X-Division was created to take premium customers on a journey beyond Scalable Core Technology, towards exclusive, innovative solutions to the most demanding requirements.
Today’s core technology was born out of yesterday’s quest to achieve new levels of performance and efficiency. This cycle continues in our X-Division, where the skills and first-principles innovation nurtured during our early years as a powertrain consultancy remain embedded in our culture.
X-Division carries out internal projects to ensure we maintain our technological leadership, and also works with clients pushing confidently beyond today’s state-of-the-art. Current projects include scalable integrated motor and inverter and SIMI developments.
X-Division’s clients may be reaching for complex integration or compatibility with extreme environments, or simply looking for ultimate performance.
They work in diverse fields, from rocket motors to the highest echelons of motorsport, often developing their products ‘below the radar’. We relish the opportunity to meet their challenges and we are proud of our outstanding track record in helping them realise their ambitions.
Contact Helix X-Division to embark on a journey beyond today’s technology.
Projects where we have pushed the limits of electric powertrain technology include:
The Scalable Integrated Motor and Inverter (SIMI), is a highly integrated motor/inverter optimised for tomorrow’s requirements and as a research platform for ultrafast switching. The SIMI had its first application in a project with Triumph Motorcycles.
A 130,000rpm drive highly integrated with an advanced turbomachine in a turbocompounding system.
Advanced cooling architecture for ultimate power density.
A 98% efficient Formula E machine and inverter.
Achieving ultimate control mastery, including Dynoless testing