NORMA Group has developed a new quick connector for battery powered vehicles. The eM Twist is extremely light and can be installed in a space saving way, making it ideally suited for the usage in thermal management systems in e-cars and hybrids.
The eM Twist was developed for the VDA type spigot and it can be used in cooling water applications. Its assembly friendly self-locking mechanism can be securely locked with a single movement and opened without tools by twisting the locking ring.
“The drive in the market towards lower emission technologies offers enormous potential for us,” said Dr Michael Schneider, CEO of NORMA Group. “It is important to meet customer requirements precisely. With the eM Twist, we are expanding our portfolio for the growing electromobility market with an easy to install solution – without compromising on safety.”
The eM Twist is optimised for use at operating temperatures of up to 110°C and a maximum operating pressure of 2.5 bar. It is thus precisely geared to the temperature range and pressure requirements of electrically powered vehicles. Its low assembly force also makes it easy to install.
During development, NORMA Group’s engineers concentrated on the essential components and the best possible use of materials. The connector saves around a third of CO2 in production and the supply chain compared to similar connectors in conventional cooling systems. The main reasons for this are the optimised use of raw materials in product design and less emissions through transport of the components.
“We are committed to further balancing the impacts of our business with the various needs of the general public,” mentioned Dr Michael Schneider. “As part of our environmental strategy, we are pursuing ambitious goals in the areas of climate, water and waste.”
NORMA Group intends to reduce climate damaging CO2 emissions at its production sites by 19.5% by 2024 when compared to 2017. The company’s own production footprint is the key element of its environmental strategy in that respect.
With the eM Twist, NORMA Group is expanding its portfolio of connection solutions for electromobility to include a quick connector for VDA type spigots. Other products within the portfolio include the eM Compact, which is already established on the market and is specially designed for thermal management applications within the battery pack, as well as the TP Flex plastic tube, which offers a flexible and lightweight solution for cooling lines in fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
Production of the eM Twist will initially start at NORMA Group’s plant in Pilica, Poland. In the future, production can be expanded to other locations.
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