Saint-Gobain APS works with many key automotive customers to develop custom sealing components for the rapid technological advances made in e-mobility applications, one of which is thermal management. An automotive thermal management system (TMS) is critical since it monitors and controls the operating temperature of various systems such as transmission, battery, electric drive units, engine, and passenger areas in order to improve efficiency and prevent damage and/or failure to the components.
Optimal control with fast positioning time. Rulon® properties has low friction and drag loss enabling a fast, accurate and reliable movement in rotational and linear direction. The actuation benefits from excellent response characteristics and low variance over lifetime.
Efficient system design at lower weight. The memory effect combined with the flexibility of Rulon® material ensures a low and constant leakage of the seal. The low breakaway force and friction allows a downsizing of the actuator drive resulting in higher efficiency and smaller components with lower costs.
Low power consumption. Due to the low actuation force, a low power consumption over lifetime is ensured. This makes our solution suitable for the limited energy supply in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Low cost alternative to machined seals. Our low friction lip seals generate the possibility for cost reduction, especially for medium and high volume demand, giving the same or better properties than machined polymer seals.
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