Revolutionising temperature control in automotive engineering

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A new technology in automotive testing guarantees temperature control in electric vehicles.

The automotive industry is at the forefront of technological advancements, and sustainability has become a critical focus. As companies strive to reduce their environmental impact, innovative solutions are essential. One solution is Huber’s sustainable temperature control technology, which plays a crucial role in ensuring efficient and eco-friendly processes.

Temperature and flow control (with optional accessories) are fundamental in various automotive testing applications, from safety testing such as assessing component/material flammability testing to stress and load assessments. Huber’s temperature control units together with flow control of the circulating test fluid offer precise and reliable, repeatable flow and temperature management – this contributes to the development and overall quality and safety of automotive components.

Unimotive GL

Huber’s commitment to sustainability extends to the automotive sector. The new Unimotive GL (Green Line) model series operates with the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide and offers a 100% environmentally friendly alternative to units with synthetic refrigerants.

The Unimotive GL series has been designed for applications in the automotive industry and for direct operation with water-glycol with an available operating temperature range (in the ‘XT’ variant) of -45°C up to 150°C. Typical applications are temperature simulations as well as material tests and temperature-dependent stress and load tests for automotive parts and functional components.

The Unimotive GL series is another milestone in the development of environmentally-friendly refrigeration technology at Huber. The heating and cooling systems operate in a climate-friendly way using CO2 as a refrigerant. CO2 (also known as R744) is a natural component of air, abundant, safe, and non-flammable. As a proven efficient refrigerant, it has been used in refrigeration technology since the 19th century.

CO2 has no ozone depletion potential (ODP=0) and has a minimal global warming potential (GWP=1). As a natural refrigerant, CO2 occurs naturally in very large quantities, i.e. it does not have to be produced at great energy expense. In addition, CO2 has other advantages because it is non-flammable, non-toxic and chemically inactive.

This product line is also available in the XT variant with temperatures of up to 150°C. Owing to the climate-friendly refrigerant, the carbon footprint can be kept as low as possible throughout the entire production cycle.

A greener road ahead

Huber’s sustainable temperature control technology isn’t just a solution; it’s a commitment to a greener future. As automotive manufacturers embrace these innovations, they drive progress while contributing to safeguarding our planet. Quality, performance, reliability, repeatability and environmental stewardship converge – a testament to Huber’s legacy.

In summary, Huber’s eco-friendly temperature control technology isn’t just about numbers and machinery; it’s about shaping a sustainable automotive landscape – one degree at a time.

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