Dana's proprietary MLS transmission separator plates replace traditional single-layer valve body plates that use paper gaskets and have limited sealing capability. The Dana solution is capable of withstanding three times the sealing pressure of traditional plates. By leveraging its industry-leading expertise in MLS cylinder-head gasket technology, Dana was able to develop a new, more durable product that optimizes channel paths and smaller valve bodies through the reduction of fasteners that can interfere with desired flow paths.
"Our engineers are continuously working to develop solutions to industry challenges, and these plates substantially improve transmission sealing, enabling our customers to optimize their vehicle designs with high-performance transmissions," said
The valve body of the transmission separator plates has a labyrinth of sealing channels that carry transmission fluids under pressure to clutch packs, band servos, and hydraulic devices that enable the transmission to shift based on speed, load, and torque. Dana's advanced plates are fluoroelastomer-coated for micro-sealing in critical areas, providing maximum control of fluids for optimum performance under high pressures.
The MLS transmission separator plates were developed at Dana's technical center in Neu-Ulm, Bavaria,
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Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Founded in 1904 and based in
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