The main challenges in the technology industry are electromobility, autonomous driving and the use of weight-saving components such as those made from carbon.
The entire market is going through a phase of huge change due to the high importance of electromobility and the extremely demanding requirements with regard to charging infrastructures. This development is also creating new opportunities for the medium-sized supplier industry.
We see ourselves as a proactive partner in this regard, as we are able to create solutions in our own laboratory with inventiveness, new materials and series of tests, with the ultimate aim of increasing service life and quality.
The speed of technological advancements will no doubt increase even further over the years to come, which will be accompanied by even shorter model cycles. This will in turn increase the requirements placed on supplier companies.
This will also be accompanied by innovation and price pressure, which is higher in the automotive supplier sector than almost any other industry. The inverse conclusion of this is that benefits and risks are very closely connected. For supplier companies, these challenges mean that a watchful eye and even closer communication with their OEM customers are required in order to respond quickly to unplanned scenarios
High levels of competitive pressure, new technical requirements and the desire of automotive manufacturers to differentiate their performance from that of other companies all mean that components are now increasingly being developed to be customer and product-specific. Although seals and slide bushings are usually immediately available as standard products, this is not of particular relevance in the automotive industry with its specially developed model series. The benefit of noticeably longer service lives, for example, is increasingly leading to the use of customised solutions. ttv is addressing this trend with a dedicated development department.
Over recent years, ttv has further established itself as a specialist in the automotive sector, with its two competence fields of seals and slide bushings. Typical challenges faced by ttv in this area include applications on ventilation systems designed to improve the haptic qualities, or O-rings for drive units for cargo-loading systems, as seen in the aerospace industry.
The frequently installed standard stock products are no longer adequate to deal with the increasingly demanding requirements.
This development lead ttv to the strategic decision to set up a separate department for customer-specific product solutions, with first-class capacity to support ttv customers. ttv has an experienced team of technology and engineering specialists to help with this task, and we attend to every conceivable detail of a project. Material properties, material composition and design open up numerous possibilities for improving performance, and help keep influencing factors strictly on the outside.
Seals and slide bushings are only comparatively small components in the area of technological components and assemblies, but does not change the fact that both product categories are often crucial for the quality of functional components.
Customer and project-specific solutions from ttv have lead to demonstrable and significant increases in quality and haptic properties over recent years, combined with maximum service lives.
The ttv team found that the answer to achieving this objective lay in the torque of the wheel used to adjust the desired air flow in the vehicle interior. The plastic cardan joint, which is directly connected to the rotary button on the operator side and to the inside of the device via blades, needs to be located in the area of the central support point. It goes without saying that the cost-benefit ratio was of utmost importance here
Unlike conventional models, these drive units have two motors, meaning that lifting and rotating operations can be carried out independently. The PDUs are installed in the cargo hold of the A380s. Their main task is to provide the necessary traction to move air-freight pallets and containers in the cargo hold under all environmental conditions. The SE-PDUs are fitted with two independently driven AC servo motors. One motor provides the necessary traction, while the other motor actively moves the roller up or down.
Spring-loaded PDUs are arranged between the roller tracks in order to move pallets inside the cargo hold.
The fact that WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation opted to use us as their supplier in this market is something that we are very proud of, and encourages us to drive forward the development of more individual and technologically sophisticated solutions.
A solution for every current requirement.
The haptic properties did not feel substantial enough when adjusting the ventilation system in the vehicle interior.
Development of new sealing rings with huge cost-ratio requirements.
Use in passenger car interiors.
Significant improvement of the haptic experience when adjusting the ventilation system in the vehicle interior.
Noticeable optimisation of the haptic properties with an economical and functional implementation.