Smaller, lighter, and simpler: That’s what components should be—not only in the automotive industry. There’s an obvious trend to “keep it simple” while the exacting demands to be met by the components continue to exist. In the form of the
In mechanical engineering, many permanently marked components have to be provided with a protective coating—not just in production but also later following a repair. In both cases, it is important to mark the product across the entire process. In addition,
The future begins now: Automotive cockpits are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The size of the displays or monitors that are at the heart of the communications center between the car and the driver keeps growing. Display protection films safeguard the sensitive
Water is the basis of all life, and water meters protect our planet’s most valuable resource by helping ensure that its consumption is charged fairly. Water meters serve as the interface between public utility networks and private-sector residential buildings and
In 1886, Carl Benz developed the first motor vehicle that’s regarded as the ancestor of today’s automobile. A lot has changed in the automotive industry since those early days: Advanced infotainment and entertainment systems, for instance, are just one of
Charge transfers are caused by electrostatic charging, i.e. the separation of or friction between two materials. However, energized components such as cables and wires, chassis or PCBs may also cause flashovers unless they’re adequately insulated. Components may be damaged, people
Just like during a thunderstorm, electrostatic discharges can also occur in industrial environments: Whenever the difference between the charges of two objects is big enough this will result in a sudden equalization of potential. This flashover may destroy electronic components.
Avoidance of damage caused by electromagnetic waves is an increasingly important topic in the electronics industry due to the growing number of electronic components being installed in automobiles. This increases the complexity of ensuring electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).