Oerlikon Graziano Extending Portfolio for Heavy-Duty Truck Market in Russia

Oerlikon is organizing a Technology Day with Kamaz to demonstrate their product offerings to customers in the Russian market.

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Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, under its transmission specialist brand Oerlikon Graziano, is organizing a Technology Day together with Kamaz, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty trucks and a customer of Oerlikon. The event marks a stronger partnership between the two companies to jointly offer high-quality technology products to customers in Russia. Both companies plan to exploit further business opportunities in the CIS region and offer a more comprehensive set of services to current and new customers. 

The partnership between both companies dates back more than 10 years with the product lines – synchronizers and low floor bus axles. Currently the companies are exploring new opportunities of the cooperation on Shifting Solutions from Oerlikon Graziano. 

Oerlikon Graziano is well known for producing synchronizers and other crucial driveline components, such as bevel sets and gearing solutions, which get high appraisal from the customers for their stability and reliability while operating under varied geographical and climatic conditions. 

Кamaz was established in 1969, producing its first truck in 1976. Since then, it has produced more than 2 million trucks. Every third truck with gross vehicle weight (GVW) between 14 and 40 tons in Russia and in the CIS countries is a Kamaz truck, and its trucks are in operation in more than 80 countries worldwide. 

Oerlikon Graziano is a leading provider of synchronizers for commercial vehicles and will demonstrate its latest heavy-duty strut-type components during the event. The high-torque units offer reduced shift effort and faster shift time, thus providing improved operator comfort and performance. A range of friction materials can be specified in single cone 184 or single-double cone 168-162/170 versions, depending on individual application needs. A range of crown wheel, bevel sets, ring and cylindrical gears, which complete the range of commercial vehicle technologies from Oerlikon Graziano, will also be shown. 

In addition, the new Compact Slotless Synchronizer will be presented at the Technology Day. This synchronizer represents a step ahead in innovation for shifting solutions used in diverse applications, such as passenger cars, tractors, trucks, industrial and construction vehicles, to improve the overall performance and efficiency of the transmissions. The advancements can be seen in the improved shiftability, increased power density and use of innovative friction materials specifically developed for heavy-duty usage. 

A crucial advantage with Shifting Solutions is the high level of development and production expertise that Oerlikon Graziano owns in the area of synchronization. Each type of application for the transmission system is defined in close coordination with the customer since the very beginning of the development. To achieve the best-tailored solution, the company is equipped with state-of-the-art design and virtual validation tools, cutting-edge production technologies, comprehensive analytical instruments and extensive bench and vehicle tests. The entire process is supported by a seamless quality-control system.