Manufacturing Innovation Center at Rensselaer

Industrial Automation and Fuel Cell Manufacturing Lab

This lab houses instruments for general testing and characterization as well as specifically for fuel cell manufacturing.  Equipment includes a high-precision, 40-ton press with heated tooling, a custom-built laser cutting station, a custom-built experimental servo press, two Fuel Cell Technologies AMREL PLA800 fuel-cell test stands, Instron 5848 microtester with an environmental chamber, a fuel-cell stack assembly testbed consisting of two Adept SCARA robots with associated tool changers, machine vision components and tooling, a Hudson Machinery die-cutting press, a Branson X2000 ultrasonic welder, a robotics system research testbed with an Adept i800 SCARA robot, a custom-built machine vision and lighting testbed, and a Matrix MicroVu precision-measuring system.