[ research & development ]
[ design, development & construction ]
The high demands placed on components and gearboxes for electromobility bring with them great challenges for the design and development process. These challenges can only be overcome with comprehensive expertise. MSM combines two materials, plastic and metal, in an intelligent way. This draws out maximum potential and optimizes the gear and gearbox according to the design priority in terms of smoothness, weight reduction, fatigue strength, durability, noise reduction and of course cost.
Innovations in materials, production techniques and gearbox design are constantly presenting us with new opportunities. Paired with our decades of development experience, this enables us to guarantee the state of the art in optimized drive solutions.
No part of the mobility sector presents such stringent requirements for gearbox technology as micromobility. The installation space and permissible weight of the gearbox are starkly limited here, and yet the highest power density and efficiency with minimal noise emission must be achieved – requirements that are fundamentally contradictory. A thin-walled housing could indeed help cut back on weight and installation space, but it usually leads to increased noise emissions. Gear components have to get smaller and lighter and yet also withstand higher loads. Selecting the appropriate material is often crucial for the quality and performance of the drive solution. But the selection of the right gearbox, the design of the gear itself and the use of alternative production methods also have a significant impact on the characteristics of the finished drive.
Development & design
With a foundation of extensive expertise in the development of individual components and complete drive systems, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel for every project. Your dedicated development team supports you with state-of-the-art CAD and calculation software from specification to series production and ensures that the final result is both technically and economically sound. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is used starting in the development stage. FMEA is continuously used through to the end of the prototype phase. We design complete drive systems with electronics, controllers and sensors according to customers’ needs.
Our in-house prototype construction allows a drive concept to be tested before it enters series production. We coordinate closely with you to verify that the drive system developed has all the desired characteristics. Rapid prototyping processes make it possible to quickly produce close-to-production components so that risk-prone components can be tested at an early stage. Apart from some small differences, the design and function of the prototype is identical to the subsequent series product.
Guiding a project successfully and economically from development to series production requires experience, detailed knowledge, a comprehensive view of the process and close cooperation with all the specialist departments involved. Process workflows are captured systematically and functional specifications are prepared in the early project phase. Deadline and budget plans that are updated on an ongoing basis ensure the project is highly transparent at all times. Our experienced, trained project managers support you through all development and production phases as a committed contact partner, so you and your project are in good hands from the very start.