ZF Saarbrücken, Germany Valve controllers for 8-speed automatic transmission systems
A worldwide acknowledged pioneering project in the industry is the 8-speed automatic transmission system from ZF. The customer strategically decided to have ANGER as its supplier, and in 2008 they re-equipped all four processing lines for valve bodies and valve plates with HCX systems. By the end, there will be a total of 40 ANGER machines in use, together producing more than 6 million parts every year to the highest tolerance specifications. The high-quality transmission system is used especially in BMW and Audi models, as well as in Maserati, Range Rover and many other premium car brands.
The new 9-speed automatic transmission from ZF, designed for front wheel drive cars, is also being produced by ANGER machines. What is important to note about this solution is its flexibility thanks to crown turrets as well as its energy saving, environmentally-friendly MQL system.
Volkswagen Kassel, Germany Valve controllers for 7-speed dual-clutch transmission systems
VW has several ANGER HCX systems in use in the transmission systems factory in Kassel. The valve bodies of the DQ 500 dual-clutch transmission systems are being produced by four HCX systems. There are an additional three HCX machines, which are deployed together to machine the mechatronic housing of the DQ 200.
Daimler, Hedelfingen, Germany Valve controllers for 9-speed automatic transmission systems
The valve control block is the 'CO2 killer' of the new generation of Daimler automatic transmission systems. For the first time ever, these parts will be triple-machined by just two ANGER systems. Thanks to an innovative engineering concept, the high tolerance requirements can be achieved.
Front Double Clutch Transmission (FDCT)
The valve controllers in DAIMLER's latest generation of dual-clutch transmission systems, which are installed in the A and B class models, will be produced by four ANGER systems.
Driveshaft for 9-speed automatic transmission systems
The shaft machining was carried out with 4 simultaneously operating set-ups. The main feature is creating radial bore holes in different shaft designs without needing a changeover. The deburring of axial bores is also carried out.
MAGNA, Lannach, Austria Balance shaft housings
The balance shaft housings are produced by two identical HCX machines. The ANGER machines process the plain bearings twice as fast as traditional machining centers. ANGER stands out here especially thanks to their machines' high accuracy level. The required tolerances were easily achieved as no tool changeover was needed (i.e. inaccuracy cannot be caused by the HSK interfaces getting worn or contaminated).
Even more productivity was achieved by the simultaneous machining of the threading.
Volvo, Skövde, Sweden Cylinder block housings
Volvo Cars, as part of its new car production line, selected HCX systems for highly productive double machining of 4 and 5 cylinder block housings. The heavy use of multi-spindle head technology for highly productive machining of bore holes and threading reduces the required number of machines to just two, which are being integrated into the production line. Intelligent engineering still enables a high level of parts flexibility – all Volvo motor block designs can be machined using the ANGER HCX system.
Audi, Györ, Hungary Crankshaft
ANGER HCX systems can be used in oil bore hole drilling, weight relief hole drilling operations as well as finishing operations with its 4 and 5 axis double machining capability. A good example is the Audi car manufacturing plant in Györ, where V6 and V8 crankshafts have been double-machined with the highly productive 5 axle ANGER HCX systems since 2008. The tool changeover to go from machining V6 to V8 is carried out automatically - no manual intervention needed.