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Rheinmetall Automotive
The call for less vehicle weight: emission reduction through lightweight design

An essential development in today's auto industry is the surge in vehicle populations in the emerging countries and megacities. Within the EU, emissions are required to shrink to only 95 g/km by 2020, three years from now. One avenue toward achieving...

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Rheinmetall Automotive
Today's strategies for minimizing friction losses

Under the squeeze of ever tighter CO2 constraints, engine developers are nowadays exploring every conceivable avenue for lowering fuel consumption on internal combustion engines. One option is to minimize friction, since friction losses erode...

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Rheinmetall Automotive develops drive system and energy storage unit for electric vehicles

Rheinmetall Automotive, the first-tier auto-industry supplier and member of the Technology Group Rheinmetall, is taking account of the increasing electrification of drivelines in its own product range. Among the products developed by the Company to...

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KS Kolbenschmidt
New generation of polymer bearings for hybrid engines

One consequence of the ever tougher requirements on I.C. engines regarding fuel and emission reduction is the advance of hybridization and increased use of low-viscosity oils. Ignition pressures and hence the strain on the engine plain bearings are...

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KS Kolbenschmidt
Innovations for interiors: plain bearings for inside cars

With the accelerating trend toward hybrid and all-electric vehicles, the periods in which the car is simply running on electric power and hence with a barely audible driveline, give rise to aheightened noise sensitivity on the part of the driver....

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KS Kolbenschmidt
New generation of passenger car piston assembly with 1.7 percent CO2 reduction

For years now, automotive legislation has been requiring a reduction in emissions. Concurrently, automakers' demands regarding piston life-time and loading have risen. To address these trends, KS Kolbenschmidt has in recent years consistently...

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Pierburg
Compact exhaust-gas recirculation valve saves space

For years now the Pierburg Group has been systematically expanding its portfolio of emission-reduction components. The most recent addition to the range is a compact exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) valve for low-pressure applications. The new...

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Pierburg
Market innovation: new fuel vapor pump

Today’ strict emission standards govern not only car emissions, they apply to fuel vapors, too. In most cases, these vapors are trapped in an activated carbon canister mounted close to the fuel tank. This canister needs to be regularly purged. For...

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Pierburg
From concept to completion: electric vacuum pump ready for series production

For decades now, Pierburg GmbH has been developing vacuum pumps for brake boosters, and the new EVP 40 being launched on the market, operates on demand, is rugged and extremely durable, with a life-span of up to 1200 hours. This year, the new pump...

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Pierburg
Intelligent thermal management: valve switches off piston cooling

Pierburg GmbH has developed a solenoid valve that shuts off the oil cooling of the pistons when needed. It goes into series production this year.

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