The automotive industry cannot do without induction hardening. The precision and reproducibility of the induction hardening process makes it difficult for the automotive industry to do without it. It can also be integrated perfectly into the production process.
Having said that, the machining of CV joints for homokinetic joints has - up until now - been dominated byvery large, difficult to operate linear systems that require a large number of steps to machine the component.
"The great many different operations and set-up changes mean that the process is open to many possible errors. Furthermore, these machines also require a colossal effort to set-up", explains Andreas Endmann, Divisional Manager 'Technical Sales Hardening Systems' at eldec, Dornstetten.
"It's for this reason that we have developed a completely new process for the hardening of CV joints - one that has been simplified and noticeably streamlined."