Automotive

Thanks for your interest in Aartech’s offerings to the automotive sector. Whether you are a automotive equipment manufacturer, consultant, EPC contractor, project planner, system integrator or research / design / operation / maintenance / testing / commissioning engineer, we hope that you find our solutions of interest and look forward to hear from you.

The automotive sector is growing at an impressive rate to cater to the needs and aspirations of private and public transport alike. Oil crisis, dependence on non-renewable resources, environmental pollution, fuel economy, safety and economy are driving the industry towards introduction of new technologies, newer performance benchmarks and an ever increasing, varied and discerning consumer base - from the extremely price sensitive to the performance driven.

RELIABLE ENGINE STARTING

Batteries are sized for their power requirements in automobiles, and not for the energy requirements. Further, old batteries, batteries discharged due to running houseloads deliberately or accidently, or cold weather conditions can result in unsuccessful engine starting attempts that can result in minor inconveniences like jump starts or push starts (not feasible for larger vehicles) to major delays, holdups and consequential damages for personal as well as commercial operations.

Commercial Heavy Vehicles rely on reliable operations to meet the schedule and commitments of their offered services, which is directly related to their revenues and logistics. It is not uncommon to find fleet capacity over-sizing, battery charging stations, spares and service vehicles provided to deal with an odd vehicle down due to starting issues. Battery banks / carts may not be recharged at all times, or may not be available for repeated starts of multiple vehicles, say on a cold morning.The logistics of replacement of batteries or in-situ charging are also not trivial in many cases.

KranKing™ Ultracapacitors can be employed in onboard installations for vehicles, service station carts for fleet operations, service vehicle mounted form for a work site, to largely address such issues.

KranKing™ Ultracapacitors can not only enhance engine starting performance and reliability by enhancing robust electrical support to the batteries, but reduce the extent of voltage dips thus substantially improving the performance of the mounted peripherals, reduce the wear and tear on the components and even provide for better sound quality from the onboard music system amplifiers.

LOAD LIMITING

Several automobiles need to equip their customers with easy access to charging their electronic peripherals but simultaneously need to restrict the user from powering higher loads. A rugged, low cost device installed with each access point can suitably address this need.

Also, the control arrangements in such schemes are naturally elaborate and extensive. Usually, circuit faults in the control wiring are handled by use of HRC fuses or MCBs. Both require manual intervention for restoration.

Aartech’s load limiter system solutions in the form of Load Checker can act as an automatic resettable control fuse and thus provide for minimum downtime and repair/replacement costs and efforts.

Aartech offers industry rugged LoadChecker solutions to these issues with low rating (< 100W) load limiters at a very affordable cost which are field proven with 1000’s in service.

PULSE POWER

Several automotive applications need to ensure that sensitive onboard electronics of vehicles are not affected by temporary dips in the battery supply due to occasional duty of high power loads.

Also, braking energy typically lost in heat by way of braking resistors can be stored for reuse with the concept of regenerative braking. This technology is of use in micro hybrid, mini hybrid or fully hybrid vehicles by providing onboard systems for effective capture, conversion and deployment of braking energy. FaraDigm® Ultracapacitors provide a effective battery replacement / backup arrangement technically optimized for such pulse power requirements with smaller weight, volume and footprint – important considerations for such applications.

FaraDigm® Ultracapacitors have proven performances for such applications with numerous advantages over battery based systems.

CONTROL & AUTOMATION

Aartech’s Control & Relay Panels (CRP) SSD is organized to offer specialized custom built, integrated software engineered solutions involving aspects of protection, metering, communications and control for distributed automation, SCADA and remote telemetry based control and automation solutions.