Lighter weight with equal or higher performance – this is the challenge facing the automotive industry, caused by the demand to reduce the emission levels and fuel consumption of motor vehicles. This is why innovative, extremely hard-wearing plastic parts of superior quality are becoming more and more important. Winkelmann Powertrain Components, a company based in Ahlen / Germany, recognized this trend at an early stage and has relied on thermoset materials for the production of belt pulleys ever since. WITTMANN BATTENFELD supplies the machines for this purpose.
“During our initial phase in the 1990s, BATTENFELD emerged as the machine manufacturer with the greatest competence and readiness to adapt its machines to the injection core compression molding process, and thus proved to be the right partner for us.”
Dipl.-Ing. Axel Neukirchen, Thermoset Product Manager at Winkelmann