Typical applications for Ansel products include:
Air clutches with small air volumes hasten engagement and displacement, combining all of the best features of a disc type clutch with all the advantages of direct air engagement. These types of clutches are used in the machine industry, where loads driven by electric motors require an effective way to stop without slippage.
Air seats provide pneumatic seat comfort via a system of integrated air bladders. The system comprises an air pump, control electronics, pneumatic valves, and a switch panel. The air pump inflates/deflates as required by the user. Deflation can be passive through body weight pushing the air out or active through vacuum generated by the pump. Massage cycles can be incorporated.
Air suspension is used today for cars, trucks, and SUV's (sport utility vehicles). Some of the high-end luxury vehicles along with over-the-road trucks offer air ride systems as standard equipment. An air compressor supplies air to either shocks or rubber bladders located directly below the axle or at each wheel.
Brake Assist helps reduce breaking distance and provides increased protection in emergency situations. The electronically controlled system recognises a "panic stop" by monitoring the rate of the brake application and initiates full braking within a fraction of a second, reducing the car's braking distance by as much as 20 percent. This technology is in production on several vehicles today, including SUV's, trucks, and personal vehicles.
A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device that converts hydrogen and oxygen into water, producing electricity and heat in the process. A fuel cell provides a DC (direct current) voltage that can be used to power motors, lights or any number of electrical appliances. There are several different types of fuel cells, each using a different chemistry.