JPH11271409A - Battery tray and method for testing battery - Google Patents

Battery tray and method for testing battery

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JPH11271409A
JPH11271409A JP10074417A JP7441798A JPH11271409A JP H11271409 A JPH11271409 A JP H11271409A JP 10074417 A JP10074417 A JP 10074417A JP 7441798 A JP7441798 A JP 7441798A JP H11271409 A JPH11271409 A JP H11271409A
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Koji Kosaka
幸次 香坂
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Abstract

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To improve productivity by allowing smooth operation such as charging and measuring in a process for testing a battery, related to a battery tray for transporting multiple batteries in a battery manufacture process.
SOLUTION: A partition wall 3 forming a battery housing part 2 for housing multiple batteries 10 at a constant pitch in a battery tray 1, a shifting rib 4 positioning the battery 10 in each battery housing part 2, and an insert hole 5 in which, related to each battery housing part 2, a terminal for test (charge, measurement) of the battery 10 is inserted, are provided. In a battery testing process, forms of the partition wall 3 and the shifting rib 4 of the battery tray 1 are imaged by an imaging means such as a CCD camera for recognizing pattern, thus kind of battery is identified, and then a test condition according the battery is set.
COPYRIGHT: (C)1999,JPO

Description

【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、電池の製造工程において用いられる電池トレイ及び電池の試験方法に関する。 The present invention relates to relates to a battery tray and method of test cells used in the process of producing the battery.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】各種電子機器のバッテリーに用いられるリチウム電池の製造工程においては、電池の組み立て工程の後に、電池の性能(品質)をチェックする試験工程がある。 In the manufacturing process of lithium batteries used in the Related Art Various electronic devices of the battery after the battery assembly process, there is a test step of checking the performance (quality) of the battery.

【0003】即ちこの電池の試験工程は、組み立て工程において組み立てられた電池に充電を行ない、その後に電圧、インピーダンス、温度などを測定し、不良な電池の場合はこれを取り除き、正常な電池の場合は放電を行なった後、これを完成品とするものである。 [0003] That process of testing the battery performs charging to the battery assembled in the assembly process, then the voltage, impedance, etc. to measure the temperature in the case of poor battery removes this case the normal cell after performing the discharge it is intended to do this with the finished product.

【0004】この電池の試験工程では、多数個の電池がコンベアに載せられて搬送され、充電、測定、放電の各工程に連続的に供給される。 [0004] In the test process of the battery, the plurality of batteries is transported placed on a conveyor, charging, measurement is continuously supplied to each step of the discharge. この電池の搬送には、量産性を考慮して、一度に多数個の電池を収納して搬送できる電池トレイが用いられるが、従来用いられている電池トレイは単に多数個の電池を収納できるようにしただけのものであり、特に電池の試験工程での利便性を考慮した構造とはなっていなかった。 The transport of the battery, in consideration of mass productivity, the although plurality of battery trays can be transported by accommodating the battery is used, such a battery tray is conventionally used which can simply accommodating a plurality of batteries at a time to are only of those that have been, was not particularly so constructed considering the convenience of a battery in the testing process.

【0005】また、電池は複数の種類(円筒型、角型、 [0005] The battery is a plurality of types (cylindrical, square,
及び夫々の型で大きさの異なるもの)があり、その種類によって試験条件例えば充電時の電流、電圧、充電時間などが異なる。 And there are different) type - the size of each and the type by the test conditions for example when the charging current, voltage, and charging time varies.

【0006】この場合従来の試験工程では、人がその都度電池の種類を目視によって確認し、それに応じた試験条件を設定するようにしていた。 [0006] In this case conventional test process, human confirmed visually the type of each time cell, has been to set the test conditions accordingly.

【0007】 [0007]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】上記のように従来用いられていた電池トレイは、単に多数個の電池を収納できるようにしただけのものであり、特に電池の試験工程での利便性を考慮した構造とはなっていなかったため、電池の試験工程において充電や測定などの作業をスムーズに行なうことができず、生産性の面で問題があった。 [SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION A battery tray which has been conventionally used as described above is merely a number just to be able to house the pieces of battery, especially considering the convenience of a battery of test process since the has not been a structure, it is impossible to perform operations such as charging and measurement smoothly in the process of the test battery has a problem in terms of productivity.

【0008】また従来の試験工程では、その都度電池の種類を人が目視で確認して試験条件を設定するようにしていたため、作業効率が悪く、生産性をさらに低下させていた。 [0008] In the conventional testing process, each time a human type of battery because it was possible to set the check and test conditions visually, poor work efficiency, were further reduce productivity.

【0009】 [0009]

【課題を解決するための手段】上記の課題を解決するために本発明は、電池製造工程で多数個の電池を搬送するための電池トレイにおいて、多数個の電池を一定のピッチで収納する電池収納部を形成する仕切壁と、各電池収納部において仕切壁から突出して設けられ、電池を所定の収納位置に位置決めする寄せリブと、各電池収納部において底部に設けられ、電池の試験用の端子が挿入される挿入穴と、を有してなる電池トレイを提供するものである。 The present invention in order to solve the above problems BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION, in the battery tray for conveying the plurality of battery cell manufacturing process, the battery for storing the plurality of batteries at a constant pitch a partition wall forming the housing portion, in each of the battery container protrudes from the partition wall, and asked ribs for positioning the battery in a predetermined storage position, provided at the bottom in each of the battery housing section, for testing the battery there is provided a battery tray pin is has an insertion hole to be inserted, the.

【0010】また本発明による電池の試験方法は、多数個の電池を一定のピッチで収納する電池収納部を形成する仕切壁と、各電池収納部において仕切壁から突出して設けられ、電池を所定の収納位置に位置決めする寄せリブと、を有してなる電池トレイを用いて多数個の電池を搬送するようにした電池製造工程において、トレイの仕切壁や寄せリブの形状を撮像手段で撮像してパターン認識することにより電池の種類を識別し、その電池に応じた各種の試験条件を設定するようにしたものである。 [0010] The method of testing cell according to the present invention, a partition wall forming the battery housing portion for housing a plurality of batteries at a constant pitch, protrudes from the partition wall in each battery compartment, predetermined battery using a battery tray formed by having a asked rib, the positioning in the storage position in the battery manufacturing process so as to convey the plurality of batteries, by imaging a tray of the partition wall and asked rib shape imaging means It identifies the type of battery by pattern recognition Te, in which so as to set various test conditions corresponding to the cell.

【0011】上記の如き本発明による電池トレイは、多数個の電池が一定のピッチで整然と並んだ状態で収納され、また各電池収納部の底部には電池の試験用の端子が挿入される挿入穴が設けられているので、電池の試験工程において充電や測定などの作業がスムーズに行なわれ、生産性が向上する。 [0011] Battery tray according to the present invention as described, the insertion plurality of batteries housed in orderly aligned condition with a constant pitch, also the bottom of the battery housing section to be inserted a terminal for testing the battery since holes are provided, operations such as charging and measurement in the step of the test cell is performed smoothly, and the productivity is improved.

【0012】また本発明による電池の試験方法では、トレイの仕切壁や寄せリブの形状を撮像手段で撮像してパターン認識することにより電池の種類を識別し、その電池に応じた試験条件を設定するようにしたことで、電池の試験工程における作業効率が大幅に改善され、生産性がさらに向上する。 [0012] In the battery testing method according to the invention, imaging a tray of the partition wall and asked rib shape imaging means identifies the type of battery by pattern recognition, setting the test conditions corresponding to the battery by it to, is working efficiency greatly improved in the battery of the test process, productivity can be further improved.

【0013】 [0013]

【発明の実施の形態】以下、図面を参照しながら本発明の実施の形態例について詳細に説明する。 BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION Hereinafter, with reference to the drawings showing preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail. 先ず、図1〜 First, FIG. 1
図4において本発明による電池トレイの一例を説明する。 Illustrating an example of a battery tray according to the present invention in FIG. 尚、ここでは円筒型の電池を多数個収納する電池トレイを例示してある。 Here, it is illustrated a battery tray for large number storage cylindrical batteries.

【0014】図1は電池トレイ1を全体として示しており、この電池トレイ1は上面側を開放した矩形筐状に形成され、その中に多数個の電池10が起立状態で収納されるようになっている。 [0014] Figure 1 shows as a whole a battery tray 1, as the battery tray 1 is formed in a rectangular enclosure shape having an open upper side, the plurality of battery 10 therein is accommodated in a standing state going on.

【0015】図2に示す如く、電池トレイ1には多数個の電池10を一定のピッチで収納する電池収納部2が設けられている。 [0015] As shown in FIG. 2, the battery compartment 2 for accommodating a plurality of battery 10 at a predetermined pitch are provided on the battery tray 1. この電池収納部2は、X方向(図2において横方向)とY方向(縦方向)とに夫々一定のピッチaで形成されており、この電池収納部2に電池10が一個ずつ収納されるようになっている。 The battery accommodating portion 2, X-direction is formed (in FIG. 2 the horizontal direction) in the Y direction (vertical direction) and the respective constant pitch a, the battery 10 is accommodated one by one in the battery housing 2 It has become way.

【0016】電池トレイ1には図3に示すように仕切壁3が設けられ、この仕切壁3によって四方を囲まれるようにして正方形状の電池収納部2が形成されている。 [0016] The battery tray 1 partition wall 3 is provided as shown in FIG. 3, square battery container 2 so as to be surrounded on all sides is formed by the partition walls 3.
尚、仕切壁3の高さは、図4で明らかな如く電池トレイ1の深さの半分程度に形成されている。 The height of the partition wall 3 is formed to about half in apparent as the battery tray 1 deep FIG.

【0017】各電池収納部2においては、電池10を所定の収納位置に正確に位置決めするための寄せリブ4が仕切壁3から中心に向かって突出形成されている。 [0017] In the battery housing 2 is asked ribs 4 for accurately positioning the battery 10 to a predetermined storage position are formed to protrude toward the center from the partition wall 3.

【0018】本例ではこの寄せリブ4は四方の仕切壁3 [0018] This asked rib 4 in the present example, the four sides of the partition wall 3
から夫々2本ずつの計8本が設けられており、電池収納部2に挿入された電池10はこの8本の寄せリブ4によって中央に寄せられる状態で所定の収納位置にガタつくことなく確実に収められる。 Total of eight each respective two is provided from reliably without rattling in a predetermined storage position in the state the battery 10 inserted into the battery housing portion 2 which is closer to the center by asked ribs 4 of the eight It is housed in.

【0019】尚、電池10には大きさの異なるものが複数種類あり、例えば本例に示した円筒型の電池には径が17mmと18mmの二種類のものがあるが、この電池の径の違いには、寄せリブ4の突出寸法bを変えることにより容易に対応できるものである。 [0019] Incidentally, there are a plurality of types having a different magnitude to the battery 10, for example, the diameter in the cylindrical battery shown in this example are those of two kinds of 17mm and 18 mm, the diameter of the cell the differences are those readily accommodated by varying the projecting dimension b of submitted rib 4.

【0020】また、寄せリブ4は上部を傾斜状にカットした形状に形成されており、これによって電池10をスムーズに挿入できる構造となっている。 Further, it asked rib 4 is formed in a shape obtained by cutting the upper part inclined, thereby has a structure that can insert the battery 10 smoothly.

【0021】さらに各電池収納部2においては、その底部の中心に挿入穴5が設けられており、後述するようにこの挿入穴5から電池の試験用(充電及び測定用)の端子が挿入されるようになっている。 Furthermore in each battery compartment 2 has an insertion hole 5 provided in the center of its bottom, the terminal for testing the battery from the insertion hole 5 as described later (for charging and measurement) are inserted It has become so.

【0022】図5〜図7は電池トレイの他の形状例を示す。 [0022] FIGS. 5-7 show another example of the shape of the battery tray. 本例に示す電池トレイは、角型の電池を多数個収納するものである。 Battery tray in this example is to large number storage batteries of the square. 尚、ここで前述した図1〜図4の円筒型電池用の電池トレイと対応する部分には同一符号を付しその説明は省略する。 Here, the same reference numerals are given to the battery tray with a corresponding portion of a cylindrical battery of FIGS. 1-4 described above and a description thereof will be omitted.

【0023】本例の電池トレイ1が前述した円筒型電池用のトレイと異なる点を説明すると、本例の電池トレイ1では電池収納部2の形状が角型電池の形状に対応した長方形状に形成されていると共に、この電池収納部2は電池10を45°傾けた状態で収納する形状となっている。 [0023] When the battery tray 1 of the present embodiment will be described focusing on points different from the tray for cylindrical battery described above, the rectangular shape of the battery tray 1 in the battery housing section 2 of the present embodiment is corresponding to the shape of the rectangular cell together they are formed, the battery storage portion 2 has a shape for housing in a state of tilting the battery 10 45 °. また本例の電池トレイ1における寄せリブ4は、仕切壁3の長辺側から夫々2本、短辺側から夫々1本の計6本が設けられている。 The submitted ribs 4 in the battery tray 1 of this embodiment, each two of the long sides of the partition walls 3, each one of a total of six are provided from the short side.

【0024】本例の角型電池用の電池トレイ1は、前述した円筒型電池用のトレイと外形寸法が同一であり、また電池収納部2のピッチaも同一となっている。 The battery tray 1 for the prismatic battery of the present embodiment, the tray with Dimensions for cylindrical battery described above are identical, also pitch a battery housing portion 2 are the same. これにより、電池の試験工程での設備を円筒型電池用と角型電池用とで共通化できるものである。 Accordingly, it is intended to be shared between a cylindrical battery and prismatic battery equipment for battery testing process.

【0025】次に電池トレイの材質について説明する。 [0025] will now be described the material of the battery tray.
電池トレイ1は、プラスチックを材料とした射出成形品である。 Battery tray 1 is injection-molded article of the plastic as a material. その材質としては一般にはPP(ポリプロピレン)が用いられるが、電池が異常発熱した際の火災防止策として、PPより燃えにくい難燃PPの使用が考えられる。 Although generally PP (polypropylene) is used as the material, as a fire prevention measures when the battery is abnormal heat, contemplated for use fireproof flame retardant PP than PP.

【0026】しかしながら、難燃PPの場合、60℃以上の環境下では難燃PPに含まれる臭化水素系難燃材が粉体物質を発生させて電池に悪影響を与えるおそれがあるため、ここでは特にPPS(ポリフェニレンサルファイド)を使用する。 [0026] However, for the case of flame retardant PP, under 60 ° C. or more environments that can adversely affect hydrobromic flame retardant is to generate the powder material cells included in the flame-retardant PP, here In particular using PPS (polyphenylene sulfide).

【0027】このPPSは臭化水素系難燃材を含んでいないため、60℃以上の環境下でも粉体物質が発生することはないので、電池に悪影響を及ぼすことはない。 [0027] The PPS did not contain a hydrogen bromide-based flame retardant, since it is not the powder material occurs even under 60 ° C. or higher environment, does not adversely affect the battery. またこのPPSは、難燃度を示すUL94規格において最も燃えにくい5V相当であることが接炎難燃試験により確認済みであるため、火災防止の対策をより強化できるものである(難燃試験法UL94の規格は、燃え易い順にHB,V2,V1,V0、そして最も燃えにくい5V Also this PPS, because it is considerably most fireproof 5V to the UL94 standard showing the flame retardancy is verified by flaming flame retardant test, those capable of further protection against a fire prevention (flame retardancy test method UL94 standards, HB to easy order burning, V2, V1, V0, and most fireproof 5V
までの5段階がある。 There are five levels of up to. ちなみに、PPはHBレベル、難燃PPはV0レベルである)。 Incidentally, the PP HB level, flame retardant PP is V0 level).

【0028】続いて、以上の如き電池トレイが使用される電池の製造工程における電池の試験工程について図8 [0028] Subsequently, the batteries of the test process in the cell manufacturing process more such batteries tray is used Figure 8
及び図9を参照しながら説明する。 And it will be described with reference to FIG. 尚、ここでは電池1 Here, the battery 1
0として円筒型電池の場合を例示してある。 It is illustrated the case of a cylindrical battery as 0.

【0029】電池の組み立て工程において組み立てられた電池10は、コンベアにて先ずトレイローダー工程に供給される。 The battery 10 assembled in the assembly process of the battery is supplied to the first tray loader process at conveyor. このトレイローダー工程において電池10 Battery in the tray loader step 10
は、図8に示す如く複数本(この例では4本)ずつチャックユニット20でチャッキングされる。 It is chucked by a plurality of (four in this example) by the chuck unit 20 as shown in FIG. ここでチャッキングされる電池10のピッチは、電池トレイ1の電池収納部2のピッチaと対応している。 Wherein a pitch of the battery 10 to be chucked corresponds to the pitch a of the battery housing portion 2 of the battery tray 1.

【0030】そしてこのチャッキングされた電池10 [0030] and this chucked the battery 10
は、予め所定の位置に位置決めされた電池トレイ1の電池収納部2にロボットによって上方から挿入される。 It is inserted from above in advance by predetermined battery tray 1 of the battery compartment 2 to the robot positioned at the position. この動作を何度か繰り返して電池トレイ1の全ての電池収納部2に電池10が収納されるとトレイローダー工程が終了し、その後電池トレイ1はコンベアに載せられて次の充電工程に搬送される。 When all of the battery housing section 2 to the battery 10 of the battery tray 1 is accommodated by repeating this operation several times tray loader process is completed, subsequently the battery tray 1 is placed on a conveyor conveying the next charging step that.

【0031】充電工程では、図9に示す如く固定台21 [0031] In the charging step, the fixing table as shown in FIG. 9 21
の上に電池トレイ1が位置決めされ、その状態で電池トレイ1の上方から充電用の負極側端子22が電池10の負極の中心部に接触すると共に、電池トレイ1の下方から充電用の正極側端子23が挿入穴5を通って電池10 Battery tray 1 is positioned on top of, along with the negative terminal 22 of the charging in this state from above the battery tray 1 contacts the central portion of the negative electrode of the battery 10, the positive electrode side of the charging from the lower side of the battery tray 1 battery terminal 23 through the insertion hole 5 10
の正極の中心部に接触する。 Contact of the center portion of the positive electrode. 尚、ここで端子22,23 Here, at the terminals 22 and 23
は夫々バネ24,25の力によって電池10に対し弾性的に押し当てられるようにして確実に接触する構造となっている。 Has a structure that securely contacts as devoted resiliently pressed against the battery 10 by the force of each spring 24, 25.

【0032】このように充電用の端子22,23が電池10に接触した状態で端子22,23から電池10に電流が供給されて充電が行なわれ、充電終了後には端子2 [0032] Thus the terminals 22 and 23 for charging is carried out charging current is supplied to the battery 10 from the terminal 22, 23 in contact with the battery 10, after completion of charging terminals 2
2,23が電池10から離されて電池トレイ1はコンベアによって所定の保管庫まで搬送される。 2,23 battery tray 1 is separated from the battery 10 is conveyed by a conveyor to a predetermined depot. そして保管庫で所定の時間が経過した後、電池トレイ1は再びコンベアに載せられて次の測定工程に搬送される。 And after a predetermined time has elapsed depot, battery tray 1 is conveyed placed again conveyor to the next measurement step.

【0033】測定工程では、前述した充電工程と同様にして、図9に示すように固定台21の上に電池トレイ1 [0033] In the measuring step, similarly to the charging step described above, the battery tray 1 on the fixed base 21 as shown in FIG. 9
が位置決めされ、その状態で電池トレイ1の上方から測定用の負極側端子22が電池10の負極の中心部に接触すると共に、電池トレイ1の下方から測定用の正極側端子23が挿入穴5を通って電池10の正極の中心部に接触し、この状態で電圧、インピーダンスなどの測定が行なわれる。 There is positioned, together with the negative terminal 22 for measurement from above the battery tray 1 in that state is brought into contact with the central portion of the negative electrode of the battery 10, the positive terminal 23 insertion hole 5 for measurement from below the battery tray 1 through the contact with the center portion of the positive electrode of the battery 10, the voltage, the measurement of such impedance is performed in this state. また測定工程においては、この他に電池10 In addition the measurement process, the battery 10 to the other
の温度監視なども行なう。 Such as temperature monitoring is also performed.

【0034】そしてこの測定工程において不良な電池即ち測定値が一定の基準を外れた電池が発見された場合は、その電池を電池トレイから取り除く。 [0034] Then if the battery defective battery ie measurements at the measuring step is out of the predetermined criteria is found, remove the battery from the battery tray. その後、残りの正常な電池が収納されている電池トレイ1はコンベアによって次の放電工程まで搬送される。 Thereafter, the battery trays 1 remaining normal batteries are accommodated is transported by the conveyor to the next discharge step.

【0035】放電工程では、放電装置の棚の上で電池トレイ1を所定の時間放置することにより、電池10に充電された電気を空気中に自然放電させる。 [0035] In the discharge step, by leaving on time battery tray 1 given in shelf discharge device, the electricity charged in the battery 10 is naturally discharged into the air.

【0036】こうして電池の製造工程における電池の試験工程(充電、測定、放電)が全て終了した後、これを完成品の電池として出荷する。 [0036] Thus battery testing step in the manufacturing process of the battery (charging, measurement, discharge) was completed and shipped as a battery of the finished product.

【0037】以上の如き電池の試験工程において使用される電池トレイ1は、多数個の電池10が一定のピッチで整然と並んだ状態で収納され、また各電池収納部2の底部には電池10の充電及び測定用の端子22,23が挿入される挿入穴5が設けられているので、電池の試験工程において充電や測定などの作業がスムーズに行なわれ、生産性が向上する。 The battery tray 1 used in the step of testing more such cells, the plurality of battery 10 is housed in the orderly aligned condition with a constant pitch, also the battery 10 to the bottom of the battery housing part 2 since the insertion hole 5 of the terminal 22 and 23 for charging and measurement are inserted are provided, operations such as charging and measurement in the step of the test cell is performed smoothly, and the productivity is improved.

【0038】またこの電池トレイ1は、寄せリブ4の突出寸法bを変えるだけで複数種類の電池を収納できるので、電池の多品種化に容易に対応することができる。 Further the battery tray 1, it is possible to accommodate a plurality kinds of batteries only by changing the protrusion dimension b of submitted ribs 4, it is possible to easily cope with a wide variety of cells.

【0039】そしてこの電池トレイ1では、上記のように複数種類の電池を夫々一定のピッチで並べた状態で収納できることにより、電池の試験工程の各工程(トレイローダー工程、充電工程、測定工程、放電工程)での設備を電池の種類ごとに設ける必要がなく、各工程における最小の設備での生産が可能となる。 [0039] Then, in the battery tray 1, by which can be housed in a state of arranging a plurality of types of cells each at a constant pitch, as described above, each of steps (a tray loader process of battery testing step, the charging step, measuring step, it is not necessary to provide for each type of battery equipment in the discharge step), it is possible to produce with minimal equipment in each step.

【0040】ところで、前述した如き電池の試験工程においては、電池10の種類によって試験条件が異なる。 [0040] Incidentally, in the step of test cells such as described above, the test conditions are different depending on the kind of the battery 10.
例えば、例示した円筒型電池には径が17mmと18m For example, illustrated 17mm is the diameter in a cylindrical battery and 18m
mの二種類のものがあり、この17mm径の電池と18 There are two types of things m, the battery of the 17mm diameter 18
mm径の電池の充電時の条件は表1に示すようになっている。 Conditions at the time of charging the battery mm diameter is as shown in Table 1.

【0041】 [0041]

【表1】 [Table 1]

【0042】この表1から明らかなように、17mm径の電池と18mm径の電池とでは、充電電圧と充電時間は同一であるも、充電電流において条件が大きく異なっている。 [0042] As is clear from Table 1, in the battery cell and the 18mm diameter of 17mm diameter, also the charging voltage and charging time are identical, conditions are significantly different in charge current.

【0043】従来の電池の試験工程では、人がその都度電池の種類を目視によって確認し、それに応じた充電条件を設定するようにしていたため、作業効率が悪く生産性が低かった。 [0043] In the test process of the conventional battery, human was confirmed by visual observation the type of each time cell, because it was possible to set the charging condition in response thereto, lower productivity is low working efficiency.

【0044】そこで本例においては、図10に示す如く予め電池トレイ1の仕切壁3や寄せリブ4の形状を撮像手段であるCCDカメラ30によって撮像し、これをコンピュータでパターン認識することにより電池の種類を識別し、その電池に応じた充電条件を自動的に設定するようにしてある。 [0044] In this example therefore, battery by captured by the CCD camera 30 is an imaging unit in advance shape of the partition walls 3 and asked ribs 4 of the battery tray 1 as shown in FIG. 10, the pattern recognition this on a computer identify the type, it is to be set charging condition in response to the cell automatically.

【0045】即ち、コンピュータのメモリには電池トレイ1の仕切壁3や寄せリブ4の形状パターンが電池の種類別に記憶されており、これに基づいてコンピュータはCCDカメラ30で撮像した仕切壁3や寄せリブ4の形状のパターンを認識して電池の種類を識別する。 [0045] That is, the memory of the computer and the shape pattern of the partition walls 3 and asked ribs 4 of the battery tray 1 is stored for each type of battery, the computer Ya partition wall 3 captured by the CCD camera 30 based on this identifying the type of battery to recognize patterns in the shape of submitted rib 4. そしてコンピュータは、識別した電池の種類に応じて表1に示したような電池の充電条件を設定し、これを実行するようにシステムの制御を行なう。 The computer sets the charge condition of the battery as shown in Table 1 in accordance with the type of the identified cell to control the system to do this.

【0046】このようにすることにより、電池の試験工程における作業効率が従来に比べて大幅に改善され、生産性をさらに向上させることができるものである。 [0046] By doing so, a significant improvement in work efficiency than conventional in the battery testing process, in which the productivity can be further improved.

【0047】以上、本発明の実施の形態例について説明したが、本発明はこの例に限ることなく他にも種々の実施形態を採り得るものであることは言うまでもない。 [0047] Having described exemplary embodiments of the present invention, it is needless to say the present invention is to obtain take various embodiments to other not limited to this example.

【0048】 [0048]

【発明の効果】以上に説明した如く本発明による電池トレイは、多数個の電池が一定のピッチで整然と並んだ状態で収納され、また各電池収納部の底部には電池の試験用の端子が挿入される挿入穴が設けられているので、電池の試験工程において充電や測定などの作業がスムーズに行なわれ、生産性が向上する。 Battery tray according to the invention as has been described above, according to the present invention, multiple pieces of batteries housed in orderly aligned condition with a constant pitch, also the terminal for test cells at the bottom of each battery compartment since the insertion hole is inserted is provided, operations such as charging and measurement in the step of the test cell is performed smoothly, and the productivity is improved.

【0049】また本発明による電池の試験方法では、トレイの仕切壁や寄せリブの形状を撮像手段で撮像してパターン認識することにより電池の種類を識別し、その電池に応じた試験条件を設定するようにしたことで、電池の試験工程における作業効率が従来に比して大幅に改善され、生産性がさらに向上する。 [0049] In the battery testing method according to the invention, imaging a tray of the partition wall and asked rib shape imaging means identifies the type of battery by pattern recognition, setting the test conditions corresponding to the battery by you to, work efficiency in the cell test process is greatly improved in comparison with the conventional, productivity is further improved.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明による電池トレイを示す斜視図である。 Is a perspective view showing a battery tray according to the invention; FIG.

【図2】同、一部分の平面図である。 FIG. 2 is the same, is a plan view of a portion.

【図3】同、電池収納部の拡大平面図である。 [3] the is an enlarged plan view of the battery compartment.

【図4】図3のA−A断面図である。 4 is an A-A sectional view of FIG.

【図5】本発明による電池トレイの他の例を示す一部分の平面図である。 It is a plan view of a portion showing another example of a battery tray according to the present invention; FIG.

【図6】同、電池収納部の拡大平面図である。 [6] the is an enlarged plan view of the battery compartment.

【図7】図6のB−B断面図である。 7 is a sectional view taken along line B-B of FIG.

【図8】電池の試験工程におけるトレイローダー工程の説明図である。 8 is an explanatory view of the tray loader step in battery testing process.

【図9】同、充電工程及び測定工程の説明図である。 [9] the is an explanatory view of a charging process and measurement process.

【図10】本発明による電池の試験方法の説明図である。 It is an explanatory view of a method of testing cell according to the present invention; FIG.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

1‥‥電池トレイ、2‥‥電池収納部、3‥‥仕切壁、 1 ‥‥ battery tray, 2 ‥‥ battery compartment, 3 ‥‥ partition wall,
4‥‥寄せリブ、5‥‥挿入穴、22,23‥‥端子、 4 ‥‥ pulling ribs, 5 ‥‥ insertion holes, 22, 23 ‥‥ terminal,
30‥‥CCDカメラ(撮像手段) 30 ‥‥ CCD camera (imaging means)

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】 電池製造工程において多数個の電池を搬送するための電池トレイであって、 多数個の電池を一定のピッチで収納する電池収納部を形成する仕切壁と、 各電池収納部において上記仕切壁から突出して設けられ、電池を所定の収納位置に位置決めする寄せリブと、 各電池収納部において底部に設けられ、電池の試験用の端子が挿入される挿入穴と、 を有してなる電池トレイ。 1. A battery tray for carrying a large number of cells in the cell manufacturing process, and a partition wall forming the battery housing portion for housing a plurality of batteries at a constant pitch in each battery compartment protrudes from the partition wall, having a asked rib for positioning the battery in a predetermined storage position, provided at the bottom in each of the battery housing portion, an insertion hole terminal for testing the battery is inserted, the battery tray made.
  2. 【請求項2】 多数個の電池を一定のピッチで収納する電池収納部を形成する仕切壁と、 各電池収納部において上記仕切壁から突出して設けられ、電池を所定の収納位置に位置決めする寄せリブと、 を有してなる電池トレイを用いて多数個の電池を搬送するようにした電池製造工程において、 上記トレイの仕切壁や寄せリブの形状を撮像手段で撮像してパターン認識することにより電池の種類を識別し、 A partition wall forming the battery housing portion 2. A housing a plurality of batteries at a constant pitch, protrudes from the partition wall in each battery compartment, asked for positioning the battery in a predetermined storage position in the battery manufacturing process so as to convey the plurality of batteries using the battery tray formed by a rib, and by pattern recognition by imaging the partition wall and asked rib shape of the tray by the imaging means It identifies the type of battery,
    その電池に応じた各種の試験条件を設定するようにした電池の試験方法。 Battery test method which is adapted to set the various test conditions corresponding to the cell.
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