Challenge : Our military HUMVEEs require body armor in a climate where the ambient temperature averages 120ºF. The US government charged TACOM with finding a solution to reduce the in-vehicle temperature to improve the comfort of our service personnel using these vehicles.
Solution : SMP was a major contributor to a redesigned HVAC system for this HUMVEE. Three of our Temperature Control division plants, in the US and Canada, engineered, manufactured and supplied the A/C Compressor, Evaporator, Heater Core, Condenser Coils, Front and Rear HVAC Motor Housing Assemblies, and the Condenser Fan Assemblies.
As the result of SMP engineering and ingenuity, the in-vehicle temperature was lowered from 95ºF to 83ºF for a 13% reduction.
SMP met all stringent military specifications such as the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) MIL-Standard-461E and MIL-STD-202 Method 101 for 1,000 Hour Corrosion Protection when designing and manufacturing these application-specific components.
SMP means problem solved.
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