DRIVE SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Drive systems, especially for marine and rail applications, are required to conform to highly specific requirements. Engine and gearbox shafts, bearings and guides must be manufactured with the very greatest precision and in the best possible quality, in order to withstand the extreme stresses to which such components are exposed in service. Thanks to our wide range of available materials and the possibility of combining them most effectively in our double-poured castings, Gontermann-Peipers can design and manufacture drive system components perfectly tailored to your needs. By taking advantage of the weight reduction and the excellent machinability achievable with components made in cast iron rather than steel, significant savings on costs and energy consumption can be achieved both during the manufacturing process and during service of the component.
In spincasting, the molten metal is thrust against the mold wall by centrifugal force. The rapidly solidifying metal is characterized by a fine-grained microstructure with extremely good mechanical properties.
Engine valve guides
Drive shafts for railroad vehicles
Stern tube bearings (shipbuilding)
Bearing shells and guide bearings
Our decades of experience and continuous development of the continuous casting of iron enable us to produce cast-iron components that possess a very dense and fine-grained microstructure, making them ideally suited for high-speed industrial downstream processing and assuring the reliable attainment of the specified tolerances.