Over the last few years, lithium-ion has become the battery chemistry of choice for the new generation of electric and hybrid vehicles. Stricter emission standards, along with falling battery prices, has driven tremendous growth in this market as well as in energy storage, consumer electronics, medical equipment, and power tools.
Thermo Scientific web gauging measurement and control systems have a vital role in lithium-ion battery manufacturing. Building off over 70 years of gauging experience, our new solution, Thermo Scientific LInspector measurement and control platform has been specifically designed to address the need for accurate electrode coating weight measurement, multilayer thickness measurement of separator films and electrode calendering thickness measurement.
The combination of sensor accuracy, reporting capabilities and innovative techniques in Thermo Scientific systems allows a single source end-to-end solution, helping manufacturers to improve the safety, consistency and efficiency of lithium-ion batteries and to deliver high quality, reliable products.
Whether the application is electrode coating weight measurement, electrode calendering thickness measurement or multilayer thickness measurement of separator films, Thermo Scientific measurement and control systems ensure the quality, productivity, and safety of lithium-ion batteries.
Thermo Scientific online measurement and control technologies for lithium-ion battery applications include infrared, x-ray, beta and optical and provide results-oriented solutions to reduce costs, improve quality and enhance profitability.
Thermo Scientific scanner designs assure accuracy, profile repeatability and fast, robust measurement thanks to the integrated UFC processor board, which performs dedicated data acquisition and sensor control functions locally. This eliminates the dependence on a remote supervisory computer, improving performance and simplifying maintenance.
Analytics, reporting capabilities, 3D profile displays and defect mapping help to maintain in-spec production and reduce the risk of non-uniformity and other downstream battery production issues.