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01/02/2024

Belt-in-Oil Range: New kits available to strengthen the range

For some time, engine designers and car manufacturers have striven to meet increasingly strict CO2 emissions targets. Since 2020, stricter CO2 emission EC regulations have required OEM passenger car fleets to meet < 95g CO2/km. One of the technologies used to overcome emission reduction challenges is called belt-in-oil, but is sometimes referred to as hot-oil-belts or even wet timing belt systems. Belt-in-oil systems have been mass produced for over 10 years. Consequently, the vehicle park is significant and replacement needs are growing. It’s a change that’s driving up the demand for aftermarket solutions. The Gates product portfolio includes a competitive Belt-in-Oil Range option for the Aftermarket

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23/11/2023

GATES LATEST-GENERATION POWERGRIP TIMING BELT LABELS AND HOW TO IDENTIFY COUNTERFEIT

Discover the assurance of authenticity of our Gates® PowerGrip® Timing Belt with useful tips on how to spot the signs of authenticity in our latest-generation packaging. From clear design and sealing methods to vital label details, ensure you receive a genuine product. Learn how to verify your packaging and ensure authenticity with two easy methods: manually enter the 30-digit code on our website or scan the QR code with your smartphone. Your assurance of quality starts with the packaging – Stay one step ahead in safeguarding your engine's performance by reading the full article.

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08/09/2023

ThermalPro Products for EVs

The Gates portfolio of ThermalPro Products for EVs (electrified vehicles) is the culmination of significant investment and innovation in specific automotive areas. These include electronics, software, motor design, materials science and computational fluid dynamics. The three product ranges are Electric Water Pumps, Thermal Management Hoses and Electric Coolant Valves.

What's more, the Gates range evolves from a long and well-established automotive pedigree. It derives from the design, manufacture and supply of innovative automotive products for OE and aftermarket thermal management solutions.

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14/12/2022

Torsional Vibration Damper (TVD) pulley - Why? and how it works?

There is no doubt that internal combustion engines produce vibrations. Vibrations have increased as engines have evolved for a variety of reasons.These vibrations must be controlled in some way, not only to increase the comfort of the vehicle occupants but also to prolong the life of the engine components, which is why torsional vibration dampers were introduced on the accessory belt side.

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22/11/2022

Importance of ABDS Kits Replacement

All the components such as air conditioning pump, power steering pump, water pump, start-stop system of Accessory Belt Drive System in modern vehicles are under extreme stress, due to technologically, hybridization and engine complexity. The accessory belt drive system is a Power transmission with recovering and extra boost in energy via starter. 

In case of repair, Gates always recommended to replace all relevant components of Accessory Belt Drive System in one go. Thus, possible consequential damages and a renewed visit to the workshop are excluded.

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10/08/2022

Rubber to Metal parts added to Gates catalogs

A new range of Rubber-to-Metal (RTM) parts extends the Gates brand even further into the aftermarket comfort zone. By reducing noise and harshness, while acting as damping forces that control vibrations, RTM components play vital roles in improving road safety and enhancing ride comfort. 

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22/04/2022

Overrunning alternator pulleys: function and operation

Overrunning clutches are crucial to increase the life of the accessory drive components. Before they were added to the design of the alternator pulley, alternators had a much lower output, a 60 Amp output was already a lot. Nowadays, with more electronics in the car, 60 Amp is less than a minimum alternator capacity. This evolution needed the new pulley to protect the belt from premature slip wear. In this article, we focus on overrunning alternator pulleys and overrunning alternator decouplers, explaining what these components are for, and how they work.

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