AUBURN HILLS — BorgWarner has recently begun 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, the technology provides efficient engine cooling as well as improved fuel economy and reduced emissions for trucks, buses, and off-highway applications. In addition, the fan drives improve driver comfort by lowering noise, vibration, and harshness.
“With our Visctronic fan drive, we help vehicle manufacturers comply with increasingly tight emissions standards,” says Daniel Paterra, president and general manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems. “Our new plant allows us to produce these advanced technologies for our customers locally, and our new engineering center expands BorgWarner’s network of technical centers, enhancing our local testing and validation capabilities.”
Paterra says rising exhaust gas recirculation 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.