Established in 1933, Nissan is made up of a richly diverse group of people, as reflected in the company’s leadership team and the numerous corporate outreach programs in which we participate in the community. Together, we have what it takes to build cars and trucks with the power to change both the way you view the world and the way you move in it.
Late in 2012, ICSI was commissioned to design and build a mock assembly line for the Nissan battery plant in Smyrna, TN. This is the facility which manufactures the lithium-ion batteries used in Nissan’s new Leaf electric cars.
The system we designed called for trainers to be able to disconnect or interrupt selected circuits inside lockable junction boxes, and then have the ability to trace down and pinpoint the problems. It uses 9-volt batteries to represent assembled car batteries.
The completed system included: three robots; two computerized camera inspection systems; several sensors & safety systems, etc., all set up for new technicians to train on.
Now Nissan has a Battery Testing Station with which to train its employees and this job, one of the most complicated ICSI has attempted, was well received and has positioned us for more work in their facility.