Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the power source of choice for the new generation of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles, require cushioning, sealing and vibration isolation that must perform reliably under tough conditions. SRP can offer high-performance options that can withstand the stresses of fluctuating compression and temperature. Battery pads and cushions are designed to reliably hold a consistent force, keeping battery cells aligned, sealed from dust and fluid, and isolated from the damaging effects of vibration.
Battery Compression Pads and Cushions
Battery Pad cushions, or compression pads, used inside an EV pouch cell battery pack must be firm enough to hold components in place and compressible enough to withstand dimensional changes to the pouch cells over the life of the battery. Reliable compression set resistance and stress relaxation performance over a broad range of temperatures and conditions is critical. Battery pads and cushions have a unique ability to produce a very consistent level of force across a range of compressions.
Anti-Vibration Pads for Vibration Isolation
Batteries also need to be packaged to absorb internal impact energy. Vibration must be managed both within the pack and between the pack and the vehicle. Anti-vibration pads are proven solutions within the automotive industry, providing solutions as vibration dampeners and isolators. The compression set of these unique materials withstands collapse caused by the stresses of compression and temperature over time, extending the life of the battery by continuing to seal and absorb shock.
Battery Enclosure Sealing and Fastening
Silicone foams are the solution of choice for sealing and protecting battery enclosures protecting from potential damage from the elements and road debris. Gaskets fabricated from silicone material seal out water, dust, and debris while providing exceptional temperature and UV resistance. Urethanes are designed to reliably hold a consistent force, keeping battery cells aligned, sealed from dust and fluid, and isolated from the damaging effects of vibration.