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AWB SLI Water Bath

The AWB is used for the formation of all types of lead acid battery. While various dimensions are available the standard units (below) are suited to current trends in rectifier design.


The water bath uses a combination of air and water to cool the batteries during the formation process. This Jacuzzi effect helps to maintain a constant controlled environment and process condition so as to maintain the internal acid temperature at a near constant set point through the formation cycle. Each bath is equipped with its own failsafe level control group, automatic charge/discharge valves, water pump and independent electrical control panel.


Batteries are transported in and out of the bath through a series of motorised rollers which allow a more homogenous passage of water between the battery cases (nominal 10mm) as opposed to a belt driven system. Not only have we removed the need for maintenance (rollers are self-lubricating) but mechanically it offers a more robust system then typical plastic belt tanks.


The water baths are managed through our AquaForm water bath software and generally connected to a master panel which controls the whole plant operation (water bath, scrubbers, filters, storage, water treatment, automatic loading, etc.) AquaForm is an integrated solution based on the SIEMENS WINCC Package.


The AWB series in produced entirely in EN 1.4404 SS and complete with LEXAN/PP aspiration hoods.

Technical data

General features

  • EN 1.4404 (AISI 316L) Structure and parts
  • Acid Proof Components (PP/PVC)
  • Siemens S7-300 series PLC and WEINTEK HMI
  • Mono directional motorised internal roller platform
  • Aspiration hood in PVC with Lexan side doors
  • Easy access fuse boxes for all circuits mounted outside the hood
  • Independent PID controlled CPU with WINCC integration
  • Constant temperature control (+/- 1K from Setpoint)
Model Description Capacity* Dimensions (L*W*H)
AWB4 4 Circuit Water Bath 80 btrs 3800*1750*2100
AWB6 6 Circuit Water Bath 120 btrs 5800*1450*2100
AWB8 8 Circuit Water Bath 160 btrs 5800*1750*2100
AWB12 12 Circuit Water Bath 240 btrs 10800*1450*2100
AWB16 16 Circuit Water Bath 320 btrs 10800*1750*2100

*Capacity is based on DIN L2 size battery. Contact us for a full spec sheet.





equipment solutions

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