Developed by Sheffield-based system integrators, Austin Consultants, The EVolution electric vehicle (EV) test cell control and data acquisition system is a customisable platform for the deterministic real-time testing of components or full EV powertrain.
EVolution has been selected by Saietta as the dyno control system for their new Engineering Centre being constructed at its Silverstone, Northamptonshire site.
The award, worth £1m, reflects Austin Consultant’s growing presence in the EV test arena.
Chris Thoroughgood, Head of Systems at Austin Consultants said, ‘The variety and changing powertrain architectures combined with the proliferation of application-driven test requirements is driving new demands of test facilities. Manufacturers require flexible, extensible open test platforms that can easily and quickly adapt to accommodate new and changing technologies. EVolution meets these requirements. As well as providing a comprehensive test platform it offers well-considered application-led workflows and interfaces and integrates seamlessly with the cell infrastructure and safety. We are very excited about being selected for this prestigious project.’
‘Saietta engineers tailor electric drive solutions for specific OEM applications which deliver competitive advantage. We also provide a suite of turnkey engineering services to take OEMs to start of production faster. As part of this, we are investing heavily into extensive world-class in-house motor testing capability. It’s critical that this is flexible, adaptable, and fully capable in terms of control and data acquisition and this is why Austin Consultants Evolution system has been selected.’ Ben Godfrey, Head of Test, Saietta Electric Drive.
Saietta Group plc is an engineering business specialising in the design, development, and supply of complete powertrains for electric (EV’s) mobility from scooters to buses as well as for marine applications. Saietta has engineered breakthrough electric motor technology including proprietary AFT (Axial Flux Technology) and RFT (Radial Flux Technology) which is mated to in-house controllers and transmissions. The design is unique and modular, enabling the delivery of high and low voltage e-motor solutions.
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