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SPX FLOW Solutions Span Electric Vehicle Assembly Line to Support EV Market

Charlotte, N.C., April 19, 2023
- SPX FLOW, Inc., a leading provider of process solutions for the nutrition, health and industrial markets and the world’s largest industrial mixing company, is expanding into the electric vehicle market as more and more regulators move toward a zero-emissions future. SPX FLOW industrial pumps, mixers and all support this fast-growing industry.

“With such high demand, being able to source all of these technologies from one company helps manufacturers eliminate the time consumed searching for each component individually,” says David Noble, SPX FLOW Global Sales Director for Industrial Pumps.

SPX FLOW process solutions play an integral part in producing these vehicles with most of them significantly impacting the lithium batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs).

Among the products serving the EV market:

  • Lightnin, Philadelphia and Uutechnic mixers efficiently agitate raw materials extracted from the earth through a variety of hydrometallurgical processes during the production cycle. Along with lithium, a few of these common raw materials include nickel, cobalt and copper. SPX FLOW mixers can also return mid-stream to help blend the solution for the cathode, one of three vital battery components.

  • APV homogenizers are leveraged to disperse and ensure consistent mixtures of relevant elements which are used within lithium-ion batteries.

  • SPX FLOW industrial pumps are flexible in their placement along the production line. Johnson Pump centrifugal pumps help drive slurry blends through process lines and Bran+Luebbe dosing pumps feed-in the appropriate chemical ratios to activate the circuit motherboard during semiconductor etching.

  • Anhydro spray dryers support cathode activation, spray drying active materials to remove solvent and form dry powder. This resulting powder is then used to coat conductive substrate.

SPX FLOW also offers additional support products used along the EV assembly line:

  • PowerTeam hydraulic pumps help producers service and replace battery packs by lifting them in and out of the vehicle body to upgrade and reinstall packs at a controlled rate for safety and efficiency.

  • The Johnson Pump CM100HP generates high flow, at a high back-pressure, for demanding applications like the cooling of electric circuits and batteries used on hybrid and full-electric buses, trains and other commercial vehicles. They are used in a Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) that circulates liquid that holds the battery at its desired temperature.

“Once the cars are off the assembly line, our involvement with electric vehicles doesn’t end. When electric vehicles reach the end of their lifecycles, our equipment is reintroduced to recycle salvageable raw material to include in new batteries,” says Noble.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), by 2030, EV battery production will be 20 times greater than 2021 findings. In August 2022, the state of California announced that by 2035, 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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About SPX FLOW, Inc.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., SPX FLOW, Inc. improves the world through innovative and sustainable solutions. The company's product offering is concentrated in process technologies that perform mixing, blending, fluid handling, separation, thermal heat transfer and other activities that are integral to processes performed across a wide variety of nutrition, health, and industrial markets. SPX FLOW has operations in more than 25 countries and sales in more than 140 countries. To learn more about SPX FLOW, please visit


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