AUTOMOTIVE

SELECTED REFERENCES

Sturm Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, Salching (DE)
GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co.KG, Mindelheim (DE)
Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH, Meschede (DE)
Industry:
Automotive
Technology:
Thermal Spraying
Process:
RSW
Torch:
RSW
Year of construction:
var.

Production of cylinder running surfaces in aluminum cylinder crankcases both in large-scale industrial use and in the repair sector by means of the RSW process.

 

Until now, these running surfaces had to be pressed into the housings as gray cast iron liners.

Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Ltd., Grantham (GB)
Industry:
Automotive
Technology:
Thermal Spraying
Process:
RSW
Torch:
RSW
Year of construction:
2012

GTV coating center for internal coating of engine blocks using RSW technology.

 

The coating is used to repair grey cast iron blocks using a primer coat.

N.N.
Industry:
Automotive
Technology:
Thermal Spraying
Process:
Plasma, Arc Spraying 
Torch:
Delta RE, Penta, Shark 400 RE 
Year of construction:
2014 - 2017

GTV mass production coating system with a total of 8 systems for coating of components for electric vehicles.

 

The coating is carried out in various steps using plasma and arc process, including 2 laser systems for pre- and post-processing of the components. The systems are connected by an automated transport system. An MES system is used for process data acquisition and quality control.

Buderus Guss GmbH, 
Biedenkopf-Ludwigshütte (DE)
Industry:
Automotive
Technolog:
Thermal Spraying
Process:
HVOF 
Torch:
K2, Diamond Jet 
Year of construction:
2018

GTV mass production coating center for coating of brake discs using HVOF process.

 

The system is loaded with pallets by the operator through the loading station. The handling, coating and output of the brake discs are carried out automatically by 3 robots. An MES system is used for process data acquisition as well as for QM tasks.

Robert Bosch LLC, Anderson (USA)
Robert Bosch GmbH, Bamberg (DE)
Industry:
Automotive
Technology:
Thermal Spraying
Process:
Plasma
Torch:
F6 TWIN
Year of construction:
2013 - 2021
(12 systems in total)
 

GTV mass production coating center for coating of SE sensors using plasma and plasma suspension process.

 

The components are fed into the process using a GTV multi-station indexing table. Loading and unloading of the indexing table is realised with a special loading system. Specially modified powder canisters allow a continuous filling of powder during the spray process.

 

 

Autoneum Management AG, 
Winterthur (CH)
Industry:
Automotive
Technology:
Thermal Spraying
Process:
Special
Torch:
Special torch
Year of construction:
2019

Special equipment for plastic coating of automotive products using modified air heaters.

 

To support a series process, powder hoppers with a respective volume of 8 liters were developed, which switch over automatically depending on the filling level. A program-dependent powder switch diverts the material that has not been fed into the process into a collecting container when the torches are withdrawn from the workpiece.

FEDERAL MOGUL Friedberg GmbH, Friedberg (DE)
Industry:
Automotive
Technology:
Laser Cladding
Laser:
LDF 4000-100 
Laser power:
4.000 W
Year of construction:
2015

GTV turnkey research and development system for hardening sliding seal rings for the automotive industry.

 

Before coating, the workpieces are preheated using an integrated induction unit.

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (DE)
Industry:
Automotive
Technology:
Thermal Spraying
Process:
HVOF 
Torch:
Top Gun Suspension 
Year of construction:
2017 

Pilot system for suspension spraying with KUKA robot, turn-tilt table and extraction system.

 

The suspension is fed to the process using the GTV suspension feeder. The coating system can process either aqueous or solvent-based suspensions.