Innovation based on proven technology
INFICON develops, manufactures and supplies innovative measurement devices, precise sensor technology and progressive process control software to help companies meet today’s manufacturing challenges.
INFICON proven solutions are widely accepted for common pretesting of components for battery modules and assembled battery packs. Our experience in refrigerant, hydrogen and helium leak testing allowed us to develop the first dedicated battery leak detector, which will give you a competitive edge in delivering the highest quality batteries.
Unique Leak Testing Technology through Detection of Electrolyte Solvents
ELT3000 Electrolyte Battery Leak Detector
With the ELT3000, INFICON offers a unique test system for battery cells that helps you comply with the ISO9000 standard. It is the only system that determines leakage directly, rather than through indirect parameters (like pressure changes). Based on mass spectrometer technology ,it can find leaks 1,000 times smaller than the ones found with traditional pressure test methods. The new ELT3000 helps you to guarantee battery lifetimes of up to 10 years.
Operating the system is intuitive – no costly training courses are needed. The modular design makes it easy to integrate the ELT3000 into your automated processes.
Advantages at a glance
SIMPLE TO USE AND TO INTEGRATE
Highest Measurement Certainty and Fastest Throughput for Battery Pack Testing
XL3000flex Helium and Hydrogen Sniffer Leak Detector
The XL3000flex is the ideal instrument for robotic leak testing of battery packs to fulfill the leak rate requirements for IP67/ IP69K. It uses the INFICON High Flow Technology: the device operates with a gas flow of 3000 sccm – the highest gas flow available on the market today. This allows the sniffer tip to be moved over the test piece at a safety distance and at a higher speed, for high efficiency leak testing.
The XL3000flex provides the best flexibility to choose the test gas which is easiest to obtain according to lower cost. It is the first device to detect leaks with forming gas (95% nitrogen and 5% hydrogen) as accurately as with helium, with a smallest detectable leak rate of 1 ∙ 10-7 mbar∙l/s for both test gases.
Advantages at a glance
High level of plant availability
Maximum production reliability
Minimum running costs
Reliable Leak Testing in the Changing Automotive Industry
The automotive industry is in the midst of a massive technological transition – from conventional propulsion systems towards new drive technologies, such as purely electric propulsion or fuel cell technology. When new technologies are introduced, it is particularly important to avoid early failures to ensure increasing consumer acceptance of the new drive systems. This is accomplished through increasingly high standards in quality assurance which leads to a multitude of new application scenarios for leak testing.
In addition to traditional applications such as fuel tanks, injection systems, airbag generators and igniters, INFICON also offers solutions for battery cells and packs, electric motors, fuel cells and their components, as well as auxiliary units of modern drive modules.
E-Mobility: Leak Testing for Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles
Test tasks in the industrial production of BEV/PHEV/FCV vehicles: for the production of drive batteries, electric motors and fuel cells