From the initial idea to the finished product, we have the goal of meeting requirements in such a way that our solutions enable a balanced use of components and thus achieve balance in the system. Our understanding of the system and the entire powertrain, including the interfaces, enables us to provide holistic and customer-oriented solutions. Implementing future technologies from the very first idea starts with us.
We view and understand customer requirements holistically
With our experience from various and often complex projects, we help to define the requirements in collaboration with our customers and to fulfil them in a target-oriented way.
Our products are characterised by intelligent tuning of performance between requirements-specific, commercial and production factors. The focus here is always on optimising the cost-benefit ratio.
Our many years of experience and the skills we have acquired enable us to implement solutions for customer-specific drive solutions. These solutions are used in a variety of projects and industries.
The integration of existing know-how and, where necessary, subsystems into a coherent new drive solution rounds off our expertise.
... is a special drive far more cost-effective than a standard transmission or a standard modification?
Why should you design your product around the transmission design? A lot of money can be saved if your product development is not made more expensive by costly adaptations to standard transmissions. An individually designed transmission is functionally subordinate to the product and adapted to all specifications. This results in solutions with the best possible added value.
Ideas are converted into solutions for technological and costing evaluation. The implementation is, of course, computer-aided using 3D-CAD. Data exchange interfaces are available here for importing and exporting from and to a variety of formats. The data can be transmitted in encrypted form via the internet using your own FTP server.
Further aids are available for assessing designs: Programs for gearing design and optimisation. Geometric and functional design of gearing to customer requirements such as running properties, wear, service life or strength are used. The same naturally applies to calculating other machine components such as bearings and shafts.
In the first phase of prototype production, 3D printing models can be generated. They give you an exact idea of the end product and serve as the basis for discussion in order to accelerate the development process.
Based on the released concept design, your prototypes are manufactured by our experts from the prototyping department. The idea is to carry out a process which is as close to series production as possible in order to obtain valid test results in the qualification phase.
Qualification is carried out according to coordinated load profiles, supported by state-of-the-art measuring equipment and testing facilities (e.g., acoustic and climatic chambers). The findings from these investigations form the basis for the further development and industrialisation of your product.
In addition to the production of standard transmissions, our production is specially designed for custom applications. Special technological processes guarantee an exceptionally high degree of flexibility and quality assurance.
The use of individual finishing techniques and automation processes means that our production facilities add value in terms of quality and at the same time cost-efficiency. Our key processes are:
In addition to steels, we also process stainless steels and non-ferrous metals, plastics. Of course, we also refine products by hardening or grinding, for example. Complex plastic housings up to protection class IP 69 can be firmly joined together using hot gas welding.
Depending on the specific requirements of our customers, we use machining production technologies, plastic injection moulding, zinc die casting, aluminium casting or sintering technologies. Here, too, each process is adapted to the individual requirements and optimised accordingly.
Modern measuring systems are becoming increasingly complex. A production-oriented test environment with application-oriented measurement technology offers the best conditions for the highest quality demands.
In order to assure the quality of the numerically simulated gearing design, the geometry of the manufactured parts is measured during production and the surfaces are checked to ensure the defined running behaviour, a noise-optimised function and an optimum contact pattern.
In the assembly department, we use a large number of specialised workstations which are precisely tailored to the customer's individual requirements. The mechanical layout, the control of the test bench as well as the required documentation are designed and released in our test equipment construction department.
During the development phases – e.g. when testing prototypes – we make use of a large number of special test benches and measuring techniques. Furthermore, we use an acoustic chamber with first-class equipment, climatic chambers and special simulation software as early as the development phase. Through individual solutions, our experts in development and construction create optimal product results in line with your requirements.
Our experience from innumerable projects, technical costing and simulations based on jointly developed load and test collectives are the basis for successful qualification and for a robust product in series production.