit and, consequently, a fatal fire. The safety issue is paramount in battery testing. Therefore, checking and measuring the overhangs is the highest priority.

Objective, reliable, and repeatable test results can only be obtained with evaluation by software. The software knows no fatigue or sensitivities. The basis of Battery Insights is the 3D image analysis software Dragonfly, which enables the use of deep learning models. Dragonfly offers exceptionally high sensitivity for detecting possible defects. And the automatic evaluation can also be adapted to the specific requirements of the individual manufacturer. Battery Insights takes care of the fully automatic checking of overhangs and can also process entire batches with the help of appropriate multi-part holders. The report, as well generated automatically, provides information on the condition of every single cell and can be used to identify trends and optimize the production process for significant scrap reduction.

At Control, the new Battery Insights software package will get presented live with the Comet Yxlon CT system FF35 CT, and Anton du Plessis, Dragonfly software specialist will demonstrate and explain the market-leading segmentation and deep learning functionality that underpins Battery Insights at a separate workstation on the Comet Yxlon booth - Control, Stuttgart, Hall 3 / Booth 3202

About Comet AG

Comet AG is a globally leading, innovative technology company with a focus on plasma control and x-ray technology. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable our customers to make a growing contribution to a safer, more efficient and sustainable world of manufacturing, communication and mobility.

About Comet Yxlon

Comet Yxlon is a division of Comet AG. Comet Yxlon is a leading global provider of high-end X-ray-based system solutions for non-destructive materials testing in the semiconductor, electronics, automotive, and aerospace industries, as well as for research facilities and scientific institutions. Comet Yxlon inspection solutions help users ensure the quality of their products, optimize their manufacturing processes, and thus increase efficiency and productivity.

About Dragonfly

Dragonfly is part of Comet since 2021. The team develops 3D visualization and software analysis tools for today's most demanding 2D/3D/4D imaging studies, including data from correlative and hyperspectral imaging systems, X-ray, EM, confocal microscopy, and other advanced applications.

The Dragonfly software provides innovators from leading universities, research centers, and engineering groups with an industry-leading Machine/Deep Learning segmentation engine that enables data for material characterization, surface analysis, process evaluation, quality control testing, or any analysis function that requires a high-degree of accuracy.

 

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