Electronics, tool and mould building, fuel cells.
In the electronics sector both the development and CEKA production are used. As an OEM partner we can offer a comprehensive service including problem solution in this area. Battery charging devices, motor controls (even for brushless EC motors), automation solutions, train machinery and “intelligent” attachments for battery screw drivers are typical CEKA solutions in this area.
Our international clientele appreciates our tools and mould building division as an extended workbench. From a 3D model to injection moulded or die cast high performance moulds, the CEKA name stands for precision, quality and long service life. With our own prototype production we work highly efficiently together with the tool building workshop and in-house milling centre. A service network which gives us a valuable competitive advantage due to optimum time management. A speciality of this sector is the development and manufacture of electrodes from copper or graphite. For the manufacture of graphite electrodes, which are prevailing more and more thanks to better chip removal performance and shorter cycle times, a special CNC graphite milling machine is available. Our special skills in die sinking round off the universal CEKA range of tool and mould building.
CEKA’s activities in the promising sector of PEM fuel cells is bundled in the business area of IHPoS – Independent Hydrogen Power Systems. In collaboration with the Bern Technical University (BFH TI) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) CEKA developed a PEM fuel cell into a market ready product. The critical functions of a PEM fuel cell, namely humidification of the process gases and cooling the cells, are already integrated into the IHPoS stacks. In this way systems with IHPoS stacks become small, light, maintenance friendly and cost effective. These techno commercial “features” got us the “SWISS TECHNOLOGY AWARD” in 2007. Thanks to its modular humidification concept IHPoS stacks can easily be integrated into systems with outputs of 200 to 1,000 watts. Such fuel cell systems can cover the energy requirements of small mobile devices right up to stationary devices in an environmentally friendly manner. There are numerous interesting ideas for usage in the pipeline.