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The Aamgard Blog 2018
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ECUs are like a Box of Chocolates...
You never know what you're gonna get. A breakout box could help! Also called monitoring box, test box, I/O-expander or, simply, BoB. BoB warmly lays his heart to your hands. Or better to say: The heart of the ECU.
Usually for test purposes, breakout boxes are switched between an electronic control unit or a datalogger and the belonging wiring loom with its sensors, actuators etc. The test box allows in-situ electric measurements at that unit without disassembling of connectors or interventing the electric harness. Furthermore, data busses (e.g. CAN, RS232, USB) can be analysed easily. Depending by the exact make of the BoB, ECU inputs and outputs can be disconnected and independend test signals injected.
Aamgard Engineering build bespoken breakout boxes to customer requirements. We also provide standardised BoBs and adapters for many autosport, aerospace, automotive and industrial connectors.
Since 10 Years at the Rally Dakar: FIA Rear Lights from Aamgard Engineering
Since 2002 the team X-Raid around company founder Sven Quandt is active at desert and endurance rallys. Meanwhile, since ten years with FIA rear lamps from Aamgard Engineering. Up to now, four Dakar over-all victories and many more top results at international endurance rallys are achieved.
We are proud to have contributed a slight amount to this success. And already now, we keep our fingers cross for the Rally Dakar 2019. Live on stage - with our products and from January every evening with the Eurosport TV coverage.
Photos and info with kind approval of the X-Raid GmbH.
Adaptor Loom for the Bosch MS4 Engine Control Unit
At the one end the 81- and 40-pin Bosch connectors for the time-honoured MS4 ECU itself. At the other end a 66-pole Deutsch bulkhead connector to join the actual engine loom, two FEP automotive connectors for Bosch LSU Lambda sensors, a CAN diagnostics plug and a further autosport connector for a Motec dashlogger.
Before Packing: LED Signal Lamps for Control Panels and Dashboards
Four housing designs and five light colours plus black light / UV LED.
More photos and further product info: Signal lamp LD75
Mitsubishi Evo Dashboard and Vehicle Electrics
Classics of rally: Mitsubishi Lancer WRC and Evo. But as time goes by, eventually even the best serviced race car will need some new electrics. That is, where we come in: Electric wiring, dashboard and sensors from Aamgard Engineering.
Videos at Youtube: Best of Mitsubishi Rally
Dreamcar with Aamgard Classic LED Rear Lamps: Jensen 541R
- Chassis: Jensen 541R Build 1959
- Engine: Austin in-line 6 cylinder, 3993ccm
- Rear lamps: Lucas 542 / Aamgard PL04 with LED technology
Images used with kind approval of the car owner.
Tested and Ready for Packing - Aamgard FIA Rain Lights
Starting with inspecting of incoming goods, each Aamgard LED rear lamp needs a lot of single production steps: Fitting the PCBs with LEDs, regulators etc., interim test, building the wiring or connector set, final assembly, cleaning, product labeling, final test, printing the instruction leaflet and packing all together.
Depending on the customer's requirement, every single lamp is measured and certified by light intensity, current consumption and weight: Min. 420cd and max. 550mA resp. 98g are the demands to our FIA rain lights. No other manufacturer gains these data. Since years, this is why the German DTM and many car manufacturers and racing teams put on the AX02 / AX03 products ''made in Duisburg''.
Products and more info: Aamgard LED rear lights.
GT-Masters Nurburgring 2018
ADAC GT Masters at the Nurburgring: Cars - fast. Sun - hot. Fans - a lot.
2018 Formula Student Germany in Hockenheim
Since more then fifteen years Aamgard Engineering supports the Formula Student: In the beginning, 2003 with founding of Aamgard Motorsport Service, the FS team of the German RWTH Aachen joined us for suspension design. Up to now, dozens teams worldwide use our products. From starting our partnership with English manufacturer KA Sensors all Formula Student teams get a general discount at sensors, rear lights or electronic modules.
In two weeks at the Hockenheimring it starts again: From August 6th - 12th, more then one hundred teams from all-over the world will show the results of their work at the title=" to Formula Student Germany "> German Formula Student contest.
From the Workbench: Sensor Harness for Motec Datalogger
The instrumentation loom is build to internal specification "AE_KabSpec_1.7", so featuring temperature resistancy up to 105°C, high vibration resistancy and durability against usual motorsport fuels and fluids.
Employed are vibration proof and flame-retardant automotive wires (ISO 6722) with cross sections of 0.22mm² (AWG24) and Polyolefin-based MIL heat shrink materials. The loom on its gross leg has a diameter of 6.8mm and will finally weight ca. 420g.
More about electric harness construction and building.
Metal Detector / Oil Contamination Sensor for Gearboxes and Engines
The KA Sensors KOCS combines an oil temperature sensor with a metal detector for sensing ferromagnetic materials in engine or gearbox lubricants. With this oil contamination sensor, the metallic erosion inside combustian engines, gearboxes, oil pumps etc. can be monitored and emerging defects at cylinder liners or gear wheels recognized, before they come to secondary damages.
33 Years ago in Le Mans: Class Victory of the Spice Tiga Cosworth
The Spice-Tiga GC85 has been build in Winter 1984/85. With the drivers Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm this car gained the C2 class victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours 1985. In the same year the Team Spice Engineering also won the FIA Group C2 World Endurance Championship with this very car (chassis number 279).
2012-2015 the original car has been fully rebuild by the classic car specialist Brunn Racing. Aamgard Engineering supplied new sensors and electric harnesses, as well as steering wheel and dashboard in classic style.
- Engine: Cosworth DFL V8, 3298ccm, 490hp
- Gearbox: Hewland DGB
- Electrics: Cosworth, Aamgard Engineering
- Weight: 798kg
Images and info with kind approval of Dr. S. Brunn GmbH / Brunn Racing.
Updated: Aamgard @ Racecar Engineering Directory
Wiring Harnesses: Planing, Development, Fabrication to Measure
Custom-spec wiring looms, instrumentation cable set and wirings for racecars, sport boats, and test beds.
FIA Rain Lights AX02 for GT3 + GTE
More info on our pages for LED rear lamps.
New: Aamgard Engineering @ Wer-Liefert-Was
The most noted German business directory:
KA Sensors KTSM Turbo Speed Sensors
- measuring of turbo charger speed up to 400.000 1/min
- for aluminium and titan blades
- charge air temperature measurement up to 300°C with linear voltage output
- supply voltage 9..30V
- very small housing and sensor tip: M5x0.8 or M5x0.5
Manufacturer info and data sheet: www.kasensors.com/en/products/turbospeed
Dashboard Tyrrell Formula 1
Dashboards and switch panels from Aamgard Engineering for modern and classic racecars, test beds and sport boats.
Aamgard AX02 Rainlights for the 'Deutsches Tourenwagen Masters' DTM
In 2018 Aamgard Engineering continues to deliver the obliged rainlights for the 'Deutsches Tourenwagen Masters' DTM. Again, all three manufacturers Audi, BMW and HWA-Mercedes put on the high performance products made in Duisburg.
- Dimensions: 200x30mm
- Weight: 96g
- Luminosity: min. 430cd
Autosport Engineering Show Birmingham 2018
Do not miss it: www.AutosportInternational.com
Stores'n'Stories - Der Aamgard Blog
Here we go: Aamgard Engineering Stores'n'Stories. Our workshop blog. And racing blog.
And sensor blog. And electronic blog. And electric harness blog. And LED rear lights blog.
Or based on Douglas Adams: The blog about the universe and everything and so on.
So, let the world be - 42...
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