Our automotive customers are greatly benefiting from the advantages of shape memory alloys (SMA). Spot on for your specific automotive application, that’s how we will design your SMA component:
This is how your automotive application can benefit from SMA
In your field, the automotive industry, profound changes are taking place. This circumstance allows you to seek opportunities by questioning your existing solutions. We will help you to find your opportunities by using SMA: In thermal management, in actuator systems, in sensor technology, in electro mobility … We are aware that you as an expert know your requirements better than us. So let’s see how we can leverage your potential.
Let us say so much in advance: In well over fifty automotive applications, you can benefit directly from the use of SMA. And we are happy to help you out.
Thermal management is an established field in automotive applications. Therein, used passively, SMA are an excellent replacement for wax expansion materials, for example in thermostatic valves. In this area, they work as the main functional element in self-sufficient and fast switching thermostatic valves with very high operating cycles; at the same time saving you weight, costs, installation space and complexity. SMA from Ingpuls, in thermostatic valves, today already are out on the move millions of times across the world. And what happens in the cooling circuit of an vehicle run on an internal combustion engine (ICE) is used far more often in electric vehicles: Forget about the plethora of complex sensors and control devices: With SMA, your battery is able to maintain its preferred temperature autonomously. Sounds interesting to you? Together with you, we are happy to design your thermostatic valve exactly for your needs: Self-sufficient on energy, designed for your required forces, for your switching temperatures, your installation space and your target costs. Leverage the potential of your component to the best possible state of the technology and contact us today:
Your Contact Person: Joseph Kevenhörster
In vehicles, passive SMA are generally triggered by external conditions, often media temperatures. At the same time, in vehicles SMA are excellently suited as actively controlled switching elements. In this case, the heat input required for a change in shape is realised by means of an electrical current. Are you just looking for an SMA component designed to meet your needs, or would you prefer an entire functional unit including control electronics?
Regardless of whatever solution proves more beneficial to you:
Engineered with the know-how from Ingpuls, your automotive challenge can be solved by a passive or an active SMA solution – tailored to your needs, custom designed and from one single source – be it as a component or a system. Tell us what you need: What are your requirements?
The automotive market is growing worldwide, not only for electrically powered vehicles (BEVs). Being an OEM or supplier, remember that your individual strategy is crucial for making a difference: Whether you are talking about autonomous driving, on-board connectivity, mobility-as-a-service or any other automotive area. Because this is precisely where you want to maintain your leading position or attack the market leader. Many of these areas have one thing in common: Currently, small electric motors or lifting magnets are used to perform switching operations and adjustment processes. This leads to the fact that today a premium class vehicle contains over 100 small electric motors.
Many of these small and extremely sensitive electric motors can be replaced in a simple manner: By using SMA you will save costs, weight and space, at the same time often achieving ancillary benefits by functional integration. Additionally, as opposed to electric motors, active SMA elements work silently. Isn't exactly that aspect highly important for your premium customers?
Whereas today the annoying noise of electric servo motors is covered by the noise of the internal combustion engine, tomorrow the electric vehicle will all the more require noiseless actuators. How many noisy small switching elements and locking actuators have passengers already been forced to accept in the vehicle’s cabin? Whatever product area you are working on: In each of them you will find individual advantages that you will be able to achieve by using SMA: Your soft-close mechanism suddenly works noiselessly and saves you weight? The glove compartment is a designer piece and automatically lowers at the push of a button, offering more space to the passenger? The seat belt presenter performs without the squeak of a sound? The headrests of your back seats extend and retract unnoticed? But also used in external parts, some advantages of active SMA can be directly experienced by the user: For example, your customers will notice how the outer mirrors silently fold in or out. And even in areas to which the driver does not pay attention, actively controlled SMA unfold their advantages: Be it active grille shutters, flap adjustment mechanisms in the ventilation system or pump mechanisms for cleaning optical sensors. The possibilities for your application are only limited by your imagination.
Wherever it may make sense for you and your automotive customers: This is where we jointly examine how we can use SMA to your benefit: It is because we know that you know your specific requirements much better than we do. You are able to quantify your benefits much more precisely. This allows you to offer your customers innovative, state of the art solutions while at the same time saving costs. Please call us: Let's talk together about your project!
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