Applications

 

Automotive Industry

In every car, hundreds of parts are produced by precision turning, including: drain screws, ball pivots, engine parts and elements used for suspension, the ABS systems, airbags, hydraulic system and more.

 

Applications

The car : for some the object of dreams…

… and for others a functional item… but a necessity for all. The automotive industry represents a major challenge to all manufacturers of automatic lathes - and it’s an area Tornos has been specializing in for almost 40 years.

 

The enormous progress achieved over the years in all aspects of vehicle safety and comfort is the result of the developments achieved in automatic lathes. The ever-growing precision, repetitiveness, just-in-time production and tight production schedules place increasing pressure on all those involved in the logistics chain.

 

The car manufacturers created a network comprising numerous finely interlinked levels. The car manufacturers (OEM) work hand-in-hand with the integrators (T1) who in turn, work with the manufacturers (T2). This line cannot withstand any break; and as a result, more and more long-term partnerships are being formed.

 

Technology serving the car

WE WORK OUT THE SOLUTIONS ENABLING YOU TO FULFILL YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

In order to reduce costs, the automotive industry is tending to reduce the number of suppliers and involve them more than ever in helping their clients achieve their performance targets. A supplier like you is a specialist, benefiting from the latest know-how. In your capacity as a supplier to the car industry, your challenge includes the following in particular:

 

  • Shorter and shorter times to execute parts
  • Versatility of orders and part upgrades
  • Ever growing pressure on prices
  • Very demanding requirements at quality, tolerance and statistical inspection levels.

Numerous types of parts

According to some specialists, the main decision-making criteria when buying cars include:

 

  • Interest : The most reliable and solid car is nothing without that “extra something” the client is interested in.
  • Safety : the vehicle must pass all the safety tests.
  • Reliability : a car just “has” to work all the time.

The automatic lathe used to execute revolving parts has very little influence on the first factor, but it can’t be disputed that it has a great effect on the following two points that are essential to the vehicle’s success! You could even say that two thirds of the success of a vehicle depend on an automatic lathe producing dozens of small parts that the user can’t even see.

 

Let us help you find the best solution for your manufacturing processes.