Oerlikon demonstrating transmission durability benefits of PVD coating at TECO '15

Oerlikon Drive Systems and Oerlikon Balzers demonstrated the benefits of its PVD coating to ensure transmission durability at TECO '15.

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Gear, drive and shifting solutions provider, Oerlikon Graziano, part of Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment, together with PVD coating specialist, Oerlikon Balzers, part of Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment, jointly demonstrated leading transmission toughening solutions at the TECO ’15 meeting. Held June 16 to 17 in Milan, Italy, at the prestigious headquarters of 24ORE Group, the event promotes advanced technologies from Italian companies in the mechatronics, automation and power transmission sectors. The Oerlikon Group demonstrated the benefits of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) through a series of case studies, including the delivery of a strengthened transmission for the 750 hp Aston Martin Lagonda One-77 project.

“TECO ’15 is a major event for Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Balzers who are joining together to demonstrate successful cross-segment projects such as our exciting development work for Aston Martin Lagonda’s One-77,” says Paolo Ramadori, Oerlikon Graziano SpA Chairman & CEO, and Assiot Vice President. “From an Oerlikon Group perspective, this is also a valuable opportunity to discuss and share technology developments and synergies with other organizations in Italy.”

Evidence of the benefits provided by successfully employing PVD coating technology in transmissions were demonstrated by Oerlikon Graziano SpA Head of Product Development, Claudio Torrelli, together with Oerlikon Balzers Precision Components Product Manager, Paola Recanati. Their presentations focused on the success of joint delivery of wide-ranging solutions, including a metallic sealing compact wheel loader transmission; cylindrical and bevel gears for the AML One-77 Vanquish; Torque-Hub final drive for the Windrower project; internal combustion engine piston pins; truck rear axle gear; and differential pins. “The benefit of PVD coating expertise to transmission development is that it can provide durability improvements for high-performance or high-torque applications without the need for expensive or time-consuming component redesign,” explains Claudio Torrelli.

The TECO ’15 conference is designed to assess the needs of suppliers and end users and in turn establish best practices for companies working in the field of mechatronics in Italy. The two-day event is split into Technology, Economy and Academy sessions to provide the best blend of expertise to encourage knowledge-sharing and technology innovation. The event is promoted by three associations - Anie Automazione, Assofluid and Assiot.