INA Front End Auxiliary Drive Tensioner

INA FEAD Tensioners: Reliability and Precision for Auxiliary Drive Systems

INA, a renowned brand in the automotive industry, presents a comprehensive line of FEAD Tensioners designed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of Front End Auxiliary Drive systems. With a focus on precision engineering and durability, INA FEAD Tensioners are trusted by drivers and mechanics worldwide to deliver optimal performance under all conditions.

The Front End Auxiliary Drive system, or FEAD, plays a crucial role in powering ancillary components such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, and more. INA recognizes the importance of maintaining proper tension in the FEAD system to prevent belt slippage, reduce noise, and maximize component lifespan.

INA FEAD Tensioners are meticulously engineered to meet the exacting standards of modern automotive applications. Each tensioner undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it can withstand the demands of daily driving, extreme temperatures, and varying loads.

What sets INA apart is its commitment to innovation. Utilizing advanced materials and manufacturing techniques, INA continuously refines its tensioner designs to deliver improved performance and longevity. Whether it's a compact car, a heavy-duty truck, or anything in between, INA offers a range of tensioner solutions tailored to fit specific vehicle requirements.

Drivers and mechanics alike appreciate the reliability and ease of installation that come standard with INA FEAD Tensioners. With straightforward installation procedures and precise tensioning capabilities, INA ensures that every tensioner performs flawlessly from the moment it's installed.

Experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle's FEAD system is equipped with INA Tensioners – where reliability meets precision, and performance knows no compromise.

Learn more about INA's industry-leading automotive solutions by visiting INA's official website.

Systems Competence in the Key Systems of the Engine

What does Schaeffler stand for with its INA product brand?

With its cross-system and intelligent repair solutions in the four key systems valve train, timing drive, front end auxiliary drive and cooling system, INA is the engine specialist in the spare parts market. Robert Felger, President Product and Research and Development, presents the comprehensive product portfolio for garages.

Future-proof with 48-volt hybrid systems

Schaeffler supports the independent aftermarket not only with intelligent repair solutions and appropriate services. The company also works as a development partner of leading automobile manufacturers on all important future technologies and has now established itself as an OE supplier for 48-volt hybrid systems in accessory drive systems. For example, the decoupling tensioner as part of the 48V auxiliary drive system enables further savings in emissions and fuel consumption. In addition, the 48-volt technologies are ideally suited for combination with other hybrid concepts and, together with the variable valve control, contribute to even greater CO2 savings. Because hybrid technology is an active part of the drive train, the maintenance and repair of such systems will in future also be an important part of the work in the spare parts market.

Technology leader in valve train

Irrespective of which future technologies will one day be up to date, road traffic cannot be imagined without classic combustion engines for the time being. In order to reduce consumption and emissions, an effective combustion process in the engine is crucial. The valve train is an important lever for achieving this. With its INA brand, Schaeffler is a pioneer when it comes to technical advancements in the valve train. The company produces over 1.2 billion parts for original equipment every year. With more than 800 components and repair solutions for valve trains, INA also achieves a leading position in the European spare parts market. The product range extends from camshafts and bucket tappets to rocker arms, finger followers, innovative hydraulic and electric camphasers and control valves. Together with the intelligent INA Camshaft KITs, the Schaeffler brand achieves a leading market coverage of over 130 million cars in Europe. 

Unique competence for the timing drive

The timing drive is crucial for the perfect interaction between the camshaft and crankshaft. Power transmission is possible by means of a timing chain or toothed belt. Schaeffler has more than 100 years of experience in the field of chain drives and works continuously on the further development of its products in 18 research and development centers around the globe. Schaeffler is also a leading manufacturer of idler pulleys and mechanical belt tensioners for dry belt drives and belts in oil. The INA program for the independent aftermarket includes repair solutions with all relevant components for time-saving and professional repairs. With over 750 different INA timing belts KITs with and without water pump, the company covers almost all belt-driven passenger cars in Europe. The wide range of timing drive products is unique: no other company offers both chain drive and belt drive components for original equipment and the independent aftermarket.

Safety through integrated repair solutions for auxiliary unit operation

The continuing trend towards downsizing of engines, combined with a growing number of comfort functions, is leading to ever greater loads and vibrations in the front end auxiliary drive. In the event of repairs, garages can draw on a wide range of INA solutions. 
Especially popular: the INA FEAD KITs. In one package, they contain tensioner and idler pulleys, V-belts (or V-ribbed belts) and other optional components such as overrunning alternator pulley, water pump, crankshaft vibration damper and other accessories. Because: the replacement of a defective individual part usually only helps in the short term. Often the real cause of damage lies with another component, but this is difficult to diagnose. For this reason, it is always advisable to replace all system components completely in order to achieve a lasting repair. In addition to the more than 250 FEAD KITs, the INA program also offers a comprehensive range of individual spare parts. These allow particularly older vehicles with less complex auxiliary drives to be repaired cost-effectively.

Efficient and durable components for the cooling circuit

The development of efficient and durable components for the cooling circuit is part of the corporate history of Schaeffler and its INA brand. As the inventor of the Thermal Management Module, the company is a pioneer in the field of need-based cooling and therefore makes a decisive contribution to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. For the independent aftermarket, Schaeffler offers this module exclusively under its INA brand. In addition, the Schaeffler portfolio for the spare parts market includes a market-leading range of mechanical, switchable and electric water pumps. Regardless of which INA coolant pump is involved, the extensive range of over 700 products, high product quality and reliable complete repair solutions speak for their use.

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INA – The engine expert


With its INA product brand, Schaeffler is the engine specialist

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