February 24, 2017 Leave a comment
This March, Allied Wire & Cable will play a part in the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Technical Institute. Allied made a donation to help the Clarkson University Zero-Emission Snowmobile SAE Team located in Potsdam, NY. The competition is conducted through the Society of Automotive Engineers. SAE encourages those involved to be innovative, including using time for networking and learning to be a sound engineer through the design and build process.
The Clarkson University Zero-Emission Snowmobile SAE team is a group of dedicated, undergraduate engineering students participating in an international collegiate design competition that challenges students to develop and build an electric snowmobile. The teams says this will be done by replacing an internal combustion engine with an electric motor on a stock snowmobile chassis. During the academic year, the team will be applying the principles that they have learned in the classroom and putting them towards a real world application to build a competitive snowmobile in Michigan.
Allied Wire & Cable donated hundreds of feet of wire to the Clarkson team for their snowmobile. Some of the wires donated to the Clarkson team were UL 1007 Hook Up Wire of 07-22-7T, 07-16-26T and 1569-12-65T. The wire will be used throughout the entire snowmobile in every electrical aspect. For example, the areas of focus will be the controls and operation of the tractive system, the safety circuits and other components that are incorporated to ensure the vehicle is operating under safe and normal conditions. The systems also include the isolation monitoring device, battery management system, accelerator lever position sensor and brake pedal plausibility check systems. Allied’s wire products will also play a role from the low voltage control circuit to the high voltage battery pack monitoring and cell balancing.
Check back with us in March to see how the Clarkson team did in their competition!