The company says the new measurement and control system will help battery manufacturers improve quality and speed.

A new in-line measurement and control system will help manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries scale operations and maintain quality, according to Thermo Fisher Scientific. The company announced Thursday its Thermo Scientific LInspector system designed to detect defects in battery electrode coatings, electrode calendering, and separator films during the manufacturing process. This new system also can help reduce waste and improve battery quality, the company said.

Phillip van de Werken, vice president and general manager of the materials and minerals business at Thermo Fisher Scientific, said in a press release that the company wants to help battery manufacturing customers improve analytical precision from the lab to the production line.

Tam Nguyen, senior gauging product line manager at Thermo Fisher, said in a press release that lithium-ion battery manufacturers need to be able to detect tiny defects in their products, such as the thickness and coating uniformity of battery electrodes during the production process.

“In addition to exceptional precision and control, the LInspector measurement and control system has intelligent instrument performance monitoring with secure data archival and full traceability of product defects,” Nguyen said. “These innovations will enable battery manufacturers to improve their product quality and prevent defective batteries from reaching cars, clean energy storage systems and consumer electronics.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new platform combines sensor accuracy and reporting capabilities to provide single source, end-to-end solution to improve the safety, consistency and efficiency of lithium-ion batteries, according to the company.

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