Littelfuse and Hirtenberger Automotive Safety have declared a product development joint venture referred to as PYTIC, or 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 eMobility applications and other industrial electrical energy storage applications.
“With the development of the PYTIC joint venture, we are excited to see the Littelfuse and Hirtenberger teams working together to bring innovative, value-added technology solutions to customers across the global automotive industry,” said Alexander Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Passenger Vehicle Business, Littelfuse. “By bringing together the strengths of our two companies, we are well-positioned to co-develop state-of-the-art products that help empower a sustainable, connected and safer world.”
“The formation of the PYTIC joint venture represents a strong, strategic partnership focused on bringing the best solutions to our collective customers,” said Markus Haidenbauer, CEO of Orasis Industries, the parent company of Hirtenberger Automotive Safety. “With the unparalleled expertise of our two companies working together, we can offer the precision, protection, productivity and performance that customers demand.”
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 — sensors, fuses, and signal processing from Littelfuse; and pyrotechnically driven circuit breakers from Hirtenberger Automotive Safety.
Through this collaboration, PYTIC has jointly developed a highly innovative product, the Pyro Safety Module (PSM). The PSM consists of individual components, which 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.
In addition to the technical synergies, Littelfuse and Hirtenberger Automotive Safety bring together global customer reach and local support for leading automotive manufacturers and Tier-1 suppliers all over the world. Together, this joint venture will drive new opportunities, far beyond those each company might achieve on its own.