Founded in 2001 and based in Magdeburg-Barleben, Germany, FuelCon is a leading manufacturer and supplier of R and D and EOL (end of line) test beds and turnkey solutions for the E-Mobility sector, with expertise in battery and fuel cell applications.
FuelCon has an enviable reputation for design and manufacture of precision high performance solutions and is trusted for its deep technical know-how by global OEMs and Tier 1s as well as international research laboratories.
Mathias Bode, Managing Director, FuelCon commented: 'Over the past 18 years, FuelCon has become a leader in battery and fuel cell validation solutions.
FuelCon will become part of Horiba Automotive Test Systems, a leading supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems.
Through joining the Horiba group of companies, FuelCon will be able to respond to the growing need for increasingly complex development and validation solutions and harness Horiba's extensive international network.
FuelCon is a global leading supplier of test systems for fuel cells and batteries.
will become part of HORIBA Automotive Test Systems, a supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems.
According to FuelCon, HNEI specified the need for fully automated operation.
"In the HiL, the set points...are provided by an external simulation model and dynamically transmitted...via CAN interface to the test station," said FuelCon. "At the same time, the test station provides the status of the test item (i.e., voltage, temperature, etc.) to the simulation.
"We are very pleased with this purchase and the opportunity to work with such a leading institute within the fuel cell industry," said FuelCon general manager Blair Heffelfinger.
Heffelfinger added that the contract gives NRC-IFCI the option to purchase additional FuelCon test stations at higher power ranges.
"We have seen a growing demand for our products in North America and believe this is due to the innovative, high-quality design of our equipment and our independence from any fuel cell developer given the highly competitive nature of this industry," said FuelCon
CEO Mathias Bode.