Inficon has introduced technology that the company says will allow automakers and battery suppliers to reliably check EV battery cells for leaks. The company says its technology can accurately test all types of lithium-ion battery cells.
Developed at the company’s research facilities in Cologne, Germany, Inficon’s new quality-control systems incorporate mass-spectrometer technology that can detect leaks 1,000 times smaller than other test methods, the company says.
Thomas Parker, Inficon’s North American automotive sales manager, added that the company is working with several companies to develop robotic and other high-speed assembly-line applications for the new technology. He adds Inficon’s ELT3000’s spectrometer technology can help assure extended EV battery life of up to 10 years or more, reduce warranty costs and help guard against battery fires.