Reliable Crankshaft Descaling
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To ensure an absolutely scale-free surface, crankshafts forged at ThyssenKrupp Gerlach undergo a blast cleaning process. For this purpose, the company invested in an innovative shot blasting system. Integrated into a fully automatic production process, this blasting machine is used for the optimised descaling of 150 different crankshaft types.
The company ThyssenKrupp Gerlach GmbH, supported by the international sites of the ThyssenKrupp Forging Group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of forged and machined crankshafts. The research and development activities at the plant are focused on high tensile strength steel and alternative manufacturing methods to reduce the weight of components, thus cutting both fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions. The six million crankshafts produced annually at the German facility in Homburg are used in in-line, boxer, V, VR, and W engines for passenger cars, industrial vehicles, motorcycles and other applications. The production range covers...