The improved design results in reduced refrigerant pressure drop and higher heat transfer capability in a lightweight, compact condenser. For consumers, this translates into better fuel economy and reduced noise and vibration while driving.L-Shaped Crimp Delphi is a leader in miniaturization, including the development of small wiring (0.13 mm 2 or 26 gauge) and terminals. In developing this technology, Delphi was challenged to effectively find a way to attach the terminals to the thin wiring. Delphi's L-shaped Crimp addresses this challenge by offering two distinct crimp areas — one for optimized mechanical performance and one for optimized electrical contact. The mechanical area of the crimp provides low compaction rates for high pull-out forces, while the electrical area provides optimal electrical properties with high compaction. The L-shaped Crimp's patented design separates the mechanical and electrical functions of the crimp to allow for independent adjustment — an important feature for the automated assembly of wiring harnesses. Furthermore, Delphi's L-shaped Crimp optimizes electrical contact by allowing the independent adjustment to optimal crimp height in each functional area. Premium Low Noise High Pressure GDi Fuel Pump Delphi's new premium gasoline direct injection (GDi) pump is designed to mitigate a common complaint about the gasoline direct injection engine: noise. As GDi systems grow in popularity, drivers may notice the louder noise associated with engines operating at higher fuel pressures. To help reduce GDi noise, the pump engineering team redesigned the pump’s moving components to hydraulically slow the impact of moving parts during operation. Delphi also enhanced the engine management system's control of the pump control valve to further reduce noise. Delphi engineers created an adaptive control algorithm that learns the minimum energy required to drive the spill valve and provide a custom drive signal for activation of each unique control valve ensuring low noise.
Wiring Harness Bend Fatigue Simulation ToolAllowing vehicle designers and engineers to shorten the wiring harness design cycle, Delphi’s Wiring Harness Bend Fatigue Simulation Tools helps cut lead time and costs in the design and production of vehicle wiring harnesses. Traditionally, harness durability could only be evaluated once the vehicle and wiring harness prototype had been designed and built. Cables in that newly designed prototype were physically tested for strength and durability, redesigned and rebuilt, and then tested again — a costly, time-consuming process. Using the new Delphi simulation tool during harness design shortens the process without compromising quality and cost. By applying unique algorithms to data on the physical properties of the cable, grommet, and insulation, engineers can model real-world wiring harness performance before the actual vehicle and harness are built. About Delphi Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient. Connect to innovation at www.delphi.com .