Brake dust particle filter among latest innovations from MANN+HUMMEL

Passive brake dust particle fits onto brake caliper to trap brake emissions

MANN+HUMMEL has presented a number of new solutions at the IAA 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show including a brake dust particle filter, FreciousSmart cabin filter system and an electric vehicle solution which increases service life and fuel cell efficiency.

A large part of fine dust associated with road traffic is generated by the brakes – every time vehicles brake there is wear on the brake disc and pads and this creates fine dust.

The passive brake dust particle filter from MANN+HUMMEL is fitted directly on the brake caliper and retains particle emissions directly at the brake.

It fits into many varied types of installation space and can be adapted to different brake sizes and concepts.

World premiere: Integrated fine dust particle filter

The flexible filter element from MANN+HUMMEL is integrated between cooler and bumper.

MANN+HUMMEL fine dust filters retain fine dust from the ambient air including tire and road abrasion particles as well as brake dust and in this way in particular also retain particles from other vehicles.

In cooperation with HBPO the front-end module expert, MANN+HUMMEL has now developed an integrated fine dust particle filter which can be fitted to previously unused installation space in the front-end module.

The flexible filter element from MANN+HUMMEL is integrated between cooler and bumper.

FreciousSmart cabin filter system

The FreciousSmart cabin air filter system has been specially adapted to the compact size of best-selling EV model Renault Zoe.

One of the biggest challenges for electric mobility is to extend the driving range of the vehicle.

Batteries lose energy through heating, cooling and the cleaning of air which enters the vehicle and the air inside the vehicle.

The increase in air pollution worldwide, however, makes adequate filtration essential in order to protect vehicle occupants against air pollution and fine dust.

Manufacturers are therefore looking for concepts which require a low amount of energy and at the same time are able to provide vehicle occupants with clean air.

This is made easier thanks to the FreciousSmart cabin filter system.

The intelligent system mainly operates the air conditioning system in recirculation mode.

As a result, the energy consumption is reduced and the service life of the filter elements is extended.

Fuel cell technology

MANN+HUMMEL’s integrated air guidance system protects fuel cells from harmful gases, particles and water.

The core components of fuel cell stacks are highly sensitive to particles, harmful gases and water present in the intake air.

In order to ensure trouble-free operation and extend the lifetime of the system, the filtration of particles and the adsorption of harmful gases is therefore equally important as efficient water separation.

With the newly developed air guidance system for the cathode path, MANN+HUMMEL can now offer customers a holistic approach to protection against particles, harmful gases and unwanted flow noises.

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