A worthwhile look behind the scenes Shift gate

Lean processes, creative solutions and high quality standards resolve one of the biggest challenges for suppliers in the automotive industry: Manufacturing components with consistently high quality and at a reasonable price.

High-quality components at competitive prices: high quality standards, inventiveness and decades of experience in the manufacture of complex components make it possible

There is a great deal of price pressure on suppliers in the automotive industry. As well as the financial interests of the car manufacturers, strong competition means that suppliers are always looking for ways of producing their components more cheaply.

The product quality often suffers from this price pressure. This can lead to sales being lost rather than saving money. For example, this occurs because you have to put a large proportion of your resources into development time and the development of prototypes.

This doesn't have to be. You don't have to risk looking for savings in the wrong place. When the shift gate was being manufactured, we succeeded in combining the decades of experience of our teams with the inventiveness of our employees and the high quality standards of Otto Klumpp.

The result: A unique, fully automatic concept for manufacturing a shift gate which fulfils both the high quality demands and the price expectations of the automotive industry.

With this fully automatic concept, we manufacture your car components in a cost-effective way without sacrificing quality

Thanks to sophisticated automation, based on a linear removal unit on the machine, we were able to fulfil all of the production requirements and solve the task. The concept for the 2-way series-produced mould took just
12 weeks to create. Thanks to the findings from the
1st cavity, we were able to insert, overmould and remove the metal parts (4 inserts per component) within just
30 seconds. The shift gate, which is made from a highly reinforced, filled material, is very stable and precise (tolerance of 100ths of a millimetre).

The advantages for you: No long drawn-out development time, which means that the development costs for a prototype tool are not expensive.

At a glance

  • Large quantities (2-way series production tool)
  • Short overall cycle time (30 seconds)
  • Short construction time (12 weeks)
  • Stable and thick-walled component
  • Precision (tolerance to one 100th of a millimetre)
  • Highly reinforced filled material (polyamide with 30 % glass fibre)
  • Short development time and low development costs required for prototype tool

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