Honeywell has announced that American Battery Factory (ABF), a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cell manufacturer, is integrating Honeywell’s automation and process safety solutions in its new gigafactory located in Tucson, Arizona.
ABF will streamline its production process and workflow with Honeywell’s Experion Batch manufacturing platform and integrated remote operations at the two-million-square-foot facility. ABF will be able to visualize and control the battery production process in real-time, from mixing, coating and assembly to storage and distribution. Energy storage systems made from ABF’s battery cell production will be available to households, businesses and utilities, allowing them to optimize their use of energy from the grid or from their own systems.
“We will be able to quickly and effectively establish a sustainable foundation for our network of gigafactories by utilizing Honeywell’s tools and technology,” said John Kem, President of ABF. “This partnership marks a substantial advancement in our objective to supply the nation with US-manufactured LFP batteries, which are essential for meeting national security requirements for products manufactured in the US.”