Variable-force transmission solenoid (VTS) for various automatic transmission types
In automatic-shift transmissions, the VTS controls the main pressure, modulates the switching pressure, switches the lock-up clutch and assists the safety functions. In continuously variable transmissions, it is used mainly for shifting the transmission ratio, regulating the belt tension and controlling the lock-up clutch.
The VTS has a vent-controlled pilot valve for automatic transmission as well as a Teflon-coated anchor bearing. The pilot pressure is subsequently amplified in the hydraulic control plate to operate the clutch couplings. The VTS is available in versions with a rising or falling characteristic curve.