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PRODUCT NEWS
Product Rollouts at Wells Vehicle Electronics Include Innovative Position Sensor
ventional transformer
resolvers and variable
reluctance resolvers,
they use hall-effect sensors
two-axis sinusoidal
magnetization to deliver
higher accuracy in a
smaller, lighter package.
" Because controllability,
performance and
smooth torque are all
critical for EV perforRotary
position sensor from Wells
Few companies can match the product development pace of
Wells Vehicle Electronics, a manufacturer of electronic products
for the automotive industry. Many are magnetic and electromagnetic
components such as an innovative rotary position sensor
that it recently developed. The products are manufactured in a
versatile, modern plant flexible enough to accommodate small
production runs to highly automated runs for large-volume
orders.
In April, it introduced 1,802 new parts including a variety of sensors,
switches, solenoids, coils and voltage regulators for light
and heavy-duty vehicles. Last year it introduced 1,200 new parts,
449 of them in December.
mance, accurate measurement of rotor position
is essential, " said Greg Burneske, director of
Wells Engineered Products. " Our rotary position
sensors are more compact than a traditional VR
resolver and integrate readily into new or existing
motor designs, including hub motors, giving
EV traction motor designers opportunities for
improved designs with higher performance at a
lower cost. "
Greg Burneske,
director of Wells
Engineered
Products
They feature a semi-circular package for spaceconstrained
applications, making them adaptable to various
mounting techniques and locations. According to its comparison
data, rotor mass is <100 g compared to 155 g for a VR Resolver.
Protected by multiple patents, the sensor performs the same
core function as the resolver but does it better while costing less
and taking up less space. The comparison refers to an application
with a 96mm OD shaft on a 12-pole pair PM AC synchronous
motor. The original VR Resolver uses a 12-lobe rotor for electrical
pole pair matching.
Our team of engineers understand that every application is different,
the company says. Maximizing performance means tailoring
the sensor. The new sensor was designed with customization in
mind. Mounting method, layout and even sensor outputs are all
adaptable to suit motor design, even hub motors.
Prototypes can be produced to tight timescales using 3D printing
and other rapid technologies to get the sensors in testing or customer
hands quickly. Well-equipped test facilities and ISO 17025
certified validation labs are used to ensure performance and
durability for the application. The sensors can be manufactured
on highly automated equipment for volume orders, but the company's
processes are also configurable for small and medium
production runs.
The most recent batch of new products, depicted above, included
696 switches, 428 fuel system products, 397 sensors, 245 emissions
products, 21 coils, 12 solenoids, and 3 voltage regulators.
" The addition of these new part numbers for April furthers our
commitment to providing a full line of professional-grade vehicle
electronics and engine management products for our customers, "
said Patrick Sommerfeld, vice president of sales and marketing.
An example of the creative product development and flexible
manufacturing strategy is a new line of rotary position sensors
for EV powertrains that was introduced in September by its Wells
Engineered Products business unit. As an alternative to con24
Magnetics Business & Technology * September/October 2021
As a business unit of Wells Vehicle Electronics, Wells Engineered
Products provides custom precision engine management
and power control products for manufacturers of premium
vehicles, power generation and industrial equipment throughout
North America. It partners with automotive manufacturers and
their Tier 1 suppliers, as well as smaller sectors. Located in Fond
du Lac, Wisconsin, the company is a division of NGK Spark Plug.
For more information, see www.wellsve.com and www.wellsengineeredproducts.com.
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