Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd received the Auto Trade Expo Award for Innovation for its ground-breaking intelligent water-pump modules at Auto Trade EXPO, which was held at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Saggart, Ireland.
Malcolm Short, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd technical services manager, said: “With this innovative system solution which is being launched under our Ruville brand for a wide range of VW models, we are making an important contribution when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, increasing engine life and improving climate comfort.”
The pumping capacity of conventional water pumps used in vehicles today often depends solely on engine speeds.
A high engine speed results in a higher coolant flow-rate, a low engine speed means flow-rates are less.
But the intelligent Ruville water-pump modules make it possible to precisely regulate coolant temperature within the entire cooling circuit or even to completely shut off temperature regulation if required.
A diverse number of coolant circuits can be variably controlled according to specific engine requirements – which contribute significantly to lowering friction loss, fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
The Schaeffler-developed thermal-management module uses sensor-controlled rotary vanes to precisely regulate the temperature balance throughout the drive train.
In this way, up to three additional actuated coolant circuits – like the gearbox, engine oil and turbocharger – achieve optimal operating temperature quickly.
The modules provide needs-based regulation of engine temperature 100 per cent of the time, which has a positive effect on energy efficiency and on the life of all drive-train components.
This innovative system solution includes the water pump and all mounting parts needed for replacement, and is available as a complete repair solution for 1.5 million vehicles of the Volkswagen Group worldwide.
All Schaeffler brands are backed by technical support and repair installation tips through its industry leading internet site RepXpert and a technical hotline; UK Tel: 08457 001100, Ireland Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.
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