BorgWarner Launches New Low-Friction Engine Timing Chain With Several Major
BorgWarner's Latest Engine Timing Technology Reduces Friction to Improve
Engine Efficiency and Fuel Economy
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner's
next-generation 6.35 mm inverted tooth silent engine timing chains are
launching on engines from Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Hyundai, General Motors Korea
and one Chinese automaker. The innovative engine timing chain is designed to
reduce friction, resulting in as much as 0.3 to 0.6 percent improvement in
fuel economy based on customer testing. BorgWarner will produce the new
low-friction engine timing chains for a variety of 0.66- to 2.0-liter gasoline
engines for vehicles in Japan, China and Korea.
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"As automakers began downsizing engines to improve fuel economy, BorgWarner
recognized opportunities to help further improve engine efficiency by reducing
power-wasting friction in the engine timing system," said Joe Fadool,
President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse TEC. "With our
state-of-the-art testing and simulation capabilities, BorgWarner has developed
a new, smaller-pitch engine timing chain that reduces friction while
delivering lower noise and improved durability for these tough engine
BorgWarner's low-friction engine timing chain combines inverted tooth silent
chain technology with an optimized link back shape. Compared with conventional
technology, the optimized link back shape reduces contact area and friction as
the chain slides along the arms and guides, where most friction losses occur.
In addition, super finish apertures enhance wear and efficiency performance,
and "E" polishing improves surface finish to reduce friction.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a technology
leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications
worldwide. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 56 locations in
19 countries, the company develops products to improve fuel economy, reduce
emissions and enhance performance. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota,
Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW,
Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. For more information, please visit
BorgWarner's next-generation 6.35 mm inverted tooth silent engine timing
chains are designed to reduce friction, helping to improve fuel economy as
much as 0.3 to 0.6 percent based on customer testing.
Contact: Erika Nielsen, 248.754.0422
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