Automotive industry

Automotive industry

Application: To develop a test bed to study the hysteresis in engine thermostats and to produce a batch production quality control system to check that the thermostats manufactured always open and close at the required temperature.

Brief: We were approached by a major thermostat manufacturer to develop a system to measure the movement in a car thermostat over a wide temperature range, and to develop a special host PC software program to control and interpret the results.

Grant's skill and technology: Our knowledge of wide-range temperature control from -50 to 450ÂșC, coupled with our data acquisition experience and host PC software and sensor technology, all integrated into a single system.

The outcome: We have designed, developed and tested both hardware and a unique software program. The units have gone into limited production for manufacturing plants in both the UK and India.

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