For a multi billion industry, the key words are safety and precision. Safety in the automotive industry is particularly important and therefore highly regulated. Hydraulics plays an important role in ensuring precision in production and a more efficient use of raw materials. Years of experience in the automotive industry combined with an extensive support network enables us, through our partnership with Bosch Rexroth to provide automotive customers with advanced hydraulic engineering, product and system application and field service support.
Hydraulics and the automotive industry : a long term friendship
The automotive industry comprises a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world’s largest economic sectors by revenue. The “automotive” term, as proposed by Elmer Sperry (1860-1930) first came into use with reference to automobiles in 1898. Originally the word comes from the Greek autos (self), and Latin motivus (of motion).
The automotive industry does not include industries dedicated to the maintenance of automobiles following delivery to the end-user, such as automobile repair shops and motor fuel filling stations. Nevertheless, the hydraulic sector provides technological solutions for both sides of the automotive industry, the manufacturers and the end-user service providers.
For a multi billion industry, the key words are safety and precision
Safety in the automotive industry is particularly important and therefore highly regulated. Automobiles and other motor vehicles have to comply with a certain number of norms and regulations, whether local or international, in order to be accepted on the market.
In the automotive industry, safety means that users, operators or manufacturers do not face any risk or danger coming from the motor vehicle or its spare parts. Safety for the automobiles themselves, implies that there is no risk of damage. In case of safety issues, danger, product default or faulty procedure during the manufacturing of the motor vehicle, the maker can request to return either a batch or the entire production run. This procedure is called product recall. Product recalls happen in every industry and can be production-related or stem from the raw material.
A main priority for the automotive industry are still product recalls considering their financial implications, therefore precision in all the steps of manufacturing process manufacturing is essential in order to ensure not only product and operator safety but also process efficiency and optimization of resources used by minimizing defaults.
Reliable hydraulic solutions all the way
Years of experience in the automotive industry combined with an extensive support network enables us, through our partnership with Bosch Rexroth to provide automotive customers with advanced hydraulic engineering, product/system application, program management, and field service support.
Our diverse offering of hydraulic and electrohydraulic products and systems provide the high-power, high-performance technology for automotive applications include:
1. Press Shops – electrohydraulic controls increase quality and productivity
Bosch Rexroth gear, vane, and axial piston pumps are powerful and rugged enough to help automotive press shops form parts faster and more reliably.
2. Body Shops – Bosch Rexroth hydraulic pumps power high-throughput processes
Structural integrity comes from highly repeatable positioning and welding. The right automation controls increase productivity even as you increase quality.
Intelligent hydraulic axis controllers help move chassis and bodies with accuracy and speed. Advanced pneumatic and electric welding controls achieve the highest quality weld in the shortest time.
3. Powertrains – ensuring precision machining and assembly
Powertrains need the highest levels of precision and repeatability in machining and assembly. Advanced Bosch Rexroth hydraulic pumps , hydraulic system sensors, and intelligent hydraulic electronic controllers give you the precision manufacturing today’s global market demand.
When it comes to hydraulic systems for automotive manufacturing facilities, our German Partner Bosch Rexroth has been acknowledged as a reliable solution provider by some of the world’s most renowned car manufacturers. We are the the #1 Bosch Rexroth parts supplier in the country, with more than 70.000 spare parts on stock. Don’t hesitate to contact our HCG experts for all questions related to top hydraulic solutions for the automotive sector.
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