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Semcon, Powercell expand partnership to upscale fuel cell production

DUBAI, October 2, 2018

Sweden-based Semcon, an international technology company, said it is expanding its partnership with fuel cell company Powercell to upscale the company’s production of fuel cells with automation and robots.

Fuel cells powered by hydrogen produce electricity and heat with no emissions other than water, said a statement from the company.

Increasingly extensive electrification, primarily in the automotive sector, has resulted in a massive increase in interest in fuel cell technology, it said.

This project is part of Industry 4.0 for smarter factories. Powercell is able to streamline manufacturing, reduce costs and enhance quality thanks to an automated production environment, it added.

Thomas Lydhig, technical project manager at Semcon, said: “As part of this partnership, we are supplying test concepts, production equipment, installation and commissioning for semi-automatic trial production of fuel cells. This is an incredibly exciting project with fantastic potential.”

Semcon has performed virtual simulations, visualising the entire production process, before the robots are installed at Powercell in Gothenburg. The robots will switch to live production in early October, when they are installed at Powercell.

Per Wassén, chief executive officer, Powercell, said: “We have worked with Semcon for a long time, and we consider this to be a natural choice of partner now that we are scaling up our production.”

“Semcon has the broad expertise and experience that we need in automation and production development,” Wassén added.

Powercell develops and produces power cells and systems offering market-leading efficiency. These fuel cells are powered by hydrogen. They produce both electricity and heat and emit only water, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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