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Schaeffler Develops & Manufactures Key Components for Fuel Cells

Auto News - Published on Fri, 18 Oct 2019

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The irregular availability of renewable energies requires new energy carriers and electricity storage technologies. This is the only way to ensure sustainable mobility for tomorrow. Alternatives such as hydrogen, which is available in almost unlimited quantities on the earth, are becoming increasingly important here. Schaeffler has recognized the enormous potential of hydrogen technology as an energy carrier of the future and has developed key components for fuel cells and fuel cell stacks, so-called metallic bipolar plates. The company is using its traditional core expertise in materials technology, forming technology, and surface technology in this development work. Its main strength here is that it is strongly diversified in the industrial and automotive sectors and is thus involved at every point in the energy chain, from the generation of energy through to its use in vehicles.

Schaeffler has been focusing on the value added chain of key components for the fuel cell for some time and is using its traditional core expertise here. Bipolar plates are produced by precise forming and coating in the thin-layer range, which once stacked form the core of the fuel cell system. The fuel cell stacks are energy converters, which let H2 react with O2 to form water. The electricity generated during this process can be used to power the vehicle’s electric motor. Schaeffler’s portfolio for optimized fuel cell systems is expanded by additional areas of expertise, such as electronic control systems, special foil-air bearings, smart thermal management modules or components for passive hydrogen recirculation.
Schaeffler at the Tokyo Motor Show

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 18 Oct 2019
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