eMotor cooling benefits from OEM partnership

OEM pre-development teams face a daunting set of questions when designing new drivetrain hardware. How will this interact with the lubricant? Will it work? If it does, how long will it work for? What will failure look like? Resolving these questions as early as possible by working closely with OEMs lies at the heart of Afton’s ethos. This approach often leads Afton to devise new and more appropriate tests with greater predictive value. A joint paper on eMotor cooling published by Mercedes-Benz AG and Afton includes one such example.
 
This article explores the benefits of working closely with OEMs. At Afton, we define the chemistry in the fluid, the OEM defines the hardware, but only together can we truly understand and improve how they interact.