Garrett Motion To Showcase Electric Turbocharger For First Time At IAA 2019

- On display for the first time will be Garrett’s “E-Turbo” for mass market passenger vehicles, expected to launch in 2021 - Garrett will display additional turbo technologies for gasoline, diesel, electric and hybrid, as well as software applications for connected vehicles FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Garrett Motion Inc. (GTX), a leading differentiated technology provider into the automotive industry, will showcase its latest products and technology applications at the 68th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, including for the first time an electrified turbocharger (E-Turbo) for mass market passenger vehicles. “We continue to advance our electrification capabilities at Garrett to support the interests of our global customer base. As such, we are excited for the public unveiling of our first-generation E-Turbo, designed to dramatically improve the performance and fuel economy of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in conjunction with both gasoline and diesel engines,” said Olivier Rabiller, president and chief executive officer for Garrett. “Electrified engine technology will be key in meeting industry...

Optimized Performance Depends on Bearing Selection, Part 1 | Timken

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. It wasn’t so long ago that a typical automotive engine or transmission plant would maintain many machines, each dedicated to a specific and narrow set of demands. Together, this collection of dedicated machines was configured into a transfer line, where a raw workpiece would travel down the line with each machine performing to a narrow set of milling, drilling, or tapping operations — known as a duty cycle — transforming it into a finished part. The spindle bearings in each of those machines were optimized for its specific duty cycle. Times have changed and so has the typical plant.  Transfer lines have been replaced by flexible CNC machining centers to increase efficiency, for smaller volumes and more frequent product changes. CNC machines may range from three- to nine-axes (typically five axes) and use automatic tool changers, magazines, carousels, and robotic workpiece material handling systems to perform multiple operations, driving down cycle time...