PLYMOUTH, Mich. (April 18) — Freudenberg-NOK G.P. has purchased two fuel cell test stations from FuelCon Systems Inc., to help support its ongoing fuel cell development program.
The new stations will enable the company to perform completely automated full frequency scans at its Plymouth headquarters and its Technical Concept Center. As the most sophisticated single-cell polymer electrolyte membrane test stations available, they will enhance the supplier´s efficiency, capability and accuracy in the development of fuel cell sealing technology, Freudenberg-NOK said.
"Fuel cells have made great progress the past several years and Freudenberg-NOK has played an instrumental role in helping drive product and process development technologies that will aid fuel cells in becoming integrated into more markets," said Theodore G. Duclos, Freudenberg-NOK vice president, operations and technology.
"Our expertise as a technology specialist in sealing, materials and processes has enabled us to become a preferred development partner for fuel cell technology."
For more than 10 years, Freudenberg-NOK and its global partners have been driving the advancement of fuel cell technology for various applications and markets by continuing to invest in a number of research and development projects related to the technology, the company said. The firm has worked with several companies on a variety of projects, including the development of multiple highly engineered sealing solutions, which are customized to best fit each of their customer´s fuel cell stack characteristics.