Electric racer at the Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau stand at the Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart
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Poppe + Potthoff electrified

Nordhausen, June 05, 2019

Poppe + Potthoff electrified

Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau demonstrated how to stay ahead in the race for e-mobility at several top automotive industry events

Hardly any other topic is currently driving the automotive industry more than electric mobility, because it has a massive impact on vehicle architecture and the supply chain. New components are needed - and they have to be validated in advance. Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau helps suppliers to meet OEM requirements with test systems for media-carrying components.

The cooling jackets of the inverters, which convert the direct current of the battery box into alternating current for the drives with a peak power of 80 kW using the latest SiC transistors, must be reliably leak-proof.

"The high number of enquiries shows that manufacturers worldwide are getting prepared to develop new solutions for electrically powered vehicles, whether battery-powered, hybrid or with a fuel cell," says Johannes Montag, Head of Sales at Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau. "New materials, additive manufacturing processes and lightweight construction concepts are used, as long as they prove successful in the test."

As an example of the development process, an electric racing car was shown at the exhibition stand, whose cooling circuit was validated with Poppe + Potthoff test systems. "Optimum thermal management is crucial for success," says Juliane Hübner from the Technical University of Ilmenau, where Team Starcraft developed the electric car for Formula Student races.

The tightness for life was verified with testing equipment from Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau.

"The market is starting to move and we are among the leaders with our products," says Stephan Dreyer with satisfaction. The managing director of Poppe + Potthoff Maschinenbau visited the Automotive Testing Expo to meet partners and customers. The company also presented its expertise in May at the Vienna Motor Symposium and the Battery Show in Stuttgart.