Aspina is demonstrating multiple products at Automotive Interiors Expo North America, including its HVAC BLDC blower motor, seat ventilation blower motors and motion control actuators.
Speaking on Day 1 of the show, Marcel Azary, senior vice president at Aspina America, talked about how electric vehicles have transformed car seats and hence automotive seat ventilation systems: “With vehicle electrification, the need for extended battery life/range is very important,” he said. “This has challenged us to evaluate current designs and innovate on efficiency while not losing performance.
“As seat ventilation systems have evolved and with focus on in-vehicle power consumption, the harmony between seat ventilation and HVAC to provide occupants with fast and comfortable climate control is the transformative direction the industry is moving in as a major step to reduce power consumption and increase the vehicle’s driving range.
One of the products on display, the EV-T back outlet blower motor, addresses new requirements for quieter components by reducing noise output by 7-9dBA compared with Aspina’s standard single outlet design. “This is important in electric vehicles, which have much quieter cabins than ICE vehicles,” continued Azary. “Even at its maximum flow of 24cfm and maximum pressure of 450Pa, the EV-T emits just 43dBA of acoustic noise.
“We have also been able to reduce overall size – to 105mm in length and width – so it can be installed in seats with limited space, while maintaining high flow and pressure.”
Azary added, “As an active partner and supplier to the automotive industry, we are excited to participate in this year’s show. With the electrification revolution, we expect the industry to face many new challenges, such as efficiency, noise and weight, which we are confident that our 105+ years of innovative experience and vast R&D resources will be able to overcome.”
Meet ASPINA at Booth A210.