The combination of engine and gearbox, also called the powertrain, forms the heart of the drive unit.
The basic components such as crankcase, cylinder head or gearbox housing are made in the foundry. These components are then finished by mechanical processing. In many work steps, gear wheels and shafts are processed and then assembled into gearboxes. In engine production, powerful petrol, diesel or hybrid drives are created out of the mosaic of crankshaft, camshafts, connecting rods and many other parts and sub-assemblies.
Here, sensors from ifm electronic – with their high standards of repeatability and switch point stability – help the operator ensure the consistently high quality standards in series production.