CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has received Nissan Motor Co.’s “Global Innovation Award” for its supercharger technology. Eaton supplies its TVS® supercharger to the newest Nissan® Micra® car, providing fuel economy, environmental and overall vehicle performance benefits.
The award was given to Eaton and six other companies by Nissan Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga during the annual “Nissan Global Supplier Meeting” in Yokohama, Japan, on July 10.
“We are very proud to receive this award from Nissan,” said Jeff Schick, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s supercharger operations. “The TVS® supercharger helps enable the Micra® DIG-S to be one of the cleanest, most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicles in the world. The instant response of our supercharger allowed Nissan to downsize the engine while still providing great performance and drivability.
“It’s a great example of how supercharger technology can benefit smaller vehicles. And the award reflects the strong cooperation between Eaton and Nissan,” Schick added.
Eaton’s TVS® superchargers feature patented high-speed rotors driven directly from the engine’s crankshaft. The advanced rotor design pumps additional air directly into the engine’s intake system that, when mixed with fuel, boosts power. The TVS® supercharger design delivers high power and low-end torque while providing vehicle manufacturers with the option of using a smaller, more efficient engine with no loss in performance or drivability. Eaton’s TVS® supercharger is an advanced Roots-type positive displacement supercharger with twin four-lobe rotors that are twisted 160-degrees. The fourth lobe and added twist, when combined with redesigned air inlet and outlet ports, create a smooth, highly efficient flow of air into the engine that improves noise and vibration characteristics.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.