) is set to expand its variable cam timing (VCT) technology with a
complete suite of new cam phasing technology for I4 engines. The
cam phasing technologies include cam torque actuated (CTA) and
torsional assist (TA) phasers together with optional mid position
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The phasers consist of integrated center bolt and spool valve,
which facilitates installation and supports smaller package size.
In addition, it provides automakers provision to select the best
technology with a compact package and simplified installation
The CTA phasers use the torsional energy in the valve train and
thus operate faster under a wider range of engine speeds and
temperatures using less engine oil compared with the conventional
On the other hand, the TA phasers uses torsional energy and
standard engine oil pressure to operate and achieve 70 degrees or
more of crank rotation. Thus, the the company's phaser technology
actuates rapidly and provides enhanced low-end engine performance
for downsized gasoline and diesel I4 engines.
BorgWarner plans to deploy the new variable cam timing technology
with a major global automaker on diesel and gasoline applications
in 2015. The company also plans to produce the CTA and TA phasers
in its new facility in Eastern Europe. The new production unit will
be complementing the existing global facilities producing VCT
technology and will help the company meet the global customer needs
with local production.
BorgWarner is a leading manufacturer of powertrain products for the
world's major automakers. The company operates in 59 locations in
19 countries, providing products that are capable of improving
vehicle performance and stability along with fuel efficiency and
These products are manufactured and sold worldwide, primarily to
original equipment manufacturers of passenger cars, SUVs, trucks
and commercial transportation products. The company's largest
Ford Motor Co.
Toyota Motor Corp.
Honda Motor Co.
Currently, BorgWarner retains a Zacks #4 Rank, which translates
into a short-term (1 to 3 months) Sell rating.