Denso and Schaeffler join forces to host technical webinars


The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has confirmed details of its upcoming webinars, which will be spearheaded by Denso and Schaeffler.

Tim Adams

Tim Adams and Richard Groot, both specialists in their respective fields of timing and front end auxiliary drive (FEAD) belt drive systems and air conditioning, will deliver insightful online presentations on Monday, October 18 at 12:30 and 18:30.

These sessions have been designed and scheduled to allow technicians to use their break and downtime to digest bitesize chunks  of technical content and apply them in the workshop.

Schaeffler’s Tim Adams said: “It makes absolute sense for OEMs to link-up and use their OE pedigree to provide technical support for complementary product groups.

“The FEAD system is a good example of this; it calls upon Denso’s alternator and air conditioning know-how and blends in with Schaeffler’s belt expertise – between both suppliers, we cover all the components in the FEAD system.”

Richard Groot

As well as FEAD, viewers can also expect to be brought up-to-date with overrunning alternator pulleys and pulley decouplers, torsional vibration  dampers and air conditioning compressor magnetic clutches.

Operation, failure modes and best practice repair recommendations, as well as the latest developments regarding integrated starter generators and their effect on the FEAD system, will also be covered.

Adams added: “These are shaping up to be interesting and informative sessions, and we hope people will join us.”

Richard Groot commented: “Denso is proud to partner with Schaeffler on this initiative. Both companies have the same ambition, which is to empower aftermarket professionals and support their development, to enable them to undertake service and repair work with confidence.

“By providing our expertise on OE products, we hope that we can support their business.”