The principals of Electron Controls have a combined 35 years of experience in automotive engineering.
We have been involved with the design, development, implementation, and production of various controls systems since the early 1990's.
• Anti-lock Braking Systems
• ESP stability systems
• Chassis control systems
• Heavy-Duty Truck - Automated Manual Transmission
• Medium-Duty Truck - Automatic Transmission
• ITAR related vehicles
• Data acquisition systems
• CAN control and measurement systems
• Open and Closed-loop simulation/testing tools
• System analysis and documentation (DVP&R, FMEA, etc..))
We have been granted 23 US patents over the past two decades. Even more if you count WPO entries in countries such as: Japan, Germany, and Canada.
Ty has experience in the design, development, implementation, and production of mechatronic control systems for 17 years.
He has been involved in all aspects of the design, development, testing, and implementation of transmission control systems for Freightliner, Volvo, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Mack and others. These projects included several Automated Manual and Automatic transmission platforms.
He has also developed modular braking and chassis control systems for automotive and light-truck platforms. Specific expertise in Anti-Lock Brake System and Yaw Stability Control systems interacting with the vehicle.
With two separate stints in Germany as a Senior Product Engineer, Ty has amassed a wealth of international experience as well.
Eric has seen the forest and the trees and brings a open minded approach to system controls engineering.
He engineered control systems and analyzed mechanical designs at the major automotive manufacturers from 1990 to 2004. This includes leading the design team that created the chassis control reference system used to determine if a wheel is slipping. This system is used by GM, Ford, Chrysler, MINI, and others. The skills needed to do this were honed applying systems in a wide variety of prototype vehicles. This is really just one example of analyzing data and determining the best way to a better solution. Other example subjects include oil pumps for GM, electric car design for WaveCrest Labs, alternators for Race Proven and engine component durability for Ford and Cummins.
That OEM experience allows him to quickly change focus from the trees (single component durability) to the forest (integrate the chassis control system, suspension, powertrain and chassis to make the vehicle performed optimally). This background is regularly utilized in motorsports as we analyze the data from a vehicle and determine which part of the system to improve in the search for better lap times.
Having run a small business successfully in tough economic times he understands that the solutions proposed should be balanced by resource realities. In racing there is little point in spending money making a faster car if you can no longer afford the diesel fuel to transport it to the track.
Which tree in your forest needs some water?