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Advanced fuel cell testing equipment for SOFC (solid oxide fuel cell) and PEFC (proton exchange fuel cell)


  • planar (square or circular) ceramic SOFC holder:
    • 15 to 120mm
    • optional imaging window
  • tubular ceramic SOFC holder:
    • diameter: 2 to 10mm
    • length: 50 to 110mm
  • humidifiers
  • test furnaces (max. 1050°C)
  • inline hydrogen analyser (0-100% H2)
  • complete automated test systems
FC5300 series SOFC fuel cell test system
automated easy to use fuel cell test system
fuel cell holder with transparant window for thermal imaging
cell holder with transparent window for (thermal) imaging
fuel cell thermal imaging
anode side (left: visual, right: thermal)
fuel cell test oven
high temperature furnace
HeatManager pre-heat and post-weld heat-treatment PWHT control & registration systems


Specially developed for pre-heat and post-weld heat-treatment (PWHT): The CasCade HeatManager.

The HeatManager combines temperature control with temperature recording. So no need for a separate temperature recorder. But if you still need or have to use a recorder: check our temperature recorders including calibration certificate and built inside rugged stainless steel housing in RAL colour to your specification.

The HeatManager can be set at a fixed pre-heat temperature for welding. After this the HeatManager can perform the post-weld heat-treatment (PWHT) by following a pre-programmed temperature profile.

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Pro-face Japanese HMI/SCADA/PLC touchpanels
Fieldbus interface modules


Our RKC process and temperature controllers (which are fitted with MODBUS-RTU RS-485 interface) can communicate with various other systems, like:

  • Siemens S7 (ProfiNET, ProfiBUS)
  • Beckhoff (EtherCAT)
  • Allen Bradley (EtherNet/IP, DeviceNET)
  • Schneider/Telemecanique (ModBUS TCP, ModBUS RTU)
  • Mitsubishi Melsec (CC-Link , MAPMAN)
  • Sharp (MAPMAN)
  • Yaskawa (MECHATROLINK)

By using so-called communication convertors. These convertors convert the desired communication fieldbus interface and protocol into MODBUS-RTU RS-485.

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Completely renewed: thyristors & solid state relays SSR

Lately our website on power controllers, thyristors and solid state relays SSR, for electrical heating has been completely revised. We have them for 1, 2 or 3 phases, 10-2700Amperes and up to 690Vac. Suited for all kinds of electrical heating elements:

  • resistive loads (resistance not dependent on temperature)
  • inductive loads (i.e. primary side of transformer)
  • infrared (IR) long- medium and short wave lamps
  • molybdenum (MoSi2) elements (i.e. Kanthal super)
  • silicon carbide (SiC) elements
  • UV lamps

We have both single zone and multizone up to maximum 24 channels in 1 system.

Industry 4.0 ready with ProfiNET, ProfiBUS, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU interfaces including support for Siemens TIA portal for easy integration with Siemens S7-1200/1500 PLCs.

Now available: standard reference thermometers SPRTs

These standard reference thermometers comply to ITS-90 criteria and can be used for calibration purposes.

Now available: The GZ series from RKC Instrument Inc.

RKC Instrument Inc. launched a new series of temperature controllers in June 2020; the GZ series.

Corona crisis: measure body temperature quickly

Measure the body temperature of people in your building quickly and easily. Ideal for the reception or entrance!

New website CasCade Automation Systems B.V.

Since March, the new website of CasCade Automation Systems B.V. went live!

Now available: SRZ system with Profinet

The multi-zone SRZ control system from RKC can be connected to Profinet.