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New Mechanical Shifting Devices in Automotive Transmissions Web Seminar RePlay PD331711ON


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 online course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize a One Way Clutch (OWC) and state its basic function in Automatic Transmissions
  • Explain the fundamental construction of a Controllable Mechanical Diode (Controllable One Way Clutch)
  • Explain the basic function of the CMD
  • Explain the value proposition of the CMD
  • Give examples of likely future applications of the technology

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the 40 minute presentation
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow-up to your content questions

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

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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For More Details

Email, or call 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 724-776-4970 (outside US and Canada).

  • OWC Fundamentals in Automatic Transmissions
    • OWC base function
    • Types of OWC’s
  • CMD Controllable One Way Clutch
    • Fundamental construction and function
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Current use in automatic transmissions
    • Future applications (alignment to electrified powertrains)

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37, Google Chrome 42 (other browsers are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Michael Doherty

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.


Access Period:90 Days

Duration: 0.6 Hours
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