Power distribution in the automotive truck business is something different then for a normal car. Both 12 and 24 Volt systems are used, heavy duty use is to be supported and separation between the cabin and the engine bay is important for the safety of the truck driver. Within a truck related project from our customer, KeyTec cooperated from the initial design to the series realization for a couple of components that were meant for integration in the power distribution box for 12, 24 and ground connection in the truck.
From the beginning it was clear that a copper alloy carrier was to be used for the current. For the connection of the different eyelets a kind of threaded element was to be integrated. During the prototype phase it turned out that catalogue parts did not fit the environment, machined parts were too expensive, which left over the use of copper alloy material.