Battery Inspection

XARION´s Battery cell ultrasound inspection for the battery industry

XARION’s LEA (Laser-Excited Acoustics) ultrasound NDT for batteries detects quality issues in battery cells by utilizing non-contact ultrasound. In contrast to conventional ultrasonic testing, XARION does not use any coupling agent or gel.

This process identifies properties that may have a significant impact on battery performance and lifespan. Given the widespread use of batteries in applications like electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, and electronic devices, it is crucial to ensure their safety, reliability, and performance by identifying and addressing any potential issues that may arise.


  • See inside the battery cell!
  • Battery cell NDT without contact or coupling liquid
  • Fully automated and high-speed battery cell inspection
  • Inspection of the electrolyte wetting status of your battery cells with 0.2 mm resolution
  • Ensuring perfect sealing of pouch cells
  • Detecting void regions in thermal paste behind module housing walls
  • Monitoring ultrasonic foil-to-tab welds in real-time


Electrolyte distribution and electrolyte wetting inspection

The full-surface and homogeneous wetting of battery cells with electrolyte fluid is a crucial factor for their lifetime and reliability. XARION's LEA ultrasonic technology enables the non-contact detection of electrolyte distribution and electrolyte wetting status within prismatic and pouch cells. The principle is shown in the image below: a short laser pulse creates an ultrasound wave in the battery. The ultrasound wave travels through the cell, with sites that lack or have insufficient electrolyte wetting conducting less or no ultrasound, while sites that are well wetted conduct ultrasound. XARION's Optical Microphone detects the ultrasound leaving the battery cell and XARION's software creates an image that lets you see inside the battery, showing the degree of distribution or wetting of the electrolyte.



Foil-to-tab welding and bus bar welding

Electrode foils are welded to a current-collector tab. This is crucial for the cell’s stability and safety and is done quickly and economically with ultrasonic welding machines. XARION’s Optical Microphone, in conjunction with the WeldAlyzer data analysis software, enables fast and reliable in-line process monitoring of this important battery production step.