New “Energy Efficient” Balance Shaft / Oil Pump Module for Hyundai NF 2006-01-0405
The Balance Shaft/Oil Pump Module for the new Hyundai Sonata NF Inline 4-cylinder engine family combines excellent NVH (noise, vibration and harshness, or “pleasibility”) and power consumption performance with minimized contribution to oil aeration. A two-stage drive ratio step-up and a balance shaft operating shape control strategy help minimize drive system noise emissions. Oil system noise emissions are minimized by dividing work between two gerotor pumps, and by the avoidance of cavitation at high speeds. Oil system performance benefits include high displacement at low speeds without attendant high power consumption or risk of cavitation at high speeds. A jet pump is used to efficiently recycle unused engine oil at high speeds, to both preserve energy and to resist cavitation, by boosting inlet pressure to the low speed flow-supplementing gerotor.