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 vehicle (HEV) powertrains and to improve conventional engine (ICE) efficiency through efficient thermal management, lubrication and electrified ancillary systems.
AVID’s ability to support customer programs from prototype vehicle development to series production is demonstrated through a growing global customer base of leading vehicle 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 of vehicles are major contributors to these issues. Heavy Duty Vehicles are essential for every day life and by their nature consume a lot of fuel and produce a lot of exhaust emissions.
AVID’s mission is to help our customers improve the efficiency and emissions of their vehicles and machinery through delivering the best in powertrain electrification.
Saving the planet one vehicle at a time!
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 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.
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.
eFan Micro Hybrid Systems
Indirect 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.
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.
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
Climate change and urban air quality are two of the most important issues of our time. Emissions from vehicles and in particular Heavy Duty Vehicles being a significant contributor to both emissions of... Read More