Gates’ Electro-Mechanical Drive (EMD) System allows starter-generator systems to use an advanced belt drive for a smooth and almost completely silent vehicle start-up. This belt-driven start & stop technology, suitable also for micro-hybrids and mild-hybrids, will help to achieve the 2020 EU car regulations targeting at 95g CO2 per km. Gates offers high load Micro-V® belts and various tensioner concepts engineered together as Gates EMD™ technology for superior performance in a demanding stop-start environment.
Gates EMD™ belt driven technology enables following functions:
∙ Boost mode
∙ Stall mode
∙ Brake energy recuperation
Gates has over 10 years of experience in belt-driven start & stop technology. The first production was back in 2004 with PSA. Also with General Motors and Mercedes-Benz did Gates bring the EMD technology in serial production.
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