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A Breakthrough Pyro Safety Module for Safe eMobility and Energy Storage Markets: An Introduction to PYTIC

Presented by:

  • Patrick Janak, Director of Sales, Astotec Automotive

  • Engelbert Hetzmannseder, VP R&D and CTO, Littelfuse

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Oct 20, 2021, 8:45 am EDT

Littelfuse, Inc. and Astotec Automotive created a joint venture resulting in a new company, PYTIC (Pyro Technology for Intelligent Circuit Disconnection).

PYTIC is focused on the development and distribution of a new and innovative pyrotechnic-based separator—acting as a true galvanic cut-off device—for the eMobility market and other industrial electrical energy storage applications. As hybrid-electric vehicles and fully electric vehicles are seeing tremendous growth across passenger car and commercial vehicle applications, there continues to be strong demand for safe, reliable products within these markets.

PYTIC brings together the core competencies, development expertise and production know-how of both companies: HAS’s pyrotechnically driven circuit breakers and Littelfuse’s sensors, fuses and signal processing. Through this cooperation, PYTIC has succeeded in jointly developing a highly innovative product, the Pyro Safety Module (PSM). The PSM consists of individual components that are optimally aligned with each other, resulting in a fully integrated product with higher performance at lower system costs. In addition, it requires less installation space. The PSM’s most important advantage over other products in the market is its even faster detection of overcurrent events, and thus a significantly faster and safer disconnection of the battery from the rest of the vehicle (less than 1 millisecond). This means that vehicle fires and electric shocks to passengers and rescue forces can be avoided in the best possible way.

Join this session to learn more about PYTIC and the Pyro Safety Module.




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