GATES LAUNCHES NEXT-GEN THERMALPRO ELECTRIC WATER PUMP PLATFORM
For Electrified Vehicle Applications
Gates Australia is broadening its presence in hybrid and battery electric vehicle (BEV) applications with the launch of its next-generation technology for electric water pumps (EWP) used in automotive, light commercial and heavy-duty vehicles.
The Gates ThermalPro Electronic Water Pump technology is the culmination of significant investments in electronics, software, motor design and computational fluid dynamics.
With more than 30 million Gates water pumps installed, these investments build upon the company’s extensive heritage in OEM and aftermarket vehicle thermal management solutions.
The ThermalPro platform incorporates design advancements that enable it to cover a broad range of applications from 100 Watts up to three Kilowatts.
The proprietary mechanical design completely isolates the electronics assembly from potential exposure to coolant fluids, significantly improving pump reliability.
Importantly, the patent-pending technology also improves motor efficiency, which is critical on fully electric platforms where electric water pumps can be significant consumers of battery life.
“At Gates, we’ve been anticipating and investing in the exciting new market opportunity presented by the global shift to electrified transportation,” Gates Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Tom Pitstick, said.
“Whether it’s building out our extensive catalog of products for over 1,500 applications across 30 electric vehicle models or developing advanced thermal management technologies to enable improved performance and efficiency of these highly complex systems, we are dedicated to maintaining our leadership position in both aftermarket and OEM applications.
“The energy efficiency, performance and reliability of our next-generation ThermalPro electric water pumps are well suited for the demanding thermal management requirements of electrified vehicles and fully support our vision to provide the best solutions for our customers.”
For more information, contact Gates Australia on 03 9797 9688 or at salesAUS@gates.com