Federal-Mogul Powertrain Brings Fuel-Saving and CO2-Reducing Engine Seal Technology to Heavy-Duty Market

MicroTorq ®  HD Low Friction Crankshaft Seal with Options for High Contaminant Environments

Burscheid, Germany, 20 September 2016…  Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is now offering its MicroTorq® dynamic seal solution to heavy-duty engine manufacturers. Available in unique constructions for both on-highway and more demanding off-highway applications, MicroTorq® HD has been optimised for the heavy-duty sector and reduces friction by up to 55 percent compared to PTFE seals typically used. 

“The MicroTorq HD shaft seal builds on the innovative fuel-saving and emissions reducing benefits pioneered in the original MicroTorq design in order to address the application challenges of heavy-duty engines,” commented Gian Maria Olivetti, Chief Technology Officer, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “Heavy-duty engines have larger shaft sizes and increased constraints that the seal must accommodate and also often have to operate in extremely severe environments, including exposure to contaminants.”  

The unique design features that enabled the successful commercialisation of MicroTorq, such as the dual-hinge flex section, static band, hydrodynamic aids and shaft-following auxiliary lip, were further customised for MicroTorq HD to account for the more demanding requirements of heavy-duty engines.

The combination of MicroTorq HD with Flat-Install™ creates a hybrid sealing solution that brings together the best features of both of these proven technologies. Flat-Install, which incorporates a labyrinth of non-contacting lips that block contaminants from reaching and breaking down the main sealing surface, dramatically extends seal life in dirty conditions such as off-highway operation. With the superior contaminant exclusion features of Flat-Install increasing robustness even in the most severe conditions, when this technology is combined with the low friction MicroTorq sealing principle in the MicroTorq HD seal the total cost of ownership to customers is reduced in two ways: by having a much longer time between overhauls and through the energy saving benefits of the low-friction technology.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain is currently working with a major global engine manufacturer on a number of on- and off-highway applications for the technology. MicroTorq HD will be displayed alongside other Federal-Mogul Powertrain sealing products at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, from 21-29 September 2016. The company will exhibit at Booth C28 in Hall 13.

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.

Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company’s aftermarket brands include BERU®* ignition systems; Champion®lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The Company has more than 53,000 employees globally. For more information, please visit  www.federalmogul.com .

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

Paul Chadderton
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