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A facility, that enables battery research at the APS

Preparation of battery cells for online and offline electrochemical cycling

Equipment rental



Carver 3851-0 Hydraulic Press

The bench top easy-to-operate press allows creation of the highest quality pellets. Manual, self-contained, press allows up to 12-ton clamping force unit with 4 in. (10.2cm) dia. platen.

Technical details:
  • Work area: 15.2 x15.2 cm (6 x 6 in)
  • integral safety shield
  • Dual-scale gauge calibrated in metric tons and pounds
  • Adaptable for use in
    • pressing oils,
    • separating liquids from solids,
    • filtering, plastic molding,
    • compression and crush testing
Evacuable die sets: 

These sets are constructed to produce uniform pellets of solid samples and are compatible with hydraulic presses.

Available sizes:
  • 10mm (3 units)
  • 13mm (2 units)


The PIKE Technologies Hand Press

This is compact unit that easily fit trough small antichamber of the glovebox. It is equipped with a platen position dial for adjustment of the force applied to the die for reproducible sample preparation. Compatible with small die sets. 

Available sizes:
  • 7 mm (2 units)
  • 3 mm (1 unit)