Today’s Complex Car Engines Demand Automotive Components Made With Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Over the past 30 years, automotive companies have competed to rapidly increase the technological capabilities of their products. Specifically, the complexity of car engines and computers has exponentially grown since the 1990s. Even within the last 10 years, the demand for in-house satellite GPS systems, mounted sensors, Bluetooth stereo technology, and self-parking cars has significantly increased. These features alone are convenient add-ons and barely touch on the highly-advanced intelligence of today’s engines. The capabilities of the inner workings of today’s cars are so developed that equally-advanced electronic components must be used to assemble the final product. Thomas Engineering Company specializes in automotive components made with precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

Electronics run throughout today’s cars powering lighting systems, navigation systems, camera sensors, temperature adjustment, seats, and much more. In fact, engines alone demand a large percentage of the electrical power generated by a car. TEC electronic components serve to connect and direct electricity running through a car engine, completing the high functioning engine abilities of today’s automobile.

The engine control unit (ECU) in a vehicle works as the brain of the engine, controlling the complex working parts that come into play as the car is driven. TEC’s precision stamped components operate across the ECU and the connecting parts throughout the engine.

In standard gasoline engines, even parts that are considered basic necessities for a functional car are controlled to the point of complete accuracy through the ECU. This includes the cooling system, ignition, fuel injection rates, throttle control, and in some cases, lubrication systems. The ECU also allows for the function of more advanced engine technology, such as On-Board Diagnostics, to analyze and detect problems with an engine, or Lambda control, which determines the air-to-fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine.

Diesel engines also use an ECU to control fuel injection rates, cooling systems, and throttle, but the electronic intelligence of today’s ECU computers, helped along by TEC precision stamped automotive components, are also capable of perfectly controlling much more advanced aspects of an engine, such as Turbochargers, regenerative catalytic converters, and emission control.

There are many more aspects of diesel and gasoline engines that a computer electronically controls, as well as numerous parts and features throughout the rest of the vehicle. Call us today at (763) 533-1501 to learn more about how Thomas Engineering Company makes electronics in cars possible with precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

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