6 cylinders, 4 racing teams and 1 world champion title – the past Formula 1 season turned out to be very successful for Renault. Micro-Epsilon supplies the French car giant with sensors for engine development and was invited to Paris in order to celebrate the success.
Renault won a total of 14 prizes with the V6 motor in the 2013 Formula 1 season. As one of the measurement technology suppliers, Micro-Epsilon was invited to the “L’Atelier Renault” at the Champs-Élysées at the end of last year, in order to celebrate the victory, along with the Renault engineers and the Formula 1 legend Alain Prost.
Micro-Epsilon offers a comprehensive range of sensors for engine developers: The extremely high temperature-resistant, revolution-counting turboSPEED DZ140 sensor for turbochargers measures even on thin turbine blades made from aluminium or titanium from 200 rpm to 400,000 rpm. The optoNCDT 1700 BL laser sensor with a blue laser diode detects oscillations and vibrations on the red-glowing engine manifold. Miniature eddy current sensors are integrated in various positions in the engine bay in order to measure, for example, the oil film thickness between piston and cylinder wall. Standard products as well as customer-specific models are available.