In the field of battery masses (anode and cathode slurries), you have the option to carry out customized experiments specific to the question or problem at hand at our Stuttgart Test Lab. Tasks relevant to today’s manufacturing processes, such as switching from batch to continuous production processes while maintaining or even improving end product quality, can be addressed in a controlled environment as well as questions surrounding maximum solid content of battery slurries or the homogeneity of water-based cathode slurries. Since CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to reproduction) materials are used in manufacturing cathode slurries, all experiments are conducted in compliance with local regulations for handling CMR substances. Safe handling during use of toxic active materials is thus guaranteed.
Cathode masses experiments at the Stuttgart Test Lab run from raw material feeding to discharge of battery compounds under strictly controlled conditions. Various extruder sizes are available for a wide variety of tasks, such as the ZSK 18 MEGAlab or the ZSK 26 Mc18 extruder for developing new recipes at lab scale, or the ZSK 32 Mc18 or ZSK 40 Mc Plus twin screw extruder for scale-up experiments. Using proven scale-up methods, our process engineers convert test results to production scale. The modular construction of the process section and screw shaft allows tests to be tailored to customers’ requirements and formulations. Machines can even be optimized while operating during trials, thanks to our process engineers’ many years of direct experience. For high-accuracy feeding of ingredients that are not always easy to handle, the lab has access to a portfolio of around 100 gravimetric Coperion K-Tron feeders for solid materials (powder) and liquids.
Moreover, the Coperion Test Lab in Stuttgart has an adjacent laboratory with numerous possibilities for bulk material analysis to immediately evaluate product quality and properties. Among these are viscosity measurement (using a plate-plate rheometer), grindometer, and solid content measurement.
Are you interested in trials at our Test Lab? Then contact us.