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AIC Group provides software to the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

News International-French

23 Sep 2014

The group provides the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team with maintenance, service and Autoclave Management and Control Systems (AMCS).

The system has been applied to the team’s production autoclaves used in the process of building its Formula One race cars. AIC has also completed servicing and calibrating the company’s autoclaves and ovens at its Operations Centre as part of a multi-year contract.

The group has replaced the now obsolete Autoclave Manager with the new AMCS system which provides simpler operation across all of the team’s autoclaves and delivers higher reliability and reduced energy useage in the production of composite material.

AIC was chosen for the contract due to its expertise in automated industrial controls, technical support and outstanding service. With over 40 years combined experience of design, manufacture and service of major plant and equipment AIC provides unrivalled expertise in the field.

The total autoclave maintenance programme covers: heating and cooling systems; vacuum pump; air circulation fan and motor; door operation and interlocks; controls and electrics; and pneumatics.

Qualified engineers also calibrated control instruments for temperature, pressure and vacuum, with full traceability. Calibration equipment is calibrated and certified by AIC as a UKAS accredited company and is fully traceable to National Laboratory Standards.

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