Demand for more fuel efficient vehicles has resulted in the need for highly targeted and efficient pump systems. SLW Automotive recognized that need over a decade ago and responded by developing and patenting some of the most unique control systems for variable vane pumps available. Our eDRP™ system allows vehicle manufacturers to link the engine oil pump to the Engine Control Unit and specifically target pump volume to engine requirements. Our patented two chamber control system allows for accurate, stable and reliable oil flow and pressure. The resulting reduction in hydraulic power yields between 2% and 3% improvement in fuel economy.
The push for greater fuel economy, while retaining performance, has pushed vehicle manufacturers to turbocharge engines. This has resulted in the need for providing brake boost via vacuum pumps. The SLW Tandem Pump combines our variable displacement oil pump technology, along with our technology leading vacuum pump, in a compact, space efficient, single drive system. This system has shown industry leading low parasitic torque, while providing a unique drive system which improves wear and performance of the vacuum pump.
The use of electric pumps for engine and transmission oil applications has been in the back of every powertrain engineer’s mind for decades. That dream is now a reality! Using brushless DC technology, coupled with over 30 years of gerotor and spur gear pump knowledge, SLW has created one of the first truly space efficient and quiet pumps on the market.
For nearly 30 years (formally as BorgWarner Fluid Systems) SLW Automotive has been one of the leading innovators, designers and manufacturers of fixed displacement pumps in the world.
With world class development and testing resources, coupled with award winning manufacturing & quality systems, SLW Automotive has the experience, resources, and expertise to solve your next pump challenge!!
As powertrain systems evolve to squeeze out every bit of efficiency, intermittent use, high pressure pump systems will become more prevalent throughout the drivetrain. To meet this challenge, SLW has developed extremely small, highly efficient pumps which can be integrated with other hydraulic system components to meet vehicle control/response needs.
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