What We Do
AVID is a leader in the design and manufacture of electrified powertrain and advanced thermal management systems for heavy-duty and high-performance electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV) and improving conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) efficiency through parasitic loss reduction, efficient thermal management, lubrication, electrified ancillary systems and waste heat recovery.
Our core competency is in the design, validation and manufacture of high integrity electronics and electric motors which are used in applications ranging from electric pumps and fans for high performance electric vehicle powertrain, actuation and propulsion in robotics to primary traction drive motors in electric trucks.
AVID’s ability to support customer programs from prototype development to series production is demonstrated through a growing global customer base of leading vehicle and machinery manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers and heavy-duty fleet operators.
It is a fact that climate change, urban air quality and the rising cost of energy are major issues of our time. The energy consumption and exhaust emissions from vehicles and transport are major contributors to these issues. AVID’s vision is a future where the air is safe to breathe and transport is more sustainable.
Our mission is to help deliver this vision of a cleaner, greener future by enabling smart powertrain electrification with our high efficiency electric motor and power electronics technology. Delivering class leading electrified powertrain and propulsion systems.
Saving the planet one vehicle at a time!
AVID has many years of experience in the design of highly efficient motor controllers and brushless DC motors. The company also has in house 3D mechanical design and CFD capabilities meaning that we are capable of developing custom solutions for cooling fan challenges. Utilising our background knowledge allows us to bring products to the market faster, with less risk and at a lower cost.
eFan Micro Hybrid Systems
EVO Electric Motors
AVID has taken over the design, manufacture and distribution of the high performance EVO Electric Motors from GKN. These motors have one of the highest power density’s of any electric vehicle drive motor available on the market today. Making them suitable for a range of high performance drivetrain applications.
AVID Technology’s FiL-11 eFan is the most powerful, durable and efficient electric fan units available in the market.
Developed specifically for demanding heavy duty vehicle applications. The FiL-11 fan uses a highly efficient brushless DC motor to ensure performance and reliability.
Liquid Charge Air Cooling
Liquid Cooled Charge Air Cooling, sometimes referred to as Indirect Charge Air Cooling is a key strategy in the reduction of emissions and efficiency improvement in modern low emission diesel engines. This technology see’s the conventional “Air to Air” charge air cooler replaced by a more advanced system involving a low temperature cooling circuit, coolant circulation pump, low temperature radiator and a liquid cooled charge air cooler or LCCAC.
Bespoke Thermal Systems
AVID has produced bespoke thermal management solutions for a wide range of applications. Ranging from keeping hydrogen fuel cell’s cool in mobile applications to managing heat build up in sensitive stationary electronics systems. AVID uses the highest performance heat exchangers that are perfectly matched to our high performance electric fans and pumps and offer the highest levels of reliability and efficiency.
ePump OP40 – Oil
The OP40 is a high performance oil pump specifically designed for demanding gearbox lubrication in high performance electric and hybrid vehicles. The pump uses the same high performance proven 0.75kW brushless DC motor and control electronics as the FiL-11 fan. This enables full speed control of the pump via PWM or CAN.
Alternators & Crank Assist
The Power Series Alternator Range consists of a number of high performance, high efficiency brushless alternators. The series is based around the same family of proven components and a unique electrical machine design.
As well as operation as a conventional alternator with diode rectification, AVID can now offer the Power Series Alternator with a range of rectification and control options.
Smart alternator control means the ability to only utilise the alternator under braking and engine off load periods to reduce parasitic power consumption.
Active alternator rectification means it is now possible to operate the Power Series Alternator as a a bi-directional electrical machine. Providing charge, and also providing power back to the engine in crank assist mode.
A high performance brushless rotor lies at the core of the P450, with a unique design to maximise efficiency. High performance diode rectification is used on the standard alternators and active rectification electronics are available as a custom solution.
AVID has been developing electrified engine ancillaries, control systems and advanced thermal management systems for many years. We are proud to be working with some of the worlds leading vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to help them develop innovative solutions for the vehicles of the future.
LATEST WHITE PAPERS
AVID Technology Limited, which designs and manufactures electrified ancillaries for the electric and hybrid vehicle market, has secured a deal with Global engineering firm GKN to help develop its EVO Motors. AVID will take... Read More
The popularity of electric vehicles is growing and there are few commentators who are not predicting an overwhelming move to electrically based vehicle drive train in the near future (10 to 20 year... Read More