Drivetrain Technology


is one way to describe the castings produced as part of a tightly coordinated chain of production, consisting of multiple partners working together; “made in Germany” is another. These descriptions are especially apt for drivetrain technology, a field encompassing all of the technical systems needed to harness the power of movement. The term is independent of the type of drive used in the power train, and is not limited to the source of the propulsion power; it also includes the method of providing energy to the machine and the control of and transmission between diverse drive elements.

Drivetrains are typically not constructed in isolation; instead, they are part of a more complex system. Their job consists of both transmitting power via a gear system, as well as transforming one type energy or movement into another. Furthermore, a drivetrain may include clutches, which are responsible for connecting or disconnecting parts of the drivetrain, or which can be used to compensate for sudden torque overload or (mis-)alignment or between shafts.

Drivetrain technology is a critical component of mechanical engineering which finds all manner of uses in fields as diverse as actuator technology, precision engineering, medical technology, vehicle and aerospace engineering, defence and military engineering, mining and metallurgy, rail technology, shipbuilding, and many others.

The parts produced in our foundry (finished as well as unfinished) encompass as many fields and show the same degree of precision as do the various definitions and functions of those fields – parts such as gearing and clutch housings, to gear wheels and crank shafts. We offer iron-based castings in every variation possible according to the standards.

Starting with traditional grey (lamellar graphite) cast iron (good for parts under low mechanical stress, such as housings), through cast iron with nodular graphite (for load-bearing and transmission components), to ADI components (for transmitting forces in gears, shafts, and clutch elements, among other uses). The spectrum stretches even further to include specialized high-temperature applications using SiMo or NiResist (D2, D5).

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