In a talk on the Technology Presentation Stage at Automotive Testing Expo this morning, Jean-Philippe Godin, sales and R&D engineer at Optel-Texys, presented a contemporary embedded sensor for torsional vibration analysis.
Following its integration into the Texys Group in 2020, Optel-Texys (formerly Optel-Thevon) has been able to develop its activities in motorsport, building on its many years of experience in rotating machines testing.
To adapt its products to this harsh operating environment, the company embarked upon designing new electronics and a special compact housing, as Godin noted. “Compared with our current standard products, this new optical sensor is three times lighter and [three times]smaller and is equipped with an automatic setup function of the detection parameters.”
Godin said that multiple challenges had to be overcome in the creation of the sensor. “The main ones were linked with the removal of the potentiometer and the development of a routine to design the automatic setup of the detection parameters. We had to change our way of thinking about the detection adjustment process to meet our targets.”
Thanks to the Texys Group’s knowledge in the design of miniaturized, embedded electronics, the development of a completely new PCB able to fit inside a very compact housing was possible. “Added value is also provided from the changes in the way our optical fiber probes are fixed.”
The innovative technology, which will be part of Optel-Texys’ new optical torque meter sensing solution, is suitable for both road car and motorsport applications.
Speak to Texys Group representatives on-site in Stuttgart at Booth 8466