The Controllable Mechanical DiodeTM (CMD) is a new technology that improves fuel economy, mass and packaging in modern automatic transmissions. In this 40-minute course, participants will gain an understanding of the base construction, function and value of the new Controllable Mechanical DiodeTM innovation. Advantages of its use in new automatic transmissions will be explained along with examples of the CMD’s alignment to electrified transmissions.
By participating in this course, you'll be able to:
This course will be especially valuable for engineers who design, calibrate and/or integrate any common style transmission into the following types of vehicles: passenger cars, light trucks, light duty off-highway vehicles, light duty farm machinery, and military vehicles.
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Mike Doherty is Vice President of Marketing at Means Industries, where he is responsible for marketing, new business development and strategy. Means Industries is an industry leader in transmission clutching technology, products include – Mechanical Diode (MD)™ One Way Clutches, Controllable Mechanical Diodes (CMD)™ Selectable One Way Clutches, clutch plates, formed metal clutch housings, hubs, carriers and pistons. Mike has worked for Means for 20 years in various roles including Product Engineering, Sales, Operations and Marketing. In his product engineering role he led a team that developed wet disk clutches. He holds a BSME from Saginaw Valley State University and EMBA from Northwood University.