Press Release Summary:
To help protect occupants of electric and hybrid electric vehicles if crash occurs, CrushShield(TM) encases wire harness so that battery cable remains isolated from conducting structure. Rugged, multi-layer fabric, combined with unique substrate design, absorbs and disperses energy. Product meets requirements of U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regulations (FMVSS 305) and helps manufacturers meet new regulations without requiring electrical component or wiring redesign.
Original Press Release:
Federal-Mogul's High Voltage Cable Protection Makes Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Safer
CrushShield(TM) fulfills new crash protection regulations; Applicable to various vehicle markets
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has developed a protective product for high voltage cables that will help protect occupants of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the event of a crash. The new material, called CrushShield(TM), surrounds and protects electrical cables, keeping the electrical system isolated from the rest of the vehicle. CrushShield is one of the first cable products in the market to meet the requirements of new U.S. federal vehicle safety regulations and is already in production for a market-leading hybrid electric vehicle.
New U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regulations (FMVSS 305), which take effect on September 1, 2011, require manufacturers of hybrids and electric vehicles to ensure that, in the event of an impact, the electrical energy storage, conversion and traction systems do not threaten the safety of the vehicle occupants. Either the systems must be electrically isolated from the vehicle's chassis or their voltage must be below specified levels that are considered safe from electric shock hazards. Similar safety regulations are expected to be introduced in other global markets.
Federal-Mogul's CrushShield encases the wire harness so that the battery cable remains isolated from the conducting structure of the vehicle. CrushShield incorporates a rugged, multi-layer fabric with a unique substrate design, which together absorbs and disperses energy. Its construction helps manufacturers of existing hybrid and electric vehicle models meet the new regulations without requiring electrical component or wiring redesign.
"This innovative product demonstrates Federal-Mogul's depth of technical expertise in systems protection and our ability to quickly develop and deliver solutions to meet the needs of our customers," said Ramzi Hermiz, senior vice president, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Safety and Protection. "CrushShield is the latest in a series of products that help the transportation industry move towards greener, safer vehicles."
CrushShield was developed by a collaborative team working in Exton, Penn., USA; Shonan, Japan and Crepy-en-Valois, France.
Other Federal-Mogul Systems Protection Products
Federal-Mogul's abrasion protection products include such technologies as NyloGard and QuietGard. NyloGard is a durable, abrasion-resistant sleeving, tightly woven from high-density nylon yarns, which provides up to four times the abrasion resistance of competing textile products. QuietGard is a polyester tubular sleeve that combines excellent noise suppression with crash protection for fuel lines and electrical harnesses. Federal-Mogul systems protection products are marketed under the Bentley-Harris(TM) brand. Bentley-Harris is one of the world's foremost brands with an extensive portfolio of solutions to protect components from electromagnetic and mechanical interference as well as noise, vibration and thermal conditions in passenger and commercial vehicles.
Federal-Mogul Corporationis a leading global supplier of powertrain and safety solutions to the world's foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, commercial, aerospace, marine, rail and off-road vehicles; industrial, agricultural and power generation equipment; as well as the worldwide aftermarket. Federal-Mogul's leading technology and innovation, lean manufacturing expertise, and global distribution network deliver world-class products, brands and services at a competitive cost. The company's sustainable global profitable growth strategy creates value for its employees, customers and shareholders. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs approximately 45,000 people in 35 countries.
Federal-Mogul's aftermarket products are sold under a variety of well-known brands, including: Abex®, AE®, ANCO®, Beral®, Carter®, Champion®, FP Diesel®, Fel-Pro®, Ferodo®, Glyco®, Goetze®, MOOG®, National®, Necto®, Nural®, Payen®, Precision®, Sealed Power®, Speed-Pro® and Wagner®. All Federal-Mogul trademarks are owned by Federal-Mogul Corporation, or one or more of its subsidiaries, in one or more countries. Visit the company's website at www.federalmogul.com.