Motive power applications, like forklifts, require robust separator designs to meet the demands of an industrial application. Abusive cycling, partial state of charge, heavy vibrations, wide ranging temperatures are accounted for in Daramic’s line of motive power separators for flat-plate and tubular designs.
The profile design plays an important part in the spacing of components in lead-acid batteries. As its name suggests, the separator acts as a barrier between the positive and negative electrode. The spacing in between the two components is guided by the profile design. Daramic offers many profile combinations that can meet most any battery design requirement need.
In support of the chemical reaction that takes place inside of a lead-acid battery, the material formulation of the separator provides key benefits and can be adjusted depending upon the battery application. Properties adjusted through the formula include permeability, porosity, pore size distribution, electrical resistance, antimony suppression, ionic conductivity, and chemical compatibility within the electrolyte.
A key failure mode of some battery types is active material shedding. Laminates, which can be attached through adhesion are typically a glass material fiber available in various thicknesses which act as a support in maintaining active material on the electrode. Additional benefits of lamination include acid mixing and mechanical stability.
Daramic’s production flexibility allows delivery of a finished product that aligns with customer manufacturing needs. Separators can be provided in the following forms (with or without laminated material):
- Jumbo Roll
- Slit Roll – state- of-the art slitters deliver uniform width control
- Cut Piece –cut to requested width and length using quality controlled choppers for repeatable, consistent results
- Envelop or sleeve – mechanically sealed, which allows easier insertion of the electrode
Daramic® IND CL™
Daramic Industrial is a high-performance polyethylene battery separator designed for high quality industrial battery applications. Unique rib designs are available for flat-plate and tubular battery designs.
HiCharge helps to extend battery life in motive power applications through a special waterloss feature and unique profile design. As motive power batteries experience increased operations in partial-state-of-charge, Daramic HiCharge helps defend against accelerated grid corrosion and acid stratification, thus increasing battery life.