ContiTech Introduces Belt Kits with Torsional Vibration Dampers

ContiTech Introduces Belt Kits with Torsional Vibration Dampers

ContiTech Power Transmission Group has expanded its line of complete kits. Newcomers to the product range are the new multiple V-ribbed belt kits with torsional vibration dampers (TVD) and torsional vibration damper isolators (TVDi).

ContiTech Power Transmission Group has expanded its line of complete kits. Newcomers to the product range are the new multiple V-ribbed belt kits with torsional vibration dampers (TVD) and torsional vibration damper isolators (TVDi). The task of the TVD is to absorb vibrations from the crankshaft. "And with the TVDi, the drive belt of the auxiliary assembly is also decoupled, saving wear and tear on the belt and the driven assembly," commented Markus Pirsch, head of marketing service in the Automotive Aftermarket segment of the ContiTech Power Transmission Group.

Modern diesel engines can no longer be operated without a belt pulley. To ensure that the powertrain system functions smoothly, the TVD/TVDi should always be checked when replacing the belt, and be replaced, if necessary.

"Workshops are playing it safe whenever they replace the belts and TVD or TVDi at the same time, especially since the components are then perfectly matched to each other. Besides, from an economic point of view it’s always advisable to replace all the belt’s parts in one step," Pirsch explained.

These new kits with TVD/TVDi are available primarily for common diesel engines. Starting in October, they will also be listed in TecDoc (version 4/2007), the digital information system that provides the free automotive replacement parts business and workshops with comprehensive data for purchasing purposes.

ContiTech’s new complete package is the logical next step in its philosophy of providing kits for the industry. Using kits provides mechanics with the best possible means of protecting themselves from possible warranty claims. In addition, workshops benefit from the fact that they don’t have to order parts individually, and that the parts are also perfectly matched to each other. This simplifies administrative tasks involved in processing and receiving goods. And only one storage area is needed to store several pieces.

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