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BorgWarner Smart IMS and Over Crank Prevention Technology

Auto News - Published on Tue, 25 Feb 2020

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BorgWarner announced the first applications of its combined Smart Integrated Magnetic Switch plus Integrated Over Crank Protection on its Delco Remy 38MT+ and 39MT heavy duty gear reduction starters, used for both on- and off-highway commercial vehicles. This new and efficient combination for the original equipment commercial vehicle market reduces and prevents starter-related downtime for fleet owners and operators. The 38MT+ and 39MT Smart Starters with Smart IMS / IOCP will soon be available as an option from the factory on new truck orders from a major commercial vehicle manufacturer.

BorgWarner’s IOCP – a built-in circuit breaker that protects the starter from thermal damage by monitoring the temperature and automatically resetting at a safe operating temperature as needed, while also eliminating wiring harnesses – has been utilized by customers for many years. The Smart IMS, introduced to the aftermarket in 2017, ensures the solenoid receives the maximum available voltage by reducing voltage drop, and features six electronic functions that protect the starter from potential damage caused by operator or system errors. Pairing these two technologies results in the highest level of starter protection available to the market. The dual technologies deliver extra layers of protection across a wide range of starting conditions by reducing damage due to excessive cranking, low battery voltage cranking issues, high circuit control resistance issues, starter click-no-crank, solenoid prolonged power, overruns, pinion and ring gear teeth damage, and more. Additionally, the technology encompasses driver/system protection features, such as time-limited crank, running engine lockout and auto disengage at engine start.

Beyond preventing early life failures with improvements to its starter protection capabilities, BorgWarner’s newest starters are covered by a three-year warranty coverage, an improvement over the standard vehicle warranty (up to two years) that most starters in the commercial vehicle industry carry. While suited for new vehicles, the technology can be retrofitted; the combined solution will be available in the aftermarket in Q2 2020.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 25 Feb 2020
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