NETZSCH Pumps is highlighting its complex fluid handling solutions for lithium battery manufacturing.
Both the NEMO and PERIPRO pumps have the ability to transfer complex fluids and provide accurate and repeatable metered flows of viscous, shear sensitive, and high solids laden materials which makes them well suited for lithium battery production.
NETZSCH NEMO Progressing Cavity pumps are designed for the battery manufacturing process. They can convey this industry’s wide range of abrasive slurries and harsh fluids without pulsation and meter them with extremely high precision. The elimination of metal-to-metal contact of the pump’s wetted parts and lubrication-free shaft joint options ensure no contamination of the products. The pumps can also operate at slow speeds supplying very steady, low flows. NEMO pumps can be provided with many different materials of construction including abrasion resistant hardened steel, ceramic rotors, and one of over 30 stator elastomers. NETZSCH formulates the elastomer compounds in-house to withstand the harsh chemicals and solvents in the liquids.
NEMO Progressing Cavity Pumps are optimal for demanding electrode coating and slurry mixing applications. For coating applications, they continuously feed even highly viscous slurries with high concentrations of solids in a pulsation-free manner to the coating system achieving the critical thin and uniform coating thickness. The mixing pumps accurately meter the raw materials for a perfect mix to ensure consistent and optimum battery performance. NEMO pumps also meter or transfer ceramic slurries, electrolytes, adhesives, resins, and many other battery process fluids including those with aggressive solvents.
PERIPRO Peristaltic Pumps have a heavy duty construction for demanding applications, with large, easy-to-maintain rollers for longer service life. These pumps are ideal for complex fluids, such as abrasive, corrosive, viscous, and delicate products. Ultimately, this pump design provides energy savings up to 30 percent, and requires 90% less lubricant when compared to other peristaltic pumps using shoe technology.
Among the features that make PERIPRO ideal for lithium battery manufacturing is the fact that it is a compact, seal-less design, so no hazardous emissions can escape. The hose material has excellent chemical resistance and is provided in several elastomeric choices.