INA synchronizers in manual and automated manual transmissions allow for smooth, fast gear shifts. INA’s new Friction Pad System (FPS) uses friction pad inserts instead of a layer of friction material bonded to the synchronizer ring. With friction pad inserts, completely new friction materials can be used, and the friction material can be replaced without scrapping the whole ring. With FPS, we can choose the best friction material for an application without compromising friction characteristics during the bonding process.
Schaeffler design offers several advantage: - Shift feel can be tailored to an application by choosing friction materials with different properties; - Durability and shift feel can be optimized by using different friction materials in the same ring; - Synchronizer rings can be replaced quickly without other system changes; - Prototype rings are faster available than bonded rings
Publisher: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG