Forschung und Entwicklung

R&D Engine systems

Innovation as a driver is a key motivator for iwis's development engineers. Only through continually questioning known solutions can we spark innovative ideas for future solutions.

Main development areas

  • Reducing friction in timing chain drives
  • Acoustic optimization of chain drives
  • Downsizing of timing chain drive components
  • Increasing service life by reducing wear, increasing the tensile strength and improving fatigue strength
  • Belt tensioning systems
  • E-mobility drive solutions


  • Chain tensioner with new detent mechanism
  • New damping systems in chain tensioner with low oil consumption
  • Super-precise pitch measurement for inverted tooth chains
  • Weight optimization of chain drive components with new materials
  • Integration of powerful electric motor in the timing drive system to generate additional functions ("hybrid timing drive")