Connecting rods, camshafts and distributor boards

The forged engine parts for high load-bearing applications such as connecting rods, camshafts and distributor boards are produced at its two German factories, in Plettenberg (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Rosswein (Saxony). Both of these plants have long histories stretching back to the mid-19th century. Our share of the European market is over 30%. The fully automated forges deliver high-volume production and superior quality. This product group also has an in-house tool engineering unit.

Lightweight, strong and precision-made 

The production process for forged connecting rods is subject to stringent requirements in terms of precision and stability. Due to an engine’s high torque, the rods are subject to massive levels of tension, compression, and bending and buckling stress. At the same time they need to be durable, with their weight kept to a minimum in order to reduce fuel consumption. Camshafts balance out the inertia force generated by the differing rod positions, which in turn contributes to smooth engine running. Slender forged camshafts, which have a low total weight and a specified imbalance threshold, are also available.



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