BorgWarner to supply EMOD transfer case for 2019 Ram 1500

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Tier 1 supplier BorgWarner will debut its Electro-Mechanical On-Demand (EMOD) transfer case on the 2019 Ram 1500 4×4 pickup truck. Building on the company’s Torque-On-Demand clutching system, the new EMOD technology delivers faster response and higher torque output for better on- and off-road performance.

The scalable system offers easy traction calibration and integration for a variety of vehicles, from small SUVs to heavy-duty pickup trucks.

“BorgWarner’s new EMOD transfer case features unmatched clutch control and actuation capabilities,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president at BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “BorgWarner has supplied on-demand transfer cases to Ram since 2010. We are proud to introduce our latest advancements in the next-generation Ram 1500.”

The heart of BorgWarner’s new EMOD transfer case is a motor-driven rotational cam mechanism which provides both robust clutch control and range shift function. The active clutch actuation technology delivers higher torque output, linear clutch response and pre-emptive clutch locking torque with zero rear wheel spin.

For hill parking, the system offers the capability to hold front/rear locking torque when the ignition is off. In addition, the EMOD transfer case is equipped with BorgWarner’s HY-VO driveline chain, optimized for high efficiency and durable performance.

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