Airiac – Product Description
In the case of electric vehicles, vehicle temperature control is an energy-intensive secondary task. Initially, it has no direct connection with the movement of the vehicle. However, since it requires a high level of electrical energy, it has a significant impact on the vehicle’s range. Especially in winter, interior temperature control can quickly lead to much lower ranges.
This is a problem that Airiac actively addresses. Simple heat recovery with direct air-to-air heat transfer retains the highest possible level of heat and thus energy inside the vehicle. To the extent that the energy required for inside heating decreases, the possibility of using the saved energy for the desired range increases.
The product – How Airiac works
The way Airiac works is simple and easy to understand: Overall, there are two main airflows around the vehicle interior. Used air flows out of the interior into the open air.
At the same time, fresh outside air flows in via the ventilation system. Where the outward airflow takes the expensively generated heat with it, the usually significantly colder fresh air additionally lowers the interior temperature and increases the heating requirement.
This is exactly where Airiac comes in. As a direct air-to-air heat exchanger, it connects exhaust and supply air from an energy perspective. The heat contained in the exhaust air is extracted and used to pre-temper the supply air. This means that most of the heat energy remains inside the vehicle. The actual heating system now only takes over the part of the heat generation that compensates for the other losses via radiation, etc.
Airiac uses a plastic heat exchanger, a lightweight, space-saving and at the same time cost-effective technology, without having to use a refrigerant. Both the ease of series production and the sustainability concept are appreciated in this product and incorporated into the overall development.
The company – plastic concept GmbH introduces itself
Plastic Concept GmbH has been developing and producing a wide range of plastic products since 1991. The customer base of the company, which is based in Neusalza-Spremberg in Saxony, is made up of a wide variety of companies from the automotive and other industries. Today, more than 300 employees develop and manufacture technologically outstanding parts and components which are produced to perfection. Plastic and plastic composite developments create solutions for even the most demanding tasks. More than 15,000 square meters of production space allow high output and flexible adjustments to current customer wishes and requirements. Regular certifications attest to the company’s commitment to quality, which benefits both the company itself and its customers worldwide.
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