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Empowering clean energy research with platen press technology

Mar 27 2024

AFC Energy, a leader in clean energy technology, has recently expanded its research capabilities with the acquisition of a LabEcon 600 press from Fontijne Presses. Facilitated by Intelicare Ltd, this investment reflects AFC Energy's dedication to advancing hydrogen fuel cell technology and driving sustainable energy solutions.

Headquartered at the historic Dunsfold Aerodrome, AFC Energy is renowned for its commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship. With a mission aligned with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, the company has garnered widespread support for its vision of a hydrogen-powered future.

The quest for quality

Recognising the need for enhanced research tools, AFC Energy turned to the LabEcon series renowned for its precision and reliability. The LabEcon 600, with its ability to exert forces up to 600 kN and temperatures of up to 400°C, perfectly met AFC Energy's requirements for sample preparation and quality control.

Tailored solutions for optimal performance

Fontijne Presses' commitment to customisation ensures that each laboratory platen press meets the unique needs of its application. By delivering products of the highest quality and reliability, Fontijne Presses enables seamless operation and optimal efficiency for its customers.

Compact design

The LabEcon 600's compact footprint makes it an ideal fit for AFC Energy's laboratory space, while its user-friendly interface simplifies operation for lab technicians. Safety features, including a fixed upper platen and emergency stop system, prioritise the well-being of personnel.

Innovative control and efficiency

Equipped with the ProView control system, the LabEcon 600 offers precise temperature and closing force control, alongside ramp profiles for customised operations. Automatic venting and exhaust systems enhance efficiency and environmental safety, further optimising laboratory processes.

Investing in progress

AFC Energy's investment in the LabEcon 600 underscores its commitment to driving clean energy research forward. With a focus on teamwork, innovation, and sustainable solutions, AFC Energy is poised to lead the way towards a greener, hydrogen-powered future.

By integrating cutting-edge equipment like the LabEcon 600 into its research endeavuors, AFC Energy reaffirms its position as a leader in clean energy innovation. With a steadfast dedication to advancing technology for the betterment of society and the environment, AFC Energy continues to shape the future of energy production.

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