Quality assurance within the production process

The serial production of fuel cells or entire stacks is a very complex process that requires the interaction of several working steps. For ensuring the final quality assurance HORIBA FuelCon provides the Evaluator End-of-Line (EOL), a test system for fuel cells and stacks up to 250+ kW. It can cover automated short-term clocked quality testing for single cells, MEA’s and stacks.

Due to our cost-efficient design product solutions for every kind of requirements are possible whereby the execution is always customer specific. HORIBA FuelCon offers various solutions that cover simple test stations with a manual connection and execution up to automated test equipment that works with conveyer belts for automated docking and undocking of test items. For the test duration optimization, important steps like external coolant filling and draining or leakage testing can be done automated.

use of a trolley system guarantees easy handling and transportation of test items, without any need of additional equipment. Furthermore, self-coupling or quick connection systems for the trolleys can be integrated. During the validation process, fuel cells and stacks pass through defined tests that are evaluated automatically and displayed as “passed” or “failed” on the touch screen operator panel. Due to our open interface concept, results are transferred to the test station’s or customer’s data base. Optionally, the EOL stations can be designed with several additional features including impedance analyzer, barcode or DMC scanner.

In order to protect test item, operator and the environment, the Evaluator End-of-Line has a fail-safe PLC control and 3-level alarming system by default which fulfill highest safety standards. Thus, maximum performance under safe conditions is guaranteed without influencing the test and production process.

For further detailed information please read our product description “Evaluator-LT” or our technical data sheets, that are available at our download area.

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