recently began producing its electronically controlled visctronic fan drives at
its new plant in Itatiba City, Brazil. By operating only when needed and
precisely controlling the fan speed when engine cooling is required,
BorgWarner’s advanced technology provides efficient engine cooling as well as
improved fuel economy and reduced emissions for trucks, buses and off-highway
applications. In addition, Visctronic fan drives improve driver comfort by
lowering noise, vibration and harshness, said a company statement.
the opening ceremony in April 2013, we are proud that series production of our visctronic
fan drive is up and running at BorgWarner’s new campus in Itatiba City,” said
Daniel Paterra, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems. “
our Visctronic fan drive, we help vehicle manufacturers comply with
increasingly tight emissions standards. Our new plant allows us to produce
these advanced technologies for our customers locally, and our new engineering centre
expands BorgWarner’s network of technical centres, enhancing our local testing
and validation capabilities, ” he added.
exhaust gas re-circulation rates and higher specific engine outputs are
accelerating demand for more effective and efficient airflow solutions.
Commercial vehicles, in particular, demand maximum cooling performance even at
low driving speeds. Already proven in Europe, North America and Asia,
BorgWarner’s visctronic fan drives use specially calibrated software to
communicate with the engine’s electronic control unit, constantly responding
directly to the engine’s cooling needs. By disengaging and rotating at minimum
speed when no air cooling is needed, the technology reduces power consumption.
When the engine requires more cooling, the fan drive automatically re-engages
to provide efficient air cooling at precisely the right time. In this way, Visctronic
fan drives deliver improved fuel economy and lower emissions as well as low
noise, vibration and harshness for increased driving comfort.