During vehicle operation, powertrain components (such as axles/e-axles, traction motors, transmissions, and limited slip couplings/E-LSDs) undergo rapid differential pressure changes that can stress their seals and gaskets. Housings must have a way to exchange air with the environment while keeping out water, dirt, and debris that can harm lubricants and erode parts. Venting is used to equalize pressure while preventing the ingress of contaminants.
Several advancements have occurred in powertrain venting:
1) compact, direct-attach vent design, allows vents to fit directly into drivetrain components, reducing manufacturing costs and simplifying design
2) a combination of filtration and venting technology helps keep oil aerosols from escaping, allowing components to perform as intended.
Donaldson Company will host a global webinar on 15 June 2020, that will cover:
• Why venting is needed for powertrain components
• How venting can help mitigate stress in powertrain components and protect them from harmful contaminants
• How venting, combined with filtration technology, can help keep oil aerosols in components
• How direct-attach vents reduce manufacturing costs and reduce installation complexity
Join us for this highly informative webinar to learn the importance of venting and how it can help protect critical powertrain components.
Product Development Engineer
Dustin Waller is Product Development Engineer with the Integrated Venting Solutions business at Donaldson Company. He has worked in this capacity for six years, developing innovative venting for the automotive, mobile electronics, medical, sensor, and telecommunication markets. Waller has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Stijn Vannieuwenborgh is an Application Engineer with the Integrated Venting Solutions business at Donaldson Company. He has been in this department for over a year and a half, serving the automotive, mobile electronics, medical, sensors and telecommunication markets.
Stijn has a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology from the University of KU Leuven.