Battery Manufacturing

Problem
A car battery OEM was looking for improved quality control in the manufacturing process. As the battery goes down the line, it is in two pieces and the top and bottom halves are melted and pressed together. If they are not properly sealed, the battery acid will leak and the battery must be scrapped.

Solution
A 36" 953 VMax LDT was installed to monitor the distance between the two halves. The position of the 953 VMax was wired back to the customer’s PLC to monitor this dimension.

Benefits
• Less scrap material
• No maintenance required
• Consistently maintains a .001” repeatability
• Absolute feedback. No need to re-home or re-calibrate in the event of a power loss.

Conclusion
Replaced limit switch sensors with a Gemco LDT to provide highly accurate and repeatable feedback.