NORMA Group, a specialist in engineered joining technology, has developed the VPP Compact High Temperature – a new VPP profile clamp that can withstand component temperatures up to 900°C.
The VPP Compact High Temperature is therefore ideally suited for use in vehicles with state of the art petrol engines that must meet strict emission standards.
“The regulations for reducing emissions from combustion engines are increasing worldwide,” said Dr Michael Schneider, CEO of NORMA Group. “This increases the technological requirements for internal combustion engines, which also leads to higher temperature ranges. With the VPP Compact High Temperature, we have developed a product that can also be used with rising engine temperatures due to its extremely high resistance to heat.”
Fuel combustion in petrol engines generates higher temperatures than in diesel engines. In the wake of ever stricter emission regulations, additional components, such as particle filters, must be installed in combustion engines as close as possible to the engine. This creates additional heat sources in a very confined space, which further increases the temperature inside the engine compartment. Modern petrol engines are therefore dependent on joining products that can withstand high temperatures, such as the VPP Compact High Temperature.
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