Akron, OH (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
With the federal government looking for 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roadways within just four years, Attritor and horizontal media mill manufacturer Union Process, Inc. is right in the middle of the mix.
Lithium-ion batteries are the focus for powering these vehicles, and the Akron-based equipment maker has developed a two-phase process for grinding and dispersing the phosphate precursor required for the batteries.
The first phase utilizes Union Process’s S-series Attritors to grind and disperse the coarse precursor powder to a 1-3 um particle-size range. The second phase runs through the company’s DMQ series horizontal media mills, dispersing the finished material to a primary particle-size range of 200-300 nm.
“Thorough testing of this two-phase method of processing lithium ion phosphate precursor has shown a high level of repeatability,” Union Process CEO Arno Szegvari said.
“As transportation becomes more eco-friendly, we are pleased that we can contribute to the continuing expansion of green technology,” he said.
Union Process is the leading manufacturer of Attritors, horizontal media mills and other particle size reduction equipment. Click here to learn more about its wet grinder line of machines or here for additional information on its dry grinding equipment.