August 19, 2009
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. MICO, Incorporated announces collaboration with Haldex Hydraulics Corporation to offer an Integrated Accumulator Charge Valve and Gear Pump Package. The integrated package reduces the amount of plumbing and mounting hardware needed, resulting in a less complex, more durable and efficient design. This product is designed for vehicles that use a full power hydraulic brake system and requires power-off braking by storing energy in accumulators.
Contributing to the package™s long-lasting design is the Haldex gear pump, which operates at more than 90 percent overall efficiency across pressure and speed ranges. Known for its reliability and durability, the gear pump™s simple design also makes it a more cost-effective solution than alternative pump designs.
The package greatly reduces the potential for leak paths by decreasing plumbing, which also makes the system easier and less time-intensive to incorporate into an overall design. Additional efficiency comes from the package™s design feature that provides excess flow from the charge valve to operate steering, cooling or implement functions.
The Integrated Accumulator Charge Valve and Gear Pump Package comes with the option of single or dual accumulator ports with four charging rate options between 0.5 gallons per minute (gpm) and 5 gpm. The unit displaces up to 1.4 cubic inches with system pressures up to 3,000 psi maximum continuous.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Haldex provides proprietary and innovative solutions to the global vehicle industry, with a focus on products in vehicles that enhance safety, the environment and vehicle dynamics. Haldex, which employs 4,900 people, is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and has annual sales of nearly $1.2 billion. For more information, go to www.haldex.com.
MICO, Incorporated designs, manufactures and markets brake systems, hydraulic components and controls, primarily for off-road markets. For more information, contact MICO, Incorporated, 1911 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN 56003, call 507-625-6426, fax 507-625-3212, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company™s Web site at www.mico.com