ARaymond, global provider of automotive fastening and assembly systems, has added temperature sensors to its thermal-management offering for electric and hybrid vehicles.
The new sensors are available fully integrated into ARaymond’s Quick Connectors. This means OEMs or suppliers who would typically purchase sensors and fasteners separately in the past can now access a combined unit with the components already joined. This simplifies and streamlines the assembly process.
Quick Connectors are specifically designed to optimize assembly by reducing weight and corrosion resistance.
The EV revolution
With more than 155 years of industrial know-how and 30-plus years of automotive fluid-handling expertise, ARaymond’s focus is to contribute to the electric vehicle revolution. This means developing products and solutions that make assembly more productive, thermal management more efficient, and lifecycle more sustainable.
EV and hybrid thermal management systems are increasingly demanding in terms of performance, space, efficiency, and safety. These entail accurate temperature control of the electric powertrain, requiring more sensors in the cooling system. Most temperature sensors on the market have a metallic body making them bulky and heavy.
As proprietary owners of its in-house manufacturing processes, ARaymond saw an opportunity to leverage its plastic-injection capabilities to produce a notably lighter plastic-enclosed temperature sensor, fittingly responsive, for thermal application.
To add value to its customers, ARaymond offers their temperature sensors assembled with or fully integrated into the company’s Quick Connectors (QC).
When assembled or fully integrated into ARaymond QCs, the new sensors provide automakers with more serviceability, security, and the peace of mind of working through a single supplier.
“We’ve drawn on our hallmarks to create a sensor solution for our customers that will enhance their overall assembly experience,” said Florent Paviot, business developer at ARaymond. “Sensor technology will play an essential role as automakers continue to develop EV technology. ARaymond is proud to play its role in supporting this revolution and to help ensure the EVs being driven around the world are running at peak performance.”
- Lighter, slighter, and eco-friendly
- Available fully integrated into one of ARaymond’s Quick Connectors
- A compact design will fit into tight and challenging spaces facilitating integration
- Mastery of the plastic injection process allows customers to choose a sustainable material for the production of the temperature sensors
- A slighter temperature sensor implies minimal impact on coolant flow, critical to ensuring optimum system sizing and furthering overall thermal system efficiency
Thanks to ARaymond’s proximity to customers in 25 countries around the world, this allows the company to comply with their promise of quality, environmental impact reduction, and Corporate Social Responsibility criteria.