Honeywell and Arbin Instruments Join Forces to Transform Large-Scale Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing

Honeywell has announced a significant upgrade to its Battery Manufacturing Excellence Platform (MXP) to assist lithium-ion battery manufacturers and gigafactories. This development stems from a collaboration with Arbin Instruments, which integrated an advanced autonomous formation system into the platform. This innovation directly addresses the pressing concerns of battery manufacturers, including the need to boost the production capacity of battery cells while simultaneously reducing the space required and lowering energy costs.

Dr. John Zhang, President and CEO of Arbin Instruments, said their patented formation technology offers precise battery cycling formation with a reduced capital footprint and high energy efficiency. Combining this technology with Honeywell's expertise in automation, safety, controls, and scalability makes an effective solution available to the market.

Arbin Instruments, renowned globally for its battery testing stations for over three decades, leverages its patented formation equipment, efficiently utilizing high-power connected regenerative charging and discharging. This advanced system significantly reduces the equipment, energy, facility heat load, and floor space required by gigafactories and other end users.

Honeywell's MXP is a comprehensive digitalization solution explicitly tailored to the unique requirements of battery manufacturing. When integrated with Arbin's systems, the MXP excels at optimizing dynamic performance assessment and forming and finishing lithium-ion battery cells. Real-time data analytics enable rapid performance feedback for earlier production stages, facilitating confirmations, refinements, and quality corrections.

Brian Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell Projects & Automation Systems, emphasized that Honeywell's advanced autonomous formation systems can potentially accelerate the world's transition to renewable energy and electrification by enhancing the yield of battery manufacturing facilities. The collaboration with Arbin empowers Honeywell to provide a complete solution for gigafactory operators seeking cost-effective, high-quality battery production.

About Arbin Instruments

Arbin Instruments is a global leader in manufacturing test equipment for batteries and other energy storage applications. They invest nearly half their profits back into R&D to set industry trends and stay ahead of the competition. Arbin Instruments has offices around the world in Germany, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan, along with their headquarters in College Station, Texas.

About Honeywell

Honeywell is a technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.