Simultaneous engineering enables crankshaft optimisation to be performed before production commences.
Customer drawing/specification/product requirementsThese customer specifications provide the basic data for our development departments within the simultaneous engineering process.
CAD/FEM simulationWe are usually able to use customer 3D data directly in our CAD/FEM system in order to simulate the demands stipulated for the crankshaft, e.g. bending and torsion fatigue strength. This is used to develop proposals for optimisation.
Developing processes to increase performanceThe company's knowledge of crankshafts, which dates back more than a century, has resulted in recommendations in areas such as materials, heat treatment, surface treatment and the geometric design of the bearing journals.
Material search/optimisationIn our laboratories, we systematically test materials in terms of their behaviour under mechanical, thermal and chemical stresses and develop proposals for improvements in terms of the chemical composition or the use of alternative materials.
PrototypesOur company has a separate prototype area in which all processes and process modifications, from engineering through to crankshaft production, can be implemented flexibly without any interruption to series production.
Component inspection: Endurance strength/bending/torsionUsing our in-house test benches, we can test crankshafts and crankshaft sections under realistic conditions and document the results on the computer. This enables us to generate detailed recommendations for future crankshaft deployment prior to series production.
Creation of drawing/optimisation/designBy the end of the engineering process, content originating from the customer specifications is transformed into an optimum solution that is ready for production and accompanied by comprehensive documentation. At the conclusion of this process, the 3D CAD crankshaft model is used to create flowcharts and drawings for the production processes.
The company's machine park covers all processes that are necessary for efficient production of crankcases.