The world is changing. The power that we use daily is coming from batteries more than ever before. Storing power from greener sources and using it on demand is becoming the new normal. This shift to lithium-ion battery power is the most impactful in Electric Vehicles (EV). Manufacturing a lithium-ion battery for an EV includes a variety of special pump applications.
The SANDPIPER air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) product family is perfectly equipped to handle all of these unique applications and more. Within the battery-making process are aggressive and hazardous chemicals, abrasive slurries, and high viscosity mixtures. There are also purity considerations with the battery material where contaminants must be avoided.
We recognize that keeping the cathode and anode slurry contaminant-free is critical to producing quality battery systems. To help ensure the integrity of the battery, we can produce our metal and plastic AODD pumps with compliant materials that do not contain contaminating materials like copper, iron, and zinc.
Below are the most common lithium battery types. Our Signature Series AODD pumps can easily be applied to any and all of these slurry pumping applications. Our stainless steel and polypropylene pump materials are compatible with these process liquids as well as the slurries used to produce the graphite anode. From material processing right through to the battery cell production process, the SANDPIPER AODD pump can handle it all.
|Chemical Description||Common Abbreviation/
|Lithium Titanate||LTO/Li2TiO3||Electric Vehicles and Grid Storage|
|Lithium Iron Phosphate||LFP/LiFePO4||Electric Vehicles, Hand tools, Medical devices|
|Lithium Manganese Oxide||LMO/LiFePO4||Electric Vehicles, Hand tools, Medical devices|
|Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide||NMC/LiNiMnCoO2||Electric Vehicles, Hand tools, Medical devices|
|Lithium Cobalt Oxide||LCO/LiCoO2||Small Batteries, Cell Phones, Laptops|
|Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide||NCA/LiNiCoAIO2||Electric Vehicles and Grid Storage|
The SANDPIPER AODD pump is a critical component of the cathode/anode process and the battery cell process. These pumps are durable in tough applications, flexible enough to handle system upsets, and are the perfect pumps to keep your battery manufacturing process up and running.
Basic transfer of chemicals and slurries: All are available with materials designed to reduce process contamination.
Specialty Pumps for All Your Battery Processing Needs:
SANDPIPER’s externally serviceable air distribution system (ESADS+) allows for quick and easy access to the pilot and spool valves without removing the pump from service, maximizing uptime! We have standardized one ESADS+ design for all 1.5" through 3" pumps for maximum interchangeability and reduced on-site inventory. Learn more here.
SANDPIPER revolutionized the AODD pump market in 1965 with the introduction of AODD pump designs that excel in the widest range of industries and applications. Today, our AODD pump portfolio is the broadest and most versatile with engineered solutions for a variety of industries and applications.
We are recognized as having the best pre-sale and post-sale technical support available anywhere. From pump sizing and material selection to safety and certifications, we are ready to help.
We offer a range of products to enhance and maximize performance, as well as address specific control needs for chemical pumping applications. Learn more about SANDPIPER accessories.
SANDPIPER pumps are available in metallic and non-metallic options with ATEX certification.
To determine the chemical compatibility of these pumps with your application, please refer to our Chemical Compatibility Guide. Certifications available for pumps in this market include:
SANDPIPER AODD pumps deliver industry-leading durability and performance. Decades of innovation combined with world-class engineering expertise help you achieve your production goals while streamlining your operational efficiency. We offer the broadest range of products for a wide variety of applications. Trust our superior quality and workmanship to deliver reliable solutions for all your critical and demanding pumping needs.