Balancer Shafts with Integrated Oil Pumps
The SHW Group manufactures balancer shafts with integrated oil pumps. Engines with fewer cylinders reduce the engine's fuel consumption and thus lower CO2 emissions. However, these engines do not run as smoothly as those with a higher number of cylinders. Engine running can be improved through the use of balancer shafts which are installed directly inside the engine and which rotate in the opposite direction to the engine's crankshaft. The balancer shafts driven by the power of the engine can dampen engine noise and vibrations, thereby increasing vehicle drive comfort.
The SHW Group manufactures balancer shafts that combine the balancer shaft and the oil pump in one unit. This component is cost-effective, more compact and lighter than the separate configuration of balancer shaft and oil pumps - and is also tailored to different installation scenarios.