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ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

The integration of the control and electronics systems is at the heart of almost everything we do with our clients - whether it be the control systems for sophisticated active aero systems for the world's leading hypercars; control systems for electric and hybrid vehicles; or for mechatronic interior modules.

 

We have developed our own range of rapid prototyping ECUs for control of a variety of powertrain, chassis or electrical systems, for example hybrid systems or fuel cells. Through electronic engineering, we are also able to develop bespoke electronics for low volume production and can write our own software.

ACTIVE AERO

We developed the electro-hydraulic control system for the most sophisticated active aero system on any road car.  The forces of up to 6000 N on the rear wing meant we had to look outside the automotive industry for suitable hydraulic systems. We subsequently manufactured this system and delivered them to the production line.  We are also working on further similar systems for other vehicle manufacturers.

ROLLS ROYCE

We have been working with Rolls Royce to help them develop electric fuel pumps for their commercial jet engines.  The complex motor control software used an new architecture called FlexRay which allowed us to control the test rig motor using one, two or three phases.

LAND ROVER BAR

We developed all the control systems for the Land Rover BAR America's Cup yacht.  Our hydraulic systems controlled the foils enabling Sir Ben Ainslie to precisely balance the boat to optimise its performance, we also the develop the control systems for the 'wing' (sail) and manufactured the electrical wiring harnesses to withstand the extreme wet and salty environment.

OUR POWER ELECTRONICS CAPABILITY

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