Liquid-to-liquid layered-core oil coolers (LCOCs) are engineered to efficiently and economically reduce the high oil and fuel temperatures encountered in today's vehicles. Stand-alone coolers as well as thermal management solutions are available. Typical applications include automotive, commercial and specialty vehicle, agriculture, construction, and industrial equipment, including retarder transmission oil cooling.
Our state-of-the-art, highly efficient, compact LCOCs are formed into custom-designed plate profiles to match customer specifications and integration needs. Several plate sizes are available to choose from as a cost effective solution. The LCOCs design permits adjacent installation at the oil filter location on most engines or transmissions, while the plate-type (P) coolers are typically installed in the engine block, within a radiator tank or remote boxed unit.
Modine has experience with many sealing methods and customer fluid interfaces such as O-Rings, PIP-Seals, Gaskets, complex hose connections, and Customer specific interfaces (such as machined fittings, quick disconnects, etc). Several mounting methods are also developed such as mounting studs in plate, various sized mounting holes/features, and mounting brackets.
The coolers are made of aluminum or either copper- or nickel-brazed stainless steel using controlled atmosphere or vacuum brazing. Stainless steel construction eliminates the need for external coating (e.g. E-coat) for corrosion protection and provides increased durability and performance.
Features and Benefits
Modine is the manufacturer of the original Donut™ compact oil cooler, which can be installed at the oil filter location without external lines. Today, we continue to build on this advantage of oil cooling innovations to provide compact, lightweight, high-performance and high-value cooling no matter the design or material.