High-speed transmission pumps sealed with steel
2017 - PACE Award Winner
What: Multi-Layer Steel Transmission Pump Gasket
Innovation: Dana developed a five-layer steel transmission pump gasket that can perform securely under pressure up to 480 pounds per square inch. This thin multilayer-steel approach replaces traditional elastomeric seals to support the higher-pressure operating characteristics of new eight-, nine- and 10-speed transmissions.
First Customer: General Motors
Judge's Citation: A transmission pump gasket that allows for the manufacturing of transmissions with greater gear ratios resulting in better fuel efficiency and improved operating performance. The Dana gasket allows for more shifts that are smoother and quicker under increased operating pressures with a spin loss reduction of up to 40 percent.
Web site: dana.com