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    Large series production of metallic bipolar plates for fuel cell

    With systems from Schuler and Soutec


    Schuler servo-driven knuckle-joint press and Soutec laser welding technology

    As a manufacturer of cutting-edge technology in all areas of forming, Schuler offers lines for the large series production of metallic bipolar plates for fuel cells. The servo-driven knuckle-joint press based on the TRITON series for the BPL 25 and BPL 50 variants has been specially adapted to the requirements for the forming of bipolar plates. A double-sided material feed allows the use of different materials for the two bipolar plate halves. Both halves are transported between the die stations by an innovative transfer system based on linear slides. Due to the highly precise positioning of the transfer, the bipolar plate halves can be placed on top of each other in the middle of the press and pre-joined by welding or forming processes. Subsequently the bipolar plates are welded gas-tight by a laser welding system from Andritz Soutec AG.

    Your advantages

    • Manufacture up to 60 bipolar plates per minute

    • Equipment for high capacity production of up to 20 million bipolar plates per year, sufficient for approx. 50 000 fuel cell stacks

    • Ability to process pre-coated material

    • Forming system, coil line, part handling and die technology from a single source

    • With over 180 years of experience, Schuler is your ideal partner over the entire process chain


    Bipolar plate line BPL with Soutec laser welding technology 


    Turnkey Solution - Manufacturing of Metallic Bipolar Plates