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Pfeiffer Vacuum at the Battery Show 2024: Battery Leak Testing Assures Quality and Longevity

Asslar, June 12, 2024. At this year’s Battery Show Europe, Pfeiffer Vacuum will exhibit state-of-the-art vacuum and leak detection solutions for advanced battery manufacturing and battery recycling.

Improved quality, high yield and reduced manufacturing and testing costs

There are several decisive factors for the functionality, high quality and safety of lithium-ion batteries. These include their integrity and impermeability to external influences such as penetrating moisture. For this reason, leak detection systems to test the batteries are incorporated in the battery manufacturing process. Vacuum and leak detection solutions from Pfeiffer Vacuum are integrated into such systems and help meet strict requirements. It is essential to achieve the required cycle time and deliver highly reproducible battery cell testing. These systems make it possible to quantify and localize even the smallest of leaks. Any such leaks can be eliminated rapidly in a downstream production stage. On the basis of the test results that are obtained, the geometries of the batteries can be changed, and improvements made to production methods and workflows. The benefits this brings include improved quality, higher yields, and savings in production and testing costs.

Essential leak detection and vacuum solutions from a single source

Pfeiffer Vacuum stands out with its wealth of expertise in the field of leak testing and vacuum technology. At stand E74 in hall 8, visitors to the Battery Show in Stuttgart  can find out about leak detectors such as the ASI 35 as well as the GSD 350 quadrupole mass spectrometer. Mass spectrometers help to analyze the composition of any gases that develop. This allows conclusions to be made not only about the chemical processes but also about the quality of the cells. This is relevant for the battery formation stage. The Pfeiffer Vacuum portfolio is rounded off with vacuum pumps and vacuum components. These are known for their reliability at every stage of the production of lithium-ion batteries. The pump technology incorporated in the HiScroll ATEX offers enhanced explosion protection due to its safe structural design, hermetic seal and temperature monitoring.

About Pfeiffer Vacuum

Pfeiffer Vacuum (stock exchange symbol PFV, ISIN DE0006916604) is one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum solutions. In addition to a full range of hybrid and magnetically levitated turbopumps, the product portfolio comprises backing pumps, leak detectors, measurement and analysis devices, vacuum components as well as vacuum chambers and systems. Ever since the invention of the turbopump by Pfeiffer Vacuum, the company has stood for innovative solutions and high-tech products in the analytical, industrial, research & development, semiconductor and future technologies markets. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is active throughout the world today. The company employs a workforce of some 4,000 people and has more than 20 sales and service companies as well as 10 manufacturing sites worldwide.

Pfeiffer Vacuum is part of the Busch Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, blowers, compressors and gas abatement systems. Under its umbrella, the group houses three well-known brands: Busch Vacuum Solutions, Pfeiffer Vacuum and centrotherm clean solutions.