24 Hours of Nürburgring: 12th position for the 004C despite an accident

29 May 2022

Nürburgring, 29 May 2022 – The Glickenhaus 004C EVO 2022 finishes the race as the best non-SP9 car all along the race and as the first car not made by a German manufacturer.
 
At the 50th ADAC TotalEnergies 24H Nürburgring, in a field of more than one hundred and thirty participants filled with some of the most prestigious car makes in the world, the Glickenhaus 004C EVO 2022 No. 706, designed, developed and built by Podium Advanced Technologies has finished 12th overall.

Drivers Thomas Mutsch, Fernandez Laser Felipe, Franck Mailleux, Richard Westbrook have obtained a total time of 24:08:39.210, with 155 laps completed and a gap of only one from the winner.

The Glickenhaus 004C EVO 2022 finishes the race as the best non-SP9 car all along the race and the first car not made by a German manufacturer.

A brilliant result, considering that it has been affected by an accident during an overtaking that forced the car to pit for 15 minutes to repair the underbody.
An exceptional teamwork that in this short space of time has been able to put the 004C back on the track, keeping alive the chance to compete at its best. Without this unfortunate event (more severe accidents happened to other teams, by the way) the 004C would have probably been among the top 10 cars, not far away from the best five.

Podium Advanced Technologies, official supplier of racing services for Glickenhaus, has been able to set the right performance of the 004C during the race week and to manage the rapid changes of weather conditions.

Fast and reliable, it is a matter of fact that the 004C EVO 2022 can now compete among the best GT3 cars in the world.

Assembly process

Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations able to handle module up to 1200 mm length
- Different cooling strategies can be handled within this station
- Similar capacity cells can be sorted and included in a module
- Fast and tack-free led lamp curing
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations can handle different cell dimensions and different thermal extraction strategies
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
Bus Bar Laser Welding
- Cutting edge laser beam technology that guarantees robust joints for several type of busbar connections
- Possibility to weld challenging reflective materials such as CU, Al and dissimiral combination of materials
- Internal development of welding parameters
- Extensive quality control such as weld penetration in process monitoring and resistivity checks
- Stations can handle module up to 1200 mm length and 600 mm width
Bus Bar Laser Welding
Ultrasonic wire bonding
- Fully automatic station
- Wire bonding with the highest axis accuracy
- Continuous real time monitoring of wire condition and process
- Integrated quality control
Ultrasonic wire bonding
Pack assembly stations
- Stations equipped with manual assistors and process dedicated tools to allow assembly teams to work in perfect ergonomic and safe conditions
- Stations equipped with torque monitored tools
- Control tracking system to verify process completion and quality monitoring
- Junction box assembly and quality control
- Controlled sealing application completed after functional test
Pack assembly stations
EOL Testing
- Battery module and pack functional tests
- BMS firmware and software flashing
- Pack cooling system integrity test
EOL Testing

Main features

  • Safety: BMS Design compliant for ISO 26262
  • Scalable slave-master architecture, handles systems
    up to 1.000 V
  • Cell dissipative balancing

Functionalities

  • Real time monitoring cells & components voltage
    and temperatures
  • Advanced algorithms for SOC/SOH estimation
  • Advanced SOP estimation with realtime cell
    thermoelectrical models
  • Electromechanical components feedback monitoring
    and degradation estimation (fuses, contactors)
  • Control and monitoring of the thermal management system
  • Sensing of current, water leak, internal humidity, etc
  • Ground fault monitoring of grounded or ungrounded systems

Services related to BMS

  • Testing and modelling of battery cells
    and systems
  • Experimental characterization of cells
    for accurate state estimation algorithms
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    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
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