KME offers specially developed cell connectors, an innovative technology for heavy-duty connections in sustainable and efficient energy storage systems, which is considered a key technology for future-proof electric vehicles.
The KME cell connectors have already been tested according to LV 214 (German Automotive OEM Connector Test Specification) and have shown very good results here. The cell connectors consist of two different alloys, which can be provided from KME's extensive portfolio of copper alloys depending on the requirements of the respective busbar. After the busbar has been pre-punched, the inlet is firmly stamped in a first step and both materials are then force-fitted and permanently pressed together. This process eliminates the need for cost-intensive solutions made of composite materials and, due to the manufacturing process, is also very resource-efficient when it comes to the sorted refeeding of process scrap to the recycling circuit.
Thanks to its versatile and attractive properties, such as high mechanical strength, good forming behaviour and excellent electrical conductivity, copper is one of the most widely used commodity metals today. The fact that KME materials are both galvanisable and RoHS-compliant is almost self-evident, given the multitude of excellent properties. Copper is not only a classic material, but is also frequently used in innovative applications, e.g. in electro mobility. The KME product range also includes a wide spectrum of high-tech copper alloys for this area of application.