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240 Landmarks TopTransmission and Drive Train > ECVT (mounted on Subaru Justy)
 ECVT (mounted on Subaru Justy)
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This system introduced sophisticated electronics technology into an electronically controlled electromagnetic clutch. It was combined with a steel belt pulley enable the practical use of the revolutionary continuously variable transmission. The technology played an important role in an era that placed great emphasis on resource saving.
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Storage location:FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD., TOKYO OFFICE, TECHNICAL BUIKDING 1, 1F (3-9-6 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8577)
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Year manufactured:1987
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Manufacturer:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Other
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Current status:On display (static): open to the public
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Name / Manufacture
Model name:E-KA5
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Company name:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Applied model:Subaru Justy
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Year of manufacture:1984
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Application year:1987
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Specification
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Potency
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Points of interest, topicality:The world's first electronically controlled electromagnetic clutch CVT
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Features:・ The exciting coil of the electromagnetic clutch was arranged on the driven member side to improve heat radiation performance and drastically reduce mass.
・The start clutch control and CVT control were set to be completely independent from each other, improving overall reliability.
・A conventional synchronization function was adopted to make the structure compact.
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Reference materials:Subaru Technical Review No. 13 and No. 15
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