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Use of mechanical actuators for pressure-based systems in the automotive industry

These devices transform hydraulic, pneumatic or electric energy into the activation of a process whose purpose is to generate and effect or action in an automated process. Their application is widespread in the automotive industry, but do you know how they are applied to the various pressure-based systems in vehicles?

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Car seats: new actuators for maximum comfort

car seats

Innovations on fields such as vehicle comfort and safety are of significant importance to OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers. To a greater or lesser extent, brands include among their priority objectives to produce a better driving experience. In this regard, one components that are directly related to safety and comfort in a vehicle are the car seats, which has increasingly evolved and applied small technological improvements that are summed up in this article. What actuator systems do advanced seats include?

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Actuators in injection systems: improving fuel efficiency and emissions

injection systems

In their race for differentiation and competitiveness, automotive brands have put their focus on two mechanical aspects: efficiency and emission control. Most of their R&D is targeted at reducing consumption and offering more Environmentally-friendly vehicles. In this matter, the emergence of electronic control systems has brought a revolution on every level, and both Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers compete with each other to offer end users the most innovative electronic fuel injection systems. In this article, we go over the way in which these devices work and the role actuators play in new electronic fuel injection systems

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Sensors and actuators for a safer driving

Sensors and actuators

Automation has increasingly took hold of various sectors, and the automotive industry has always been a technological benchmark. During the last few years, precision, comfort and safety are the target of the most important innovations in the automotive sector, in an attempt to respond to users’ higher demands. In this increasing process of automation, technologies such as sensors and actuators take the centre stage, indispensable for a vehicle’s safety. Let’s see what sensors and actuators are, exactly, and what the most common types in use are. 

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