To see what makes our Blue Streak® coils superior, we conducted a visual cutaway comparison against the OE. Here’s what we found:
OE: 8 primary winding sections.
Blue Streak: With 10 primary winding sections, our design reduces the height of each section’s winding to decrease the risk of breakage between sections.
OE: Uneven number of winding turns.
Blue Streak: Our barrel winding distribution precisely reduces the number of turns in the first and last two sections to reduce the voltage gradient. When combined with our higher G2 insulation grade, our winding distribution lowers the risk of breakage within the winding.
OE: Potted using “yellow” epoxy system.
Blue Streak: When compared to common “amber/yellow” epoxy systems, our “black” epoxy system features nearly 40% higher insulation resistance to voltage breakdown.
All products manufactured at our TS16949 and ISO14000-certified facility in Poland undergo extensive measurement and life testing, in addition to a full range of environmental analysis that includes thermal shocks, thermal cycling, and vibration tests, just to name a few. To see what goes into our coil testing, take a look at this competitor comparison between our UF303 and the OE:
"As testing shows, we’ve designed our Blue Streak Ignition Coils for superior performance and durability under the harshest conditions."
Technical Director - SMP Bialystok, Poland
Our ISO/TS16949 and ISO14000-certified facility in Bialystok, Poland, is dedicated to the highest quality manufacturing. Spanning 105,000 square feet, the facility serves as a basic design and engineering center for our Blue Streak® ignition coils. The facility employs lean manufacturing methods such as the 5S philosophy and features a vertically integrated manufacturing process with multi-spindle winding, injection molding, potting, curing, and welding. At the end of the day, the parts that leave our SMP Poland facility are manufactured for superior performance and durability.