Ceramics



Powder Production - Milling / Spray Drying


We have the facilities to manufacture Beta Alumina and Spinel powder at up to 20 kg/h with Pan Granulation, Wet Milling and Spray Drying on a single site.

 

Pressing - Tubes / Liners


We have both Wet Bag Pressing facilities (8 per day) producing tubes up to 400 mm long and Automatic Dry Bag Pressing (500 per day).



Firing


We have two gas kilns. Our Fibre Kiln can fire to 1600°C and our Brick Kiln can fire to 1650°C. Both can handle 120 tubes per day.

 

Bonding / Sealing


We have three TCB furnaces for bonding metal and ceramic components together at high temperature and pressure.


Cell and Battery Design / Production



Cells


Our cell production facility includes Helium leak testing, TIG welding, Automated Laser welding in vacuum, Vacuum filling of NaAlCl4, Vacuum drying of positive electrode granules



Batteries


TIG welding, Automated laser welding of cell terminals, Large oven desorption of insulation, Tilting tables for battery assembly

 

Testing Facilities


9 Battery Cyclers, 46 x 10 Cell Module Baths, Environmental Testing, Post Mortem, Accelerated Life Testing.



Battery Management Systems

 

BMS  /  MBS


Beta Research is highly experienced in the design and development of Battery Management Systems, having been responsible for the development of most of the current algorithms used in Sodium batteries today.


Software


We have our own in-house software department that can develop bespoke applications for real-time battery monitoring and logging. Utilising RS232, RS485, CAN or TCP/IP, any communication technology can be catered for.


Cycler Design


Our embedded designs extend to cycler design using the latest surface mounted boards. Built-in temperature control and power algorithms give the user maximum flexibility, whilst both software and electronic isolation provide total safety.



System Integration



System Design & Integration


Multi-battery systems require special consideration, including sequencing, balancing and Open Circuit management. Every scenario is different and can benefit from our vast experience.



Technology Transfer




Beta Research Ltd has the knowledge and expertise to specify plant equipment for the production of powder, to the finished battery. In addition, we can provide all the algorithms for control electronics, post mortem and testing facilities and research into improved or bespoke battery designs.