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Personnel continuity at automotive supplier KSPG

Horst Binnig to succeed Dr. Gerd Kleinert as CEO

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Low-noise range extender dispels battery runtime angst

Together with FEV GmbH, KSPG is currently and successfully testing a range extender developed for electric vehicles. The test vehicle, based on the FIAT 500, has already undergone comprehensive tests at KSPG. Customer response to tests conducted at...

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New FlexValve valve train system for passenger diesel, commercial vehicle, and natural gas engines

In an era in which reduced fuel consumption is of growing significance, variable valve trains can make a significant contribution to load management on I.C. engines. The UniValve system acquired by KSPG AG in March 2011 has since been extensively...

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Compact turbo bypass valve sets new benchmarks

Downsizing, a reduction in engine displacement coupled with unchanged or even higher output as a result of charging, is here to stay on today’s engines. And it’s not surprising since small exhaust-air turbocharged engines consume less fuel without...

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Compact EGR valve enters series production

Pierburg GmbH has in recent years launched various exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules. New this autumn is a new generation of even more compact, even lighter EGR valves to be installed in all the diesel engines of a major German OEM.

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Electric wastegate actuator ready for volume production

Downsizing is all the rage nowadays: in the effort to reduce CO2 emissions, among other things work is continuing on the technology of exhaust-gas turbocharging. For regulating the functions of the turbocharger, more and more OEMs are using...

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New kind of tandem pump for the North American market

Pierburg Pump Technology, which belongs to the first-tier auto-component manufacturer KSPG, has been awarded by a notable US automaker a series production contract worth a triple-digit million dollars for a combined oil and vacuum (tandem) pump. This...

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New types of on/off and variable-flow coolant pumps

Mechanically driven coolant pumps are standard equipment on modern I.C. engines. Although reliable and durable they have the drawback that their output is always tied to engine speed and cannot be adapted to varying operating conditions. Pierburg...

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Steel pistons for passenger car engines: less fuel consumption, less noise

From aluminum to steel: the switchover from one piston metal to another upgrades performance and improves thermal dynamic efficiency. Combined with reduced friction losses thanks to the modified piston design (an important development target!),...

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