Hammond Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Mouser Electronics have partnered to provide Tony Kanaan and his 2013 KV Racing Technology team with a competitive edge in the IZOD IndyCar® Series.
KV Racing Technology Technical Director Eric Cowdin, the head Race Engineer for Kanaan’s #11 IndyCar, and his engineers selected enclosures from Hammond on their timing stand as well as in their design of a custom test box used to evaluate the functionality of the sensors on the race cars driven by Kanaan and KV Racing teammate Simona De Silvestro. The test box is used to test and calibrate the sensors, without the need of powering up the race car. KV Racing data engineer Josh Fults and engineering assistant Matt Cummings designed the test box to increase the ease and speed of testing the sensors.
“In the past we’d have to power up the race car, plug in our laptop, and then connect with our data system to be able measure the sensor output voltage,” Fults explained. “But with this new test box made with Mouser products we can take a sensor, plug it into this test box, turn it on, and see if the sensor’s output is performing at a good voltage.”
The Mouser racing program provides a high-tech platform to showcase the newest technologies and connect with industry’s leading automotive electronic design engineers and buyers. Hammond joined as an official partner in Mouser’s IndyCar program last year. Mouser and Hammond’s support of the KV Racing Technology team has proved to be a winning partnership. Kanaan captured his first-ever Indianapolis 500 victory in May and continued his run of success with a third-place finish at the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in June. The upcoming schedule for the KV Racing Technology team is highlighted by the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 25.
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