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February 28, 2020 3:45 PM, EST

BorgWarner Announces Heavy-Duty Starter Protection Features

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BorgWarner announced the first applications of its combined Smart IMS, integrated magnetic switch, plus integrated over crank protection on its Delco Remy38MT+ and 39MT heavy-duty gear reduction starters, used for both on- and off-highway commercial vehicles.

The combination is intended to reduce and prevent starter-related downtime for fleet owners and operators.

The 38MT+ and 39MT Smart Starters with Smart IMS and over crank protection technology will soon be available as an option from the factory on new truck orders from a major commercial vehicle manufacturer, according to the company, based in Auburn Hills, Mich.

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While suited for new vehicles, the combined technology can be retrofitted and will be available in the aftermarket in Q2 2020. The company introduced Smart IMS to the aftermarket in 2017. The starters are covered by a three-year warranty. — Transport Topics

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