none

WINKELMANN DEVELOPS VIBRATION DAMPERS FOR JAGUAR

11-11-2015
by 
in 

Some car components really do keep a low profile. You’d only notice how they function if they weren’t there. Vibration dampers are a good example, reducing unwanted vibrations produced by engines and drivetrains.

Winkelmann Automotive in Ahlen in Westphalia, Germany is a development partner and system specialist when it comes to vibrations and how best to dampen them.

High-quality vibration dampers are not just made of steel but also oils, thermosetting plastics and elastomers with enhancing damping qualities. Winkelmann develops each vibration damper specifically for a vehicle’s vibrations.

Winkelmann has developed a vibration damper with two elastomer components for the drivetrain of Jaguar cars; to be technically precise, this component is a torsional vibration damper with an integrated, decoupled belt pulley.

This assembly, comprising 10 metal parts, is supplemented with a pressed EPDM rubber ring and a hybrid, bonded EPDM-Metal part. The assembly weighs a total of 2.99 kg.

In addition, rubber-metal composite parts for decoupled belt pulleys are manufactured as bonded vibration dampers. These are produced on a vertical MTF 2600/280 ergonomic machine from Maplan with “Fast Double Shuttle“ technology and moulds from Peta Formenbau.

By means of intelligent needs-based control of the flowrate, energy consumption of the DCI heating and cooling units on the Maplan MTF 2600/280 machines has been reduced by up to 80 % while at the same time considerably improving quality control.

The CoolDrive servo-hydraulic technology provides additional performance for rapid drying cycle times with even less energy requirements, resulting in a more environmentally friendly system with lowered production and unit costs. 

Related news & editorials

  1. 22.01.2019
    22.01.2019
    by      In
    CNC turning machine tool operators can now quickly and easily boost the clamping force of their workholding equipment by a significant 50 percent using a new form of carbide application equipment.
    The Rocklinizer electronically applies a hard and wear-resistant surface of tungsten carbide, titanium... Read More
  2. 18.01.2019
    18.01.2019
    by      In
    Mouser Electronics has revealed that it added no fewer than 51 new suppliers to its industry-leading line card in 2018, offering even more choices to its design engineer, component buyer, and procurement agent customer base.
    With many new embedded suppliers among the additions, Mouser is... Read More
  3. 18.01.2019
    18.01.2019
    by      In
    Phoenix Contact has come out with its first high-performance controller for the PLCnext technology ecosystem. The RFC 4072S controller takes advantage of all the main features of the control platform, including the ability for users to program using their favourite languages and programming... Read More
  4. 17.01.2019
    17.01.2019
    by      In
    The Exair Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe provides a uniform 360-degree ionised airstream that is clamped around a continuously moving part to eliminate static electricity and contaminants. It is ideal for removing dust, particulates and personnel shocks on pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and more... Read More