Simultaneous engineering is used to optimise the performance, costs and design of a hardening system prior to the start of production.
Customer specification/product requirementsThese customer stipulations provide the basic data for the design of the hardening machine and the hardening process.
Hardening process conceptThe hardening process is designed in accordance with the crankshaft geometry, material, cycle time, hardening zone and other framework conditions.
Hardening machine conceptThe modular machine structure founded on basic types ensures that our hardening machines offer precise compliance with all individual customer demands such as cycle times, floor space, changeover times and automation requirements.
Pre-process and post-process conceptIn accordance with the processes required by the customer before and after the actual hardening process, we offer a broad range of pre-process and post-process modules that can be offered in stand-alone format or integrated into the hardening system at the customer's request.
Part handling conceptIn accordance with the production environment and the desired level of automation at the customer's site, we define proven loading and unloading systems such as gantry loaders and robots, as well as manual handling with the corresponding orientation devices.
DesignThe system layout is created in the 3D CAD system on the basis of the above-mentioned concepts and customer-specific special requirements. This in turn is used to derive the production drawings, the electrical and pneumatic plans, the parts lists and the work plans.
Development/laboratoryWe can test innovative developments and new processes on our laboratory machines and also perform long-term studies on hardening results in our experimental laboratory.
All parts processes, from production and assembly through to customer acceptance, take place on site at Maschinenfabrik ALFING Kessler.