M.Sc. Jens Schäfer
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Produktionssysteme (wbk)
Areas of Research and Work:
- Innovative manufacturing processes with flexible handling systems for fuel cell stacks
- Impact of mobility transformation on small and medium-sized enterprises
- Battery module disassembly and remanufacturing
- Joining technologies in battery module assembly
|Since 2018||Research Associate at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)|
|2012 - 2018||Study of mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technolog (KIT)|
| Schaefer, J.; Singer, R.; Hofmann, J. & Fleischer, J. (2019), Challenges and solutions in automated disassembly and condition-based remanufacturing of lithium-ion battery modules for a circular economy. GCSM, Hrsg. Elsevier, S. 614-619.
This paper proposes a systematic approach for both, a remanufacturable battery module and an automated remanufacturing station. In the beginning the joints in a battery module are investigated and categorized, followed by an evaluation of alternatives. Based on the evaluation, a novel battery module and an automated remanufacturing station are presented. As a result, it is possible to replace an individual battery cell while maintaining the integrity of the battery module, leading to a value added product that can be brought back to market.