Electromobility – A future-oriented topic that manufacturers of electric vehicles and their suppliers are addressing to the same extent. The same applies to producers of high-performance rechargeable batteries and high-voltage batteries for use in electric cars, electric buses, e-scooters, e-mopeds and e-bikes. The production and storage of these energy storage devices entails some risks. Especially lithium-ion based batteries constitute fire hazards because they can spontaneously ignite if overheated and release toxic gases when burning.
In order to avoid such a scenario, InfraTec offers a way to monitor assembly and storage halls completely automatically with the thermographic automation solution FIRE-SCAN. The system, consisting of a high-performance infrared camera and corresponding software, self-monitors the temperature development at workstations and storage areas 24 hours a day and reliably localises heat sources. If configurable temperature alarm set points are exceeded in selected areas of the thermal image, FIRE-SCAN triggers an automatic alarm before critical temperatures are reached and enables rapid intervention to prevent a fire.