TRELLEBORG SEALING SOLUTIONS IS SPONSORING the University of Stuttgart's GreenTeam, providing prospective engineers with seals and sealing expertise for their e-Powered race cars. This has proven, and is still proving, to be a winning combination.
MAKING ELECTRIC VEHICLES A REALITY
Two new high-speed rotary seals have been developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to meet electric car manufacturers’ demands. The HiSpin® PDR RT and the HiSpin® HS40 seals make a significant step in overcoming issues related to sealing in extreme conditions at high rotary speeds.
This next-generation sealing technology brings electric cars significantly closer to meeting the ultimate goal of travelling the same distance as a gasoline vehicle on one charge.
This year, the the GreenTeam did everything right. At the Formula Student competition at the Hockenheimring their race car took first place in the Acceleration event, which evaluates the car's acceleration in a straight line from a standing start over a distance of 75 meters.
"We are enthusiastic about the GreenTeam and very impressed by the students' performance and expertise," continues Julian. "During our partnership, we found that the electric motor can reach critical temperature ranges due to high acceleration rates.
"Improved cooling can support significantly higher speeds. Our new HiSpin® seals for eMobility may help the team meet this challenge. We’re already looking forward to the next racing season.”