Digital data is expanding to include equipment on the factory floor, making it possible for designers and manufacturers alike to model and simulate nearly everything before vehicles and their production lines exist in the real world.
When designing a system for an automotive facility, the first thing a design engineer will think about is the controls and fitting the equipment into the allocated space for the application. Next comes the enclosures to protect the controls, and the last thing a design engineer thinks about is managing the temperature inside the enclosures. As a rule of thumb, for every 18°F (10°F) rise in temperature above room temperature, you half-life your components. Learn more in our white paper!