Schaeffler Presents Transmission, E-Mobility Technologies at 11th CTI Symposium USA

TROY, Mich., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — To help automakers balance the requirements of the evolving industry with current and next-generation technologies, Schaeffer will share insight into four of the global supplier’s key optimization efforts at the 11th Annual CTI Symposium held May 15 to 18 in Novi, Mich. A long-time event sponsor, Schaeffler will also showcase key innovations related to these presentations, as well as transmission application and emobility technologies at its product exhibition.

“Driven by our ‘Mobility for tomorrow’ strategy, Schaeffler has proven itself as a committed partner in helping our automotive customers achieve their mobility goals for both conventional and next-generation powertrains,” said Philip George, director advanced development, Schaeffler. “With an average of 60 products on every global vehicle, Schaeffler works to understand and anticipate our customers’ needs to create solutions – like the ones we’re presenting at the CTI Symposium – which fit their vision and vehicles.”

May 17th Production Discussions

  • Torque Converters: Addressing the Needs of Modern Powertrains at 3 p.m.
    Brian Zaugg, director of product development, torque converter, will share how engineers can balance fuel economy and NVH through use of the centrifugal pendulum absorber and 4-Pass clutch technology in the torque converter.
  • Reduction of Energy Losses in Transmission Systems at 5:15 p.m.
    Matt Frary, director of transmission applications, will discuss friction reduction loses in bearing and clutch packs. Solutions for both conventional and hybrid systems, including power on-demand accumulators with low energy consumption, Schaeffer’s E-Clutch system and its P2 hybrid module engine disconnect clutch, will be discussed.

May 18th Product Discussions

  • Dedicated Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Hybrid at 12:15 p.m.
    Maximilian Podschwadt, program manager for CVT, will showcase Schaeffler’s dedicated plug-in hybrid concept for front-transverse application that’s based on a CVT. The presentation provides a detailed overview on powertrain modeling and an evaluation of fuel efficiency and vehicle performance.
  • Hybrid Transmission and Electric Drives at 12:15 p.m.
    Patrick Lindemann, vice president transmission systems and hybrid drives, will cover Schaeffler’s Mobility for tomorrow emobility activities, including E-drives from front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive applications, as well as compare P2 hybrid designs and requirements.

Created and organized by CTI, the 11th International Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Congress and Exhibition offers an international exchange of experiences and opinions among key automotive representatives. Participants, including automakers, transmission manufacturers and suppliers from the United States, Europe and Asia, will discuss the latest in technical developments and applications for conventional and alternative drives. For more information, please visit

About Schaeffler

The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. Top quality, outstanding technology, and exceptionally innovative spirit form the basis for the continued success of the company. By delivering high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is already shaping “Mobility for tomorrow” to a significant degree. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 13.3 billion in 2016. With around 86,600 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.

Schaeffler is a recognized development partner for global automakers and suppliers. To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico. The company’s 600 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 6,700 global R&D engineers, drive development in the region by utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. For more information, please visit

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