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GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OIL PUMP MARKET

INTRODUCTION

Older fixed-displacement oil pumps worked irrespective of the engine speed, external weather and the viscosity of oil. The older pumps used to consume lot of space and the excess pressure created during the peak performance went wasted.

Variable displacement pump varies accordingly to match the pressure and volume of the conditions. These conditions can include engine temperature, loads and engine speeds.

 

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Among the IC engine powered cars to achieve high fuel efficiency and among BEVs and PHEVs to enhance the overall performance of the vehicle pumps play an important role in various vehicle systems. Fuel efficiency wise these pumps improve 3-5%, although this number appear to be less, but these are appreciable improvement. Also, these pumps increase the power to the wheels.

 

AUTOMOTIVE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OIL PUMP MARKET SEGMENTATION

By Pump Type

  • Open Loop
  • Closed Loop

By Component

  • Pump
  • Actuator
  • Oil Filter
  • Oil Temperature & Pressure Sensors
  • ECU

By Design

  • Vane
  • Gerotor

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle

By Geography

  • US
  • Europe
  • China
  • India
  • ROW

 

AUTOMOTIVE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OIL PUMP MARKET DYNAMICS

Variable displacement oil pumps are of two common designs, the “gerotor” (generated rotor) or the vane style.

Bosch offers the variable oil pump in different versions, such as oil pan design, compact front design and engine cover design.

In a vane-type pump a set of vanes generates a flow that are free to move radially within a slotted rotor that rotates in an elliptical housing. A typical configuration uses an elliptical cam ring, with the rotor spinning in a cylindrical housing and a pair of side plates to form the pumping chambers. The changing volume of the cavity between adjacent vanes creates the pumping action as the rotor rotates. GM’s 1400 cc turbocharged engine relies on this principle.

 

BY COMPONENT

Almost every variable displacement oil pump application is mounted on the crankshaft. This particular position of pump eliminates the requirement for an intermediary shaft. These pumps have trochoid gears that allow for smooth operation, low noise and excellent suction.  changes the rotating axis of the outer gear. The inner gears are mounted on the crankshaft which drives the outer annular gears. Since the inner and outer rotors have different rotating axes, more space is created on the suction side due to the rotating motion.

Most variable displacement oil pumps use an electric solenoid to change the axis and vary the rotation of pump housing. This position is determined by ECU. Changing the geometry of the housing changes the amount of pressure and volume of the pump.

Oil pressure sensors on most variable displacement oil pump systems are positioned in the oil galley between the main bearings and the head. Apart from reading the pressure in the pump, these sensors send the nominal pressure reading of the entire system.

Variable displacement pumps also reduce or eliminate the need for pressure reducing valves and flow control

 

AUTOMOTIVE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OIL PUMP MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST

The crucial factor restraining the growth of the variable displacement pumps market is its high cost as compared to the other pumps. It is observed that the variable displacement pumps are 5 to 6 times costlier than the traditional fixed oil pumps.

OEMs are trying to discover ways to reduce energy loss of engine attachments, which will be an effective measure in the near future.

 

RECENT AUTOMOTIVE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OIL PUMP MARKET TREND

  • Globally 3 automakers have ordered for newly developed electric gas pump (Electrical Vapor Pump, or EVAP) for tank systems. The vehicles they produce will be sold in North America, Japan, China and South Korea. These orders are estimated to be worth over €700M
  • A leading US OEM has ordered for 2 kinds of oil pump from Rheinmetall Automotive AG with a lifetime volume of around €140 million. These pumps are to be equipped in gasoline engines and are manufactured at Celaya plant in Mexico. One of these pumps is the variable oil pump
  • Yuken’s launched new range of pumps “A3HM“ series piston for open circuit which are light weight and are suitable for mobile applications.
  • Toyota’s latest global crossover model 2021 Venza was employed with hybrid powertrain. The gasoline engine is equipped with Variable Valve Timing-intelligent system by Electric motor (VVT-iE) on the intake camshaft a fully variable oil pump further help improve engine efficiency.
  • The new Ford 7.3-liter V8, introduced first for the Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup models in August 2019, consists of variable-displacement oil pump. This engine was awarded by Near-Zero natural gas engine development program, which covers Class 4-7 vehicles.
  • The next-gen Silverado with the 2.7L Turbo engine includes variable-pressure oiling system with a continuously variable-displacement vane oil pump. It enhances efficiency by optimizing oil pressure as a function of engine speed and load.
    • With it, the oil supply is matched to the engine requirements rather than the excessive supply of a conventional, fixed-displacement oil pump.

 

COMPETITVE LANDSCAPE

Bosch variable oil pump is based on the multi-vane principle. Its design enables displacement adjustment, in such way the oil pressure level can be freely regulated within a defined pressure range.

In 2017, Toyota Camry was fitted with the Aisin Group’s continuously variable discharge oil pump. It was the then the first product to be equipped with internal gear. The product was estimated to be smaller by 25% and lighter by 33% than the previous version of the same model.

The production of these components is concentrated mostly in Asia-Pacific region followed by North America.

In April 2021, Atos unveiled its new global R&D center located in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, Commune region of France.

In April 2018, Texas Hydraulics, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital completed the acquisition of Oilgear Company.

 

COMPANY PROFILE

  1. Bosch
  2. Parker Hannifin
  3. Aisin Corporation
  4. Danfoss
  5. Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  6. Denso
  7. Rheinmetall AG
  8. Stackpole
  9. Atos
  10. Oil Gear Company
  11. Casappa
  12. Yuken Kogyo Co Ltd
  13. Ranger Caradoc

 

 

KEY CONTENTS OF THE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OIL PUMP REPORT INCLUDE

  • Market Dynamics (Trends, Drivers and Challenges)
  • Market share and competitive landscape of Variable Displacement oil Pump suppliers
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market Forecast (Volume and Value)
    • By Engine displacement-(<1.5L, 15-2.5L, >2.5L)
    • By Geography-( Asia,Europe and North America)
Sl no Topic
1 Market Segmentation
2 Scope of the report
3 Abbreviations
4 Research Methodology
5 Executive Summary
6 Introduction
7 Insights from Industry stakeholders
8 Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9 Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10 Technology trends in the Industry
11 Consumer trends in the industry
12 Recent Production Milestones
13 Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14 COVID-19 impact on overall market
15 COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16 COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2021-2026
18 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2021-2026
19 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2021-2026
20 Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2021-2026
21 Product installation rate by OEM, 2021
22 Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23 Competition from substitute products
24 Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25 New product development in past 12 months
26 M&A in past 12 months
27 Growth strategy of leading players
28 Market share of vendors, 2021
29 Company Profiles
30 Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers
31 Conclusion
32 Appendix