Lithium Ion Batteries

Prater Industries supplies customers with manufacturing equipment, parts, and services to address the quickly growing and diverse grinding and pulverizing challenges of lithium processing, helping them meet the demand for lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Equipment

Lithium-ion batteries are in high demand for powering most portable electronics because they save energy, utilize inherently safe chemistry, possess high energy density, tolerate wider operating temperatures, and retain their charge longer.

Roughly one-fourth of the cost of lithium-ion batteries is spent on their production. To minimize that cost, Prater helps manufacturers with special equipment for each of the three main stages of lithium-ion battery fabrication: electrode manufacture, raw cell assembly, and cell configuration into finished batteries.

The equipment used in the three stages of lithium-ion battery manufacturing includes:

  • Machinery for roll-pressing or calendaring
  • Coating equipment
  • Commercial dryers
  • Electrode-cutting equipment
  • Slurry-making mixers
  • Vacuum-sealed ovens
  • Die cutting equipment
  • Equipment for filling electrolytes
  • Machinery for tab welding and sealing
  • Stacking tools
  • Winding apparatus
  • Aging cabinets
  • testers for battery formation.
  • Equipment for testing batteries
  • Grading equipment

The demand for lithium and other minerals is rising at an exponential rate. Prater Industries’ particle reduction equipment is ideal for processing lithium-ion battery materials.  

We also customize industrial equipment and systems for processing or recovering bulk powdered and solid minerals for the EV industry.

Prater also offers a wide range of equipment, such as lump breakers, hammer mills, rotary sifters, rotary airlock valves, and more. We also offer decades of experience designing custom systems built around these products.

All Prater equipment, parts, and systems are made to last for years with little to no maintenance. In addition, we offer highly qualified technical services for start-up, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance to ensure years of reliable, trouble-free operation.

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