The manufacture of gears is a field of particular competence within the Hilchenbach workshop of SMS group. Here, gears are designed, toothings milled and ground, housings welded and finally complete units are assembled, all under one roof. This potential could recently be demonstrated with the production of a four-stage gear with totally 29 wheels and a weight of 261 tons. This radial gear for a forging machine is the most complex one ever made in the Hilchenbach workshop.
|Performance||4 x 1,500 kW = 6,000 kW|
|Rated output torque||8,805,000 Nm|
|Total gear ratio||115.3:1|
A stand-out feature of our Hilchenbach and Mönchengladbach locations is the direct interaction between engineering and manufacturing. This naturally facilitates a continuous exchange of ideas between these departments for ongoing optimization of our products.