The entire test cycle consisting of feeding the system, three evacuations and three test processes now takes just 48 seconds. This means that the system effectively tests a bipolar plate in one station every 24 seconds. And because each main module can be extended by a secondary module, throughput is doubled again. This results in an effective cycle time of 12 seconds - which corresponds to 300 bipolar plates per hour. Daniel Schönbohm, Sales Manager at Worthmann/MACEAS, puts it this way, "Being able to test faster with I∙ZERO is always an advantage from a cycle time perspective."