Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions highlights pump solutions for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery production
November 29, 2022
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) highlights its range of pumps ideal for a variety of manufacturing processes used in producing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. On offer are Bredel hose pumps and Bredel APEX products, which provide constant production cycle efficiency and help manufacturers meet ever-more demanding battery production schedules.
Bredel hose pumps are ideal for use in the ball milling process used in manufacturing lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. Unlike older air-operated double-diaphragm pump (AODD) pump technology, Bredel hose pumps are not affected by slurry viscosity, which ensures greater production cycle efficiency. The pumps run at 20 revolutions per minute in continuous 24/7 operation as part of a computer-controlled process. The Bredel pump also reduces wear to the ball/seats that can result in leakage, causing increased downtime and repair costs.
Bredel APEX hose pumps are ideal for use in transferring liquid chemicals from raw material tanks to reaction tanks at stable flow rates for production of battery-grade cobalt tetroxide and high-purity battery-grade cobalt sulphate. The pumps are designed to operate 24 hours for 7-10 day periods and are supplied with optimum hose elements. With their seal-less, valve-less design, APEX pumps are engineered for a more competitive price/performance ratio in comparison with high-pressure hose pumps and are designed to suit all dosing, metering and transfer applications with unmatched flow stability.
For more information on pumps for battery production, visit: https://www.wmfts.com/en-us/industrial/case-studies/lithium-battery-plant-replaces-aodd-pumps/.
About Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions is an award-winning, global leader in fluid management technology and for over 60 years has engineered components and systems for customers in the food processing and handling, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. The company is part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a FTSE 100 company. Learn more at www.wmfts.com or @WMFTS_news.