Racing Cars Development and Build

SCG 004C

Key results

|  Debut: 2020 6 Hours of Nürburgring
|   14th place overall at the 2020 ADAC TOTAL 24 H
|   The first non-German cars and the only privateer in the top 20

Podium Advanced Technologies has developed and built the SCG 004C, which features a whole new carbon fiber chassis, central driving position, and a 6,2 liter V8 engine.

The 004C model, conceived to replace its predecessor 003C, has debuted the 2020 season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, as well as the ADAC TOTAL 24H Race, with Podium as the official supplier of racing services.

At the end of August 2020 the 004C has participated at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, primarily for setting the Balance of Performance. Few weeks later it has finished in 14th place overall at the end of the 48th ADAC TOTAL 24 Hours, in a field of nearly one hundred cars filled with some of the most prestigious car makes in the world. The SCG 004C has finished the race as the first car not made by a German manufacturer and the only privateer in the top 20, claiming also the class win for finishing the race as the lone SP-X-class entry.

An outstanding outcome, considering that the SCG 004C has had only one 30-hour test simulation just before the lockdown due to the pandemic.

The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004C engine has been started for the first time only 4 weeks after the beginning of assembly operations, and 14 months after the kick off of the 004C and 004S (the road legal model) concurrent development work.

Podium Advanced Technologies offers a full service team for the managing of races with specialists in any role, from engineers to mechanics, from team principle to logistics.

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
    (e.g., SOC, SOE, SOH, SOP)
  • BMS hardware and software development
    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
    battery systems
  • Consulting in the field of battery systems

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