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Hanon Systems Expands Product Offering to Support Alternative Vehicles
DAEJEON, Korea, March 27, 2017 – Global automotive supplier Hanon Systems (KS:018880) is applying its expertise in thermal and energy management to support vehicle manufacturers supplying hybrid, electric, fuel cell and autonomous vehicles to the global marketplace.
The legacy of Hanon Systems spans more than 30 years developing automotive climate products for conventional vehicle architectures. In recent years, the introduction and proliferation of alternative powertrains has expanded the company’s focus making it a full-line and leading global supplier of solutions across virtually all mobility solutions.
“The company is well-positioned with a suite of components and system solutions that deliver vehicle cabin comfort and enhance powertrain efficiency for conventional and eco-friendly vehicles,” said In-Young Lee, president and chief executive officer of Hanon Systems. “At the same time, we apply our expertise in thermal management to offer solutions designed to maintain an optimal operating temperature of the electrical and electronic componentry in eco-friendly vehicles.”
Example e-mobility solutions from Hanon Systems include:
· Heat pump system – designed to significantly reduce power consumption for heating battery-powered vehicles, including electric vehicles. This revolutionary design draws heat from ambient air and repurposes waste heat from the vehicle’s motor and inverter to act as a heat source to support the vehicle’s heating system.
· Electric compressor – this scroll-based compressor is controlled by an on-board motor and integrated power electronic inverter for use in electric and fuel cell vehicles. By design, the compressor can operate independently – even when the engine is off – to maintain cabin cooling.
· Battery thermal management – a suite of solutions including contact heat exchangers that conduct heat away from battery cells for precise temperature control in electric and hybrid vehicles; battery chillers, which transfer heat from the coolant to the refrigerant loop to provide adequate cooling capacity during battery fast-charging mode; and heat exchanger solutions for sensors, electronics, power inverters and other heat management tasks.
· Centrifugal air compressor – this solution features a high-speed brushless DC motor with a patented, oil-free ball bearing design that provides clean pressurized air to the fuel cell stack, which generates power to propel and operate the vehicle.
Hanon Systems will showcase its latest innovations supporting eco-friendly vehicles at the Seoul Motor Show 2017, which runs from March 30 through April 9.
About Hanon Systems
Hanon Systems is a full-line supplier of automotive thermal and energy management solutions. Products include heating ventilation and air conditioning; powertrain cooling; compressors; fluid transport; and thermal and emissions solutions for conventional and electric, hybrid, fuel cell and autonomous vehicles. With 40 manufacturing sites, three regional innovation centers and 14 engineering locations across 20 countries, the company employs more than 16,500 people. To learn more, visit hanonsystems.com.
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