Fluid Carrying Systems
Built on nearly 100 years of experience, the TI Automotive Fluid Carrying Systems Division designs and manufactures a wide-range of products designed to move fluid throughout the vehicle. Our systems are designed and manufactured to meet the complex assembly, design and performance challenges of today’s vehicles, using a wide range of materials and manufacturing processes in order to improve performance, maximize durability and optimize packaging and installation.
Brake & Fuel Lines / Chassis Bundles
TI Automotive designs and manufactures fluid carrying systems that meet the complex assembly, design and performance challenges of the automotive industry.
Our wide range of multilayer low-permeation plastic tubes, high-pressure steel double-wall and single-wall tubes, quick connectors and flexible lines is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the modern automotive industry and vehicle performance environment.
TI Automotive has developed specialty internal and external coatings designed to withstand corrosion, abrasion and other environmental hazards on all of its fluid carrying systems products.
Our global manufacturing presence and longstanding technical expertise enable us to provide an unrivaled level of service, from design to production to just-in-time delivery.
Our products include:
- Double-wall and single-wall steel fluid carrying lines and bundles for brake and fuel systems
- Multi-layer plastic lines for vapor, thermal management and exhaust treatment
- A wide range of quick-connectors – including sensor-integrated connectors – for easy installation and system assembly
- Heated plastic lines for selective catalyst reduction (SCR) urea fluids
Double-Wall Steel Tubing that can be combined with an extensive range of corrosion- and abrasion-prevention coatings such as NyAl (aluminum and polyamide coating), NyZinc (zinc and polyamide coating), NyGal (Galfan® and polyamide coating), PVF and many others. These tubes can also be provided with a polypropylene jacket to provide outstanding abrasion resistance.
Single-Wall Steel Tubing with the same coating range as double-wall tubing but with the addition of a nickel-coated internal diameter to withstand the corrosive environment created by modern-day fuels.
Multilayer Nylon Tubing with a range of permeation barriers and high-temperature capabilities.
Easy-to-Assemble Quick Connectors that form an integral part of the overall fuel system through the use of spin welding joints.
Sensor-Integrated Quick Connectors for functional integration, weight reduction and improved packaging.
Heated Nylon Tubes for use in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems for NOx reduction.
TI Automotive’s Thermal Products are designed for lightweight, cost-effective, durable and efficient performance.
Our complete line of Thermal Product technology includes:
- Thermal management technology for hybrid-electric vehicle battery packs
- Climate Control tube and hose assemblies
- Coaxial or tube-in-tube assemblies
- Accumulators and receiver dryers
- Heater and radiator hoses
Through the use of innovative materials and sizes, TI Automotive Thermal Products reduce noise, boost efficiency and provide innovative solutions to meet the latest refrigerant regulations.
Climate Control Tube and Hose Assemblies – These innovative products are designed to reduce refrigerant volume in the system, permeation and overall weight while boosting efficiency. They also eliminate noise and are aided by quick connector technology for ease of assembly.
Coaxial Tubes – TI Automotive produces co-tube or tube-in-tube Thermal Products with counterflow internal heat exchangers that increase performance while improving fuel economy. The coaxial tube designs can also be used for the thermal management of battery packs in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Plastic Thermal Systems for Lithium Ion Battery Packs – TI Automotive’s new all-plastic thermal system provides a first-of-its-kind solution for engine fluid coolant thermal management of hybrid and fully electric vehicle lithium ion battery packs. The heating and cooling system offers a flexible solution that optimizes lithium ion battery packaging and assembly while reducing weight.
Accumulators and Receiver Dryers – TI Automotive desiccation, filtration and noise-reduction devices complement our air-conditioning tube and hose assembly product lines. From stand-alone units with integrated hose connections in steel, welded aluminum or spin welding technology to integrated cartridges, TI Automotive can support the most challenging applications.
TI Automotive develops and produces a wide range of Powertrain Products to meet the global industry megatrends of improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. Our growing product portfolio includes a range of innovative, highly valued technology for the rapidly growing Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and High-Pressure Diesel (HPD) segments, along with cooling and lubrication fluid systems for turbocharger systems.
Powertrain Products include:
- Gasoline direct injection lines and rails
- High-pressure diesel lines
- Turbocharger cooling lines
Our state-of-the-art global technology centers have competencies and capabilities to ensure the highest levels of durability, performance, reliability and quality.
Gasoline Direct Injections (GDI) Lines and Rails – GDI powertrains are becoming commonplace around the world, and to meet the need, TI Automotive has developed a new generation of GDI lines and rails that are able to withstand system pressure and environmental factors. The lines and rails are designed to fit challenging engine packaging requirements, meet high pressure levels and resist high levels of vibration and corrosion.
High-Pressure Diesel (HPD) Lines – TI Automotive’s high-pressure diesel lines are designed to handle the extreme pressures of modern common rail diesel passenger car and large truck powertrains.