JASPER, IN - Jasper Engines & Transmissions has updated its process of balancing torque converters.
In the past, JASPER has used balancers that are typically the standard across the automotive industry. A converter balancer spins the entire converter as one assembly, balancing the internal components along with the outside housing. “However, when the converter operates inside the transmission, the internal parts and housing rotate at different speeds,” says Matt Lindauer, JASPER Converter Department Team Leader. “For this reason, this method of balancing has become inferior and unreliable.”
JASPER has switched to a new balancer made by Hines Industries. “As a converter is being balanced, special tooling floats and holds the converter’s internal components separately from the outside housing,” says Lindauer. “The new balancer gives JASPER product repeatability, reduces warranties, and a quality product every time.”
For more information on the JASPER line of remanufactured transmissions, please call (800) 827-7455, or visit www.jasperengines.com.