Challenge: A technological feast
Out of its R&D centre in Toulouse, Continental used to produce different types of sensors for traditional thermal powertrain management. To keep up with the fast-growing electric vehicles market, our client wanted to develop new sensors for Electric powertrains and drivetrains. However, both the rotation speed of electric motors and accuracy requirements are increasing. As a result, Continental Automotive Sensors and Subsystems R&D department needed a new type of test bench to conduct trials and validate the performance of their sensors, with an accuracy of vertical and horizontal position’s measurement of up to 1 μm (or 1/1000) – a huge technological challenge.
Solution: End-to-end project management
To deliver this ambitious target, Expleo provided end-to-end project delivery. Our services included software development, automation engineering, electrical engineering (both for power and wiring), mechanical engineering, manufacturing & commissioning contract management. Our first-class e-mobility expertise put us in an ideal position to provide state-of-the-art product testing solutions.
Outcome: A turnkey solution
Expleo oversaw the whole project on behalf of the client, from the design to choosing the bench’s components & suppliers, providing manufacturing management, delivery and integration-commissioning – a real and complete turnkey solution.
- Quality improvement through the production of a high-accuracy test bench
- Ongoing skills and knowledge development
Technical Expert, Expleo Group
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