Thermal batteries are inert batteries designed for absolute reliability and shelf storage. Thermally activated (“thermal”) batteries are primary batteries that use molten salts as electrolytes and employ an internal pyrotechnic (heat) source to bring the battery stack to operating temperatures. Often used in demanding military applications involving challenging environmental conditions, these batteries must be reliably sealed to ensure its optimal performance.
SCHOTT utilizes a mix of carefully selected glass and metal materials, based upon our years of experience with sealing technology for critical applications, to provide protection for these batteries. Although lithium and thionyl chloride are extremely aggressive substances, the batteries can be reliably encapsulated over long periods of time due to our highly corrosion- and chemical-resistant materials used. These glass-to-metal sealed feedthroughs ensure that the batteries are hermetically sealed and that power is conducted efficiently.
SCHOTT has supplied products to over 200 missile programs across 4 continents, and hence has a very good understanding of the needs and requirements of such products used in extremely critical applications.
We have also accumulated vast experiences with various glass and materials types, and would hence be able to ensure that our products offers to customers the optimal resilience against corrosion and chemicals in different environments, over a long period of time.
In addition, we are a world leader in lithium and thermal battery covers, and have the capability to produce customized feedthroughs according to the customer’s specifications.
Thermal batteries are primarily used for military applications, such as missiles and ordnance, as well as in nuclear applications.
Advanced glass-to-metal sealing technology is used to ensure the reliable hermeticity of these housing components. In addition, the materials used in these housings are extremely corrosion-resistant.
Features / Specifications
SCHOTT Electronic Packaging is capable of producing customized solutions that meet even the most difficult challenges. Because many of the products we manufacture are made to military standard, the features and specifications that apply to a specific application are defined in close cooperation with each individual customer.
Forms of Supply and Product Packaging
All products are packaged to meet specific customer requirements.
SCHOTT Electronic Packaging’s US facility in Southbridge, MA is fully ITAR-compliant and has enjoyed the complete trust of the military for decades. It is also AS9100 and ISO 9001 2008 certified. If you have any questions on our rigid quality assurance program, please contact us.