Of all the technologies in an electric vehicle (EV), lithium-ion batteries are arguably the least standard, with significant differences in development and manufacturing practices. Today’s battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) employ a wide variety of cell designs including cylindrical, pouch, and prismatic. Regardless of design, manufacturers are uniformly focused on achieving greater energy density, cycle life, and safety. During production, stable manufacturing processes are essential to prevent degradation and minimize waste. Cognex machine vision and barcode reading technologies help manufacturers adhere to the highest quality standards and ensure high performance. Machine vision is used throughout EV battery production to inspect materials for quality and consistency and to guide, align, and identify components. See how Cognex machine vision systems, barcode readers, and industry-leading software help EV battery manufacturers and automakers ensure quality and traceability throughout the supply chain.