Norma Group has developed a new quick connector for battery-powered vehicles.

The supplier says its eM Twist is light and can be installed in a space-saving way making it suited for use in thermal management systems in e-cars and hybrids.

The eM Twist was developed for the VDA type spigot and it can be used in cooling water applications. Its self-locking mechanism can be securely locked with a single movement and opened without tools by twisting the locking ring.

"The shift in vehicle drives towards lower-emission technologies offers enormous potential for us," said Norma Group CEO, Michael Schneider.

"It is important to meet customer requirements precisely. With the eM Twist, we are expanding our portfolio for the growing electromobility market with an easy-to-install solution without compromising on safety."

The eM Twist is optimised for use at operating temperatures of up to 110°C and a maximum operating pressure of 2.5 bar. It is geared to the temperature range and pressure requirements of electrically powered vehicles. Its low assembly force makes it easy to install.

Norma adds the connector saves around a third of CO2 in production and the supply chain compared to similar connectors in conventional cooling systems. The main reasons for this are the optimised use of raw materials in product design and fewer emissions through transport of the components.

"We are committed to further balance the impacts of our business with the various needs of the general public," added Schneider. "As part of our environmental strategy, we are pursuing ambitious goals in the areas of climate, water and waste." 

Norma Group intends to reduce CO2 emissions at its production sites by 19.5% by 2024 compared to 2017. The company's own production footprint is the key element of its environmental strategy.

Production of the eM Twist will initially start at Norma Group's plant in Pilica, Poland. In the future, production can be expanded to other locations.