Every fall just outside of Detroit, MI, thousands of electric and hybrid vehicle industry insiders descend onto the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Novi, MI. Delivering the largest exhibition of electric vehicle and related industry suppliers in the nation, the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo offers a range of informative presentations, interactive events, and fun activities to help drive your projects to the next level.
Whether you're looking for electrical power-trains and components, battery management systems, thermal cooling materials or EMI shielding solutions, you’ll find it at all #EVT.
And this year didn’t disappoint – Parker Chomerics, in its second year of exhibiting, prominently featured a prototype urethane-based, 3.0 W/m-K dispensed thermal interface material (TIM) designed for high volume, EV battery applications requiring reliable thermal cooling performance. With an in-booth dispensing machine provided by PVA, show attendees were introduced to a different technology alternative than silicone dispensed TIMs.
Also, featured at the Parker Chomerics booth was an electric vehicle battery simulation, portraying what the compressed urethane TIM might look like in application against the battery cells and the cooling plate of the battery container. Depending on the manufacturer and design, some battery cells are arranged into a container which could be the size of a queen mattress, so proper wet out and adherence is critical to proper thermal cooling.
Parker Chomerics was also a featured speaker during the Thermal Management: Materials, Packaging & Performance track on Thursday, September 13th. Matthew Finley, global marketing manager of Parker Chomerics, took the viewing audience through an expert presentation focused on the differences between silicone and urethane dispensed thermal interface materials for EV applications.
Other technologies featured at this year's show included a variety of fluid seals, Press-In-Place (PIP) seals, o-rings, and molded shapes. Parker's innovative solutions for gearing and power transfer, battery life and electric motors can withstand a variety of environments, fluids, pressures, and temperatures. Sealing solutions for batteries require low compression set, temperature resistance, fire resistance, media resistance, low closure force and must be adaptable to a wide range of geometries.
Our team members were proud to represent Parker Chomerics at EVT18 and garner the opportunity to network with other professionals, engage with current partners, and nurture relations with future partners. We hope to see you again next year!
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