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bf1systems showcases its engineering and technology at the 22nd annual Autosport International Exhibition

06 Jan 2012

bf1systems, an engineering firm developing advanced electronics for the motorsport and aerospace industry, will be exhibiting within the trade section of the annual Autosport International Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on the 12th and 13th January 2012.

The Autosport International "Racing Car Show" is now in its 22nd year, and covers all areas of motorsport, both professional as well as grass roots, from karting right up to Formula 1.
The bf1systems stand can be found in the Autosport Engineering section (Stand E353 in Hall 9) on the 12th and 13th January.

bf1systems will be launching a new electronics package aimed at providing a high specification, modular measurements system, at a more affordable price than is currently available. The new electronics package will be demonstrated on an Intrepid go kart, and includes an array of wireless and wired sensors, combined with a CAN data logger and bf1systems composite steering wheel, with integrated colour display, shift lights and buttons.
bf1systems will also be exhibiting their latest Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Force Measurement, Wiring Harness and Composites products, whilst members of staff from all areas of the company will be on hand to answer questions, provide advice and discuss 2012 requirements.

On display for the first time will be bf1systems’ 2012 TPMS products, which include the introduction of three new ECUs; the MDE v2, the Kompact MDE and the Combined ECU/Antenna. The MDE v2 is a replacement of the current MDE used by many teams; the Kompact MDE is a new TPMS ECU approximately half the size of current ECUs, and the Combined ECU/Antenna is an entirely new motorsport TPMS concept which reduces the box count on the car to a single unit. The Combined ECU/Antenna features the ECU and receive Antenna in one housing, requiring only four connections (+12V, 0V, CAN H & CAN L).

The next generation TPMS motorsport wheel sensor will also be previewed, prior to its release in the middle of 2012. The wheel sensor replaces the hugely successful Gen2.2 wheel sensor which has been used in racing since 2006. The new sensor retains all the functionality of the existing sensor, but reduces its mass by 20%, and introduces a greater pressure resolution than has been available to date.

Following its debut at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi young driver test, bf1systems will also display its new dual gain intelligent amplifier. This allows teams to analyse dynamic loading and aero balance data from a single strain gauge installation, and will be at the stand, along with examples of both complete customer specific and generic force measurement products.

In recent seasons the wiring harness department has seen a move away from the traditional wiring harness, to harnesses more integrated with carbon fibre components. The stand will feature a number of parts showing this approach, and engineers will be on hand to discuss how this can be utilised in other applications.

In addition to showcasing individual product ranges, bf1systems will have their FACTOR001 bicycle on display. Originally intended as a halo project to show off bf1systems’ many capabilities, the bicycle project has now grown and spawned a number of sub-projects, resulting in the bi-directional transfer of technology between the bicycle and motorsports arenas.

For more information please visit www.bf1systems.com

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