BorgWarner's New Friction Materials Enhance Clutch Performance.
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2 City (1990 pop. 24,309), seat of Androscoggin co. HILLS, Mich., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In keeping with its history of technology leadership in smooth-shifting automatic transmission clutches, BorgWarner has introduced a new line of friction materials designed to support smooth, precise shifting in the new generation of energy-efficient six-speed transmissions being brought to production by various global OEMs. In addition to allowing the design of more compact and efficient clutches, the materials minimize noise, vibration and harshness (NVH NVH Noise, Vibration and Harshness
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"Transmission builders have increased the power- and torque-carrying capacity of transmissions, while at the same time reducing overall dimensions and weight and increasing fuel efficiency," said Bernd Matthes, BorgWarner Transmission Systems President and General Manager. "The makers of shifting clutches have been challenged to meet ever-more-demanding conditions and requirements. BorgWarner's patented products and innovative processes offer clutch performance that is unmatched in the industry. They are another example of BorgWarner's product leadership in providing engineering solutions for wet clutches in both traditional step-level transmissions, as well as new technologies like BorgWarner DualTronic(TM) and other alternative transmissions such as CVTs (continuously variable transmissions)."
BorgWarner Transmission Systems is a supplier to virtually every automatic transmission manufacturer in the world. It produces "shift quality" components and systems including one-way clutches, transmission bands, friction plates and clutch-pack assemblies, and controls including transmission solenoids, control modules and integrated mechatronic control systems.
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