Patent Number: 8,820,132

Title: Method and facility for producing separator for use in polymer electrolyte fuel cell

Abstract: A material to be formed, which is uncoiled by an uncoiler from a coil while controlled against meandering, is adjusted in inclination angle by an approach angle adjuster and guided into a separator-forming mill. The material to be formed is introduced and pressurized between rolls in the mill so as to continuously form a separator. The separator formed by the mill is discharged and tension controlled by a pinch roll device with opposite widthwise ends of the separator being pinched. The separator discharged by the pinch roll device is cut without stopping the same by a flying shear at portions with no passages formed.

Inventors: Tazoe; Nobuhiro (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: IHI Corporation

International Classification: B21D 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018