X-Ray Particle Contaminant Analyzer - EA8000

The EA8000 X-ray analyzer available from Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science has been designed to enable efficient and fast quality control during the production of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs).

The EA8000 analyzer integrates X-ray fluorescence analysis with X-ray transmission imaging in one instrument, and quickly finds and identifies metals contaminants that can adversely impact the performance of LiBs.

The EA8000 is ideal for failure analysis, process control and raw material testing. This robust tool ensures the performance and quality of LiBs.

Why Choose the EA8000 X-Ray Analyzer?

Rapid Analysis

The novel combination of sophisticated XRF spectroscopy and transmission X-ray imaging in the EA8000 analyzer makes scanning 100 times faster when compared to other techniques. For instance, detection, as well as compositional analysis, of 20 µm metal particles over an area of 200 mm x 250 mm, takes just 30 minutes.

Automated Operation

The EA8000 analyzer first identifies metal particles via imaging, and then uses XRF technology to automatically scan those areas. This automated procedure makes sure that all sites of contaminants are examined, and minimizes the chances of operator error.

Ability to Detect Contaminants Below the Surface

Thanks to the choice of imaging technology, users can detect metal contaminants all through the volume of the component. Sophisticated XRF polycapillary optics means the robust and highly focused X-ray beam can investigate metal particles under the surface in organic films and electrode plates.

Supports High-Volume Production

The automated nature, speed, and versatility of the EA8000 analyzer support large volumes of production. Since a scan can be performed very quickly, the analyzer is perfect for failure analysis, process control, and raw material analysis, and ensures that all aspects of the production of LiBs adhere to ultimate quality limits.

 

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