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The Aamgard Blog 2022


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June 27th 2022
21:22

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Not Tasty: Cable Spaghetti Inside a Porsche 962

Cabling of a dashboard inside a Porsche 962 Le Mans racing sports prototype - forty years of organic growing... And in the dark, the electric sometimes talked to the driver:

spaghetti cabling inside a classic Le Mans racing sports car

Yes, it still was operable somehow. Our new wiring just looks a little bit more user fiendly.
And saved about 3kg of weight:

dashboard wiring by Aamgard Engineering

More about: Vehicle electrics.


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May 23rd 2022
19:07

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Impressions from the Spa Classic Race 2022

Porsche at the Spa Classic prestart   Eggimann Racing Lola T70 Mk3 Spyder

Spice Tiga GC85

Silkcut TWR Jaguar

Lotus Eleven   Spa Classic F1 pits

1969th Lola T70 coupe   Porsche 962

Kremer Porsche 962

organisers pages:   www.Peterauto.fr         event video:   www.Youtube.de


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May 4th 2022
14:11

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Autosport Connectors from Deutsch and Souriau

Deutsch and Souriau Autosport connectors, DMC barrel crimper and accessories

Aamgard Engineering delivers worldwide Autosport connectors from Deutsch and Souriau
and belonging accessories and tools.


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April 12th 2022
11:41

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Proprietary Development: Aamgard Temperature Sensors

motorsport temperature sensors from Aamgard Engineering

Aamgard ATRA: fast response air temperature sensor Aamgard ATRF: universeller Motorsporttemperatursensor

Here they are - the first Aamgard Engineering developed motorsport sensors:

  • left ATRA:   a fast response temperature sensor for air and gases
  • right ATRF:   a precision motorsport sensor for coolants, fuels, oil etc.

Both sensors provide a measurement range of -40°C to +250°C and very flexible temperature and wear resistant Viton/Teflon electric cables. Both sensor housings are made from anodised aviation grade AW7075 aluminium resp. aviation grade aluminium with PEEK test prod. The ATRA is based on an ultra-fast NTC sensor chip. The ATRF contain a PT100 or PT1000 sensing element, depending by customer requirement.

Variable o-rings (either Viton, Teflon or EPDM) do make both components to nearly all-purpose temperature sensors in motorsports, aerospace and demanding industrial environments.


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March 21st 2022
19:34

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Livin' in a Box - Powerbox for a Classic Le Mans Racing Sports Car

power distribution box with relays and ETA switch fuses

Electronic PDM inside an 80th Le Mans racing sports car? Rather not! Handmade electrics containing modern materials, battery cut-off relay, connectors and circuit breakers? Absolutely! So, the best of both worlds. That way a classic but also modern and reliable power distribution box is done.

powerbox housing from the 3D printer housing with GFC insert plates internal wiring Aamgard relay box Aamgard powerbox for a classic Le Mans racing sports car

Photos, each left to right:

  • two interlocking half-shells made from special biopolymer, 3D printed and for improved temperature resistance thermal annealed
  • half-shells, reinforced with GFC sheets, water proof glued, riveted and painted;
    the component weight is below 50g
  • internal wiring: battery cut-off relay, fuel pump relays and ETA circuit breakers for each electric circuitry like lighting or engine harness, dashboard etc.
  • finished powerbox: M8 screwed contacts for ground (blue), battery positive (red) and starter / alternator (yellow) plus Autosport connectors from Souriau for each individual sub-loom.


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March 10th 2022
10:06

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Aston Martin Steering Wheel

racing steering wheel and mating connector with open wires motorsports steering wheel with ´curly cord and Deutsch connector

Racing steering wheel with curly cord and Autosport connector
made by Aamgard Engineering.


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February 15th 2022
13:51

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Thermocouples / Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors by Aamgard Engineering

K type thermocouple / exhaust gas temperature sensor

miniature thermocouple connector IEC grün gland nut

  • K-type exhaust gas temperature sensor up to 1150°C
  • several lengths and diameter
  • stainless steel flex cable up to 15m length
  • thermocouple connector to DIN / IEC (green)
  • gland nuts M8 or M10

More info could be found at our temperature sensor pages. Or simply send us an E-Mail.


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February 1st 2022
18:30

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Good Tools - Good Work - Reliable Wiring Looms

For doing good work, a needs good tools - don't mind if you work on a classic Ford Escort or a high sophisticated Formula 1 car. This especially applies when building electric harnesses. Not always only the most expensive is the best - but for the most cheapest looming pliers one often pays three times: Once on the first purchase. Next time, when buying a new tool with better quality, after recognising, that the previous one does not operate satisfactory. And probably
in-between once more, after that improper engineered cheap crimper has screwed up the friggin' expensive connector, that also needs to be purchased again.

tools for wiring looms making

As time went by, at our workshop several wiring tools and crimp pliers piled up. A small selection, from left to right:

  • Knipex electronic wire cutter - even after 15 years of duty, that one works immaculate
  • DMC pliers for Autosport connectors and circular contacts - the genuine set the standard
  • RS engineers pliers - universal, medium priced, perfect for all days work
  • Cembre hex crimper for shielded RF wires - teamed-up only recently, but so far performs well
  • Knipex crimper for bigger cable shoes - rarely used, but if needed, indispensable
  • TE Tyco Ergocrimp with variable inserts - the standard for roll-crimp contacts
  • CK ferrule crimper - there is no room for experiments at professional splicing
  • Cembre crimper for insulated cable shoes - nearly since 15 years in enduring operation

Maybe worth considering: Instead agonising with bad tools at unpractised usage, a better way could be asking the professional about costs of some adequate connector assembly. Or drop by at your local loom builder and spending some bugs for the kitty. And if this does not work for you: Get in contact to us, to get your contacts sorted...


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January 14th 2022
19:25

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Sensor Loom for Operation Temperatures up to 180°C

sensor loom with Deutsch Autosport connectors

Simple in construction, but demanding at the required materials: Electric sensor harness for a Le Mans prototype racing car, temperatures resistance up to 180°C, with 5YR aerospace spec wires, Viton heat shrink and Autosport connectors from Deutsch and Souriau.