Battery pusher kilns for highest efficiency in battery cathode production
In addition to costs and production capacity in the smallest possible space, product quality is also one of the success factors for cathode powder manufacturers.
This is because, for the same price, battery manufacturers naturally prefer materials with higher energy density, for example. This can be achieved by the best possible utilization of thermodynamic influences on the calcination and sintering processes.
In the ONEJOON battery pusher kiln, the processes can be significantly optimized at the necessary temperatures of up to 800 °C through optimal, permanent heat supply, reliable exhaust gas removal in the calcination process, and remarkable temperature homogeneity in the sintering process.
In all these aspects, the battery pusher kiln offers clear conceptual advantages. While in the roller kiln heat can be supplied only from above and below, in the ONEJOON solution heat is also supplied vertically from the sides.
In combination with the push-feed technology, considerably higher and heavier superstructures and product carriers (saggars) can be fed through the furnace, and significantly more cathode material can be produced. The product is heated homogeneously in each saggar with only minimal temperature deviations (+/- 2 °C), and the calcination reactions start without any time delay. The plant operator benefits from extremely homogeneous heat treatment with very high throughput and best product quality.
Further advantages are savings in process gases, energy and floor space. In conventional heat treatment plants, large quantities of specialty gases such as oxygen are consumed, although from a chemical point of view only a small proportion of these are actually needed. Through innovation and effective use of gases, gas savings of up to 27 percent and energy savings of up to 25 percent are possible with the ONEJOON battery pusher furnace. The vertical design with higher superstructures enables optimal utilization of every square meter of floor space.
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