The North American Battery Show website claims this year’s show is a “must-attend event for engineers and innovators looking to keep on pace with automotive, consumer, medical, and stationary application growth. The Battery Show will provide expert-led educational sessions and product showcases representing the full supply chain — from raw materials to recycling.” As a bonus, the Battery Show is being combined with the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo.
The event will have eight different tracks: Advanced Battery Technologies Industry Outlook, Battery Design and Manufacturing, Advanced Battery Materials, Stationary Power, E/HV Technologies Industry Outlook, Hybrid Vehicle Design Advancements, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Components, and Charging & Infrastructure Advancements. Each of these tracks have a multitude of sessions that address specific topics within the track.
It is indeed the place to deepen your knowledge of batteries, including lithium-ion batteries. These rechargeable batteries are used in small hand-held electronics to medium sized electric vehicles such as cars, buses and trucks to larger marine vessels and smart grid energy storage systems. With industry concerns about the availability of materials to achieve low-cost, fast-charge cells and to fulfill the increased demand for green energy, including electric transportation, this show is the place to get answers – even on the show floor.
Over 650 suppliers will be demonstrating the latest technology solutions across the advanced battery supply chain. We’ll be in Booth 2659 demonstrating the latest in gauging and structural analysis technologies.
Critical to the advancement of the battery is the emergence of higher quality separator film, new coatings of separator film for higher efficiency, and the uniform coating of the anode and cathode materials. But the coating thickness and weight must be optimal to ensure a longer-lasting and safer battery. (We previously wrote about this subject in The Importance of Film and Coating Measurement of Lithium-Ion Batteries.)
Online non-contact measurement and control systems, also referred to as web gauging systems, for lithium-ion battery applications include infrared and beta for thickness measurement of separator film, coating of separator film, and battery anode and cathode coating to ensure the efficient production of uniform, reliable, functional products. These systems help battery manufacturers meet stringent customer specifications and guarantee the performance of materials while minimizing raw material waste.
In addition to gauging technology, we will also be discussing X-ray Diffraction (XRD) at the booth. XRD is a structural analysis technique that is typically used to identify and quantify mineral composition, phases or compounds in powder materials or thin films and layers. X-ray diffraction systems can be used to do in situ and in operandi measurements to optimize formulations with suitable structural forms of the lithium and related materials such as polymers and/or graphite-based materials. Stop by the booth to see how a benchtop X-ray Diffractometer allows real-time rapid determination of polymorphic structures, measurement of the percentage of crystallinity and the study of phase transitions, and observation of the stability of materials at high temperatures, reactivity, texture and stress.
With an expected attendance of over 8,000 engineers, innovators, and thought leaders plus presentations and demonstrations, you’ll be fueled when you return to your operations. If you can’t make it, however, you can follow the show on twitter using #TBS19, or access our free resources:
- Application Note: Solutions for Lithium-Ion Battery
- Brochure: Measurement and Control System for Lithium-Ion Battery
- Webinar: Webinars: Materials Science Analysis with XRD and XRF
The Battery Show
September 10-12, 2019
Suburban Collection Showplace
Follow on twitter at #TBS19