Automation control unit for fuel-cell stack testing stations

  • Used in LEANCAT high-power testing stations for fuel-cell stacks research
  • 18U-high 19" rack enclosure
  • input power 3x400V up to 3x40A
  • industrial fan-less PC, 17" touch monitor
  • up to 20 DIN-rail I/O modules: PWR, REL, DIO, AIO, XAM, ...
  • up to 16 pwm-regulated 230V/400V heating channels, 26 temperature sensors
  • water pump, water level sensors
  • 32 power outputs for valves etc.
  • pressure regulators, up to 16 pressure sensors
  • 6 mass-flow controllers
  • I/O for LED illumination, hydrogen sensor, ...
  • Potentiostat PTC-0520E
  • Software package for automation control & potentiostat measurements


Automation control unit for experimental stack control systems

  • 19"-rack enclosure
    • 9U height, 150mm depth
    • Power supply 24VDC 480W
    • I/O modules for peripheral signals
    • Spring terminals for peripheral power
    • Power relay as stack output current switch
  • Connection for
    • Actuators: valves, air compressor, H2 recirculation, cooling, fans, backpressure regulator, water pump, output relay
    • Sensors: pressure, conductivity, temperature (TC K-type, Pt100), water flow-meter, water level sensor
  • Stack measurements
    • Vstack 0..120 V
    • Istack 0..200 A
    • Individual cell voltage/temperature sensing
  • Software
    • Automation server and remote monitoring software
    • Customizable process scripts, data logging, data visualization