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Minimizing Waste, Maximizing Efficiency for Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Our machines enable you to scale up for high-speed, high-volume production.

When it comes to coating and converting the delicate, expensive substrates used in fuel cell production, reducing material waste and increasing production efficiency are crucial. In fact, they can make the difference between a manufacturer’s success or failure.

Delta ModTech has designed and built full-production machines that maximize the efficiency of your fuel cell production processes, empowering you to gain a marketplace edge with exceptional capabilities for: 

  • Coating
  • Cutting
  • Assembling
  • Stacking

Electrode Coating and Converting Demo

This video demonstrates the advanced electrode coating and converting capabilities of Delta ModTech machines. We take catalyst ink all the way through production to create a roll of converted electrodes. The first machine is the DynaCoat®, a state-of-the-art, small footprint, compact coater and dryer. Using patch-coating and a proprietary drying process, we produce electrode patches of catalyst ink on an aluminum foil substrate. Next, we laser-etch the roll of electrodes using a  Delta’s Crusader® Converter with IR EDGE® Laser Technology  and then rewind the roll.

A Range of Capabilities for Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Delta ModTech supports the coating and converting of:

  • Alkaline fuel cells 
  • Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (aka PEMFCs)

Membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs)

The MEA is a critical component in PEMFC. Delta ModTech machines are designed to produce MEAs with high precision and extreme efficiency. This includes the following layers that typically comprise a complete MEA component:

  • Catalyst coated membranes (CCMs)
  • Proton exchange membranes (PEMs)
  • Gas diffusion layers (GDLs)

Flexible machines for a range of complexity

The modular design of our machines gives you the flexibility to take on projects that vary widely in their complexity. Depending on your needs, Delta ModTech coating and converting machines can provide a range of capabilities, including the following: 

  • Automated coating and drying in single or multiple layers
  • Laser cutting and etching
  • Die cutting
  • Heating lamination
  • Advanced stacking and assembly
  • Roll-to-roll or discrete part production

Expertise to help advance fuel cell manufacturing

Delta ModTech provides expertise that’s ideally suited for fuel cell manufacturing. We bring more than 45 years of experience developing web converting machines, in addition to extensive expertise in coating technologies. For customers in a wide range of industries, we have solved challenges in critical areas such as accuracy, scalability, throughput, and waste minimization.

Funding Options for the Energy Industry

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) is investing millions in the energy industry and has funding opportunities related specifically to fuel cell technology. For more information, check out the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

Bring Us Your Toughest Challenge

If you need coating and/or converting capabilities that can put you at the forefront of fuel cell manufacturing, turn to Delta ModTech. We’ve been on the cutting edge of the fuel cell industry, helping companies coat and convert electrodes for high-speed, high-volume production.

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See the Demonstration Live

Want to get an up-close look at our Electrode coating and converting demonstration? See us at an upcoming tradeshow or visit our showrooms in Minneapolis MN, USA or Hisings Backa, Sweden to see a live demo. Contact us to setup an appointment!

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Whether we’re answering some introductory questions or if you’re in need of a quote, just fill in the form or call us at 1-800-279-3358 and we can get you the answers you need.