HellermannTyton helps students get into gear for national competition

HellermannTyton, the supplier of products for fastening, fixing, identifying and protecting cables, has aided Motorsport Technology students at the University of Birmingham by donating a range of its products for their entry to this year’s Formula Student UK competition at Silverstone.

The 30-strong team of second year students was supplied with HellermanTyton’s new range of SA47 heat shrink tubing, which is specifically designed for protecting and sealing automotive connections and splices, as well as providing rubber grommets, HIS heatshrink tubing and cable boots.

Both adhesive and non-adhesive heatshrink tubing was supplied for the project to be used for the creation of the team’s wiring harness. The adhesive lined heatshrink was used to cover the connector bodies, which provided an excellent environmental seal whilst creating a professional finish for the autosport connectors.

One of the requirements for the heatshrink tubing was to be resistant to the E85 fuel used in the competition. The SA47 was specified due to its high specification and resistance to chemicals meaning it was ideal product for the team’s strict criteria. HellermannTyton were also able to supply the tubing in black as requested by the students.

Andrew Wilkins, a member of BCU Racing, said: “Without the support from companies like HellermannTyton we wouldn’t be able to create the car for the competition and gain vital experience which we can take after we graduate.”