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Customer Report

MAN Nuremberg, Germany

6-cylinder crankcase manufacturing system.

Customer Report MAN Nuremberg, Germany 6-cylinder crankcase manufacturing system.

Customer Report

MAN Nuremberg, Germany

The D20 project. The new heart of the TGA.

Nuremberg,

Summer 2000

After four years of development, MAN engineers have completed the prototype of a new generation of 6-cylinder diesel engines. The inno- vative project is called D20.

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

Phase 1:

Specifications

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line Phase 1: Specifications Increasing demands on performance and fuel con- sumption and

Increasing demands on performance and fuel con- sumption and stricter emission controls require manu- facturers of commercial vehicles to draw on innovative technologies. The R&D division at MAN broke new ground with the development of the latest generation of TGA engines. Expectations of the D20 project are high: more power and longer intervals between maintenance, at the same time reduction of weight, fuel consumption, pollutant and noise emissions. For the first time a vermicular graphite casting (GJV 450) was used as material for the crankcase. In addition to product and process development the project required a state-of-the-art production system.

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MAN Nuremberg, Germany

Innovation through co-operation:

engineering partnership provides additional time and cost advantages.

Nürtingen, October 2000

HELLER received the assignment to develop a detailed process layout for the D20 crankcase. Close co- operation had a positive influence on the development process.

a detailed process layout for the D20 crankcase. Close co- operation had a positive influence on

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line Phase 2: Engineering It is necessary to ever excel in product and

Phase 2:

Engineering

It is necessary to ever excel in product and process technology to remain the innovative leader in a field. To keep the innovative edge, MAN and HELLER project teams started to work together early in the prototype phase. HELLER design engineers contributed extensive product and process know-how and the MAN team added in-depth knowledge of the product. Because of

the close collaboration and simultaneous engineering the time until start of serial production was reduced by several months and a number of innovative ideas could be incorporated in the development process. A system partnership was forged that opened up innovation potential and assured MAN a competitive lead.

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MAN Nuremberg, Germany

Process technology made to measure:

system partnership with HELLER unlocks innovation potential.

HELLER system solutions ensure a maximum level of dependability and planning reliability. Experienced pro- ject engineers will answer any of your questions through- out all phases of a new project, from the preparation of the performance specification to the development of an optimum process chain, including system layout, successful commissioning of the system and achieving production targets.

However, HELLER’s co-operation is not restricted to the layout of the production technology. HELLER also supports the customer in questions of production- friendly workpiece design, material flow, design of clamping fixtures or material handling between the operations. Today, simultaneous engineering involves

computer-based modeling of the complete process from raw to finished part. This has the advantage that modifications can be quickly and easily integrated into the ongoing development process. As a result, the development period to the actual start of production can be significantly shortened – an important factor when time is money.

HELLER makes sure customers are kept up-to-date with the latest trends in production technology so they can concentrate on their production. Partnership with HELLER guarantees customers innovation ability for a lasting competitive edge on the world market.

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Nürtingen, January 2001

On the computer 20 different layout versions are modeled, based on avail- able space and planned production.

MAN Nuremberg, Germany

A short way from model to reality:

computer-aided layout design speeds up decision-making process.

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short way from model to reality: computer-aided layout design speeds up decision-making process. 17 16 15
short way from model to reality: computer-aided layout design speeds up decision-making process. 17 16 15
short way from model to reality: computer-aided layout design speeds up decision-making process. 17 16 15
short way from model to reality: computer-aided layout design speeds up decision-making process. 17 16 15

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

Phase 3:

Layout planning

Integrating a system into an existing structure is subject to different requirements than building a new facility. The MAN plant in Nuremberg had several areas within the facility available for the production of the D20 crankcase. In a short time, HELLER's layout experts were able to submit alternative layouts to MAN by using efficient CAD systems. Special software tools determined the required machine capacity based on

planned production volume. In this process, various combinations and automation options of special and serial machines are considered as well as alternative manufacturing concepts using various machine types. The ideal solution for MAN was a combination of 18 machining centers of the model range MCH 400 and 4 FST (Flexible System Transfer Lines) and single machines from other suppliers.

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of the model range MCH 400 and 4 FST (Flexible System Transfer Lines) and single machines
of the model range MCH 400 and 4 FST (Flexible System Transfer Lines) and single machines

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Nuremberg, September 2002

Modular building blocks for the D20 project are beginning to take shape in HELLER’s final assembly shop. All system components of the manu- facturing line successfully pass the required acceptance tests – a pre- requisite to meet the high expectations.

pass the required acceptance tests – a pre- requisite to meet the high expectations. MAN Nuremberg,
pass the required acceptance tests – a pre- requisite to meet the high expectations. MAN Nuremberg,

MAN Nuremberg, Germany

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line Phase 4: Machine configuration Detailed planning of each process step during the

Phase 4:

Machine configuration

Detailed planning of each process step during the deve- lopment phase resulted in time savings that benefited machine configurations and process trial runs. In case of the D20 crankcase, installation of three machining centers with three clamping positions was sufficient to test run the NC programs and to verify the required process capability. The remaining fifteen MCH 400 machining centers were shipped to MAN after geome- trical acceptance. Because of this positive experience, MAN released the transfer systems for shipment after they had passed the function tests and trial machining.

Fine adjustment for maximum process capability, a very time consuming process, was completed at the MAN facility.

The extensive machining competence of the project engineers contributed to saving time on the project. At the Nuertingen plant, HELLER is able to machine prototypes required by MAN for trial tests before commissioning of the manufacturing system. For this purpose, the machining content of the special-purpose machines (FST) was transferred to a machining center.

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Nuremberg, January 2003

HELLER installs the first machines in the former turbine building. Five months later pilot production started. One hundred and fifty units will be manufactured by the end of the year.

pilot production started. One hundred and fifty units will be manufactured by the end of the

MAN Nuremberg, Germany

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line Phase 5: Commissioning The hybrid production system applied to the MAN project

Phase 5:

Commissioning

The hybrid production system applied to the MAN project assures efficient installation of each machine and fast commissioning of the complete system. It is based on HELLER's highly modular system components, characterized by standard basic machines and flexible assemblies. This is the reason that HELLER manufactur- ing systems can easily be extended without major invest-

ments. If an increase in production volume creates a bottleneck in a production area, HELLER can easily solve the problem with alternatives from its modular range. In addition to twin-spindle machines and turret head solutions, dynamic packages are available for enhancing the performance of existing machines.

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MAN Nuremberg, Germany

Two steps to full performance:

integrated process measuring guarantees highest quality.

Nuremberg,

April 2004

The new MAN manufacturing system goes into production. It is planned to increase production from 14,000 cases in 2004 to 55,000 units in 2007.

system goes into production. It is planned to increase production from 14,000 cases in 2004 to

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line Phase 6: Start of production It was planned to ramp up production

Phase 6:

Start of production

It was planned to ramp up production at MAN in two steps. In the first step, the system had been laid out for a production of 30,000 units. In the second step, production was gradually raised to the required 55,000 units. To achieve this goal, only the capacity of the machining centers for the intermediate operations had to be increased. Due to their high flexibility, the transfer

systems are scalable according to requirement. To ensure maximum reliability of the system in high- volume production, finish-machining is performed using in-process gauging. Integration of the measuring tech- nology into the final step of the process chain allows to compensate for any wear effects that may occur during pre-machining and to ensure consistent part quality in batch manufacturing.

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Nuremberg,

June 2005

The D20 project moves full speed ahead, all sales forecasts have been exceeded. MAN decides to implement step 2 earlier than planned.

MAN decides to implement step 2 earlier than planned. MAN Nuremberg, Germany The product The outcome
MAN decides to implement step 2 earlier than planned. MAN Nuremberg, Germany The product The outcome
MAN decides to implement step 2 earlier than planned. MAN Nuremberg, Germany The product The outcome
MAN decides to implement step 2 earlier than planned. MAN Nuremberg, Germany The product The outcome

MAN Nuremberg, Germany

The product

The outcome of the partnership between HELLER and

MAN was remarkable. The new D20 engine generation

surpassed all expectations and the projected sales

volume was already exceeded in the first year. This

comes as no surprise considering the improvements

made on the engine: a 25 % reduction in engine

components and a weight reduction of 100 kg are a

quantum leap in heavy engine design. Significantly

reduced pollutant emissions ensure that all existing and

future exhaust emission standards are met. To ensure

this, the engine is equipped with common-rail techno-

logy, exhaust gas recirculation and a special mainten-

ance-free filter. As a result, maintenance intervals were

extended to 120,000 km and fuel consumption was

cut by more than 5 percent.

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line HELLER – a reliable partner for best results. The manufacturing system •

HELLER – a reliable partner for best results.

The manufacturing system

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Flexible System-Transferlines (FST) with

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18 machining centers MCH 400 with direct loading

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stand-alone FST

Washers, Alfing cracking system

Lift-and-carry-system for automation of FST

GSA overhead gantry loaders for automation of the MCH 400 machining centers

The process chain

Step 1 (1 st and 2 nd FST): pre-machining of cylinder head and oil pan face, pre-machining of cylinder bore, deep hole drilling and pre-machining of crankshaft bore

Step 2 (MCH): milling (using angular milling head), deep hole drilling, multispindle machining

Step 3: intermediate washer

Step 4: cracking of crankshaft bearings, machining of oil holes in 3 rd FST with integrated head changer and TBT gun drilling unit.

Step 5 (4 th FST): finish machining of crankshaft bore and thrust bearing, machining of front faces, machining of cylinder bore (2 spindles), milling of cylinder head joint faces

Step 6: deburring/assembly

Step 7: washing

Step 8: final inspection

Customer Report

Customer Report MAN Nuremberg, Germany
Customer Report MAN Nuremberg, Germany

MAN Nuremberg, Germany

Customer Report MAN Nuremberg, Germany

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line

6-Cylinder Crankcase Production Line HELLER system solutions: a long line of success. Development and implementation of

HELLER system solutions:

a long line of success.

Development and implementation of the manufacturing line for the machining of the D20 crankcase was only one aspect of the successful system partnership between Gebr. HELLER Maschinenfabrik GmbH and MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG in Nuremberg. HELLER also took on overall responsibility for the planning and commissioning of manufacturing lines for further key components of the 6-cylinder engine generation.

Meanwhile, the complete machining of the cylinder head is performed on HELLER machines. The manu- facturing line comprises ten machining centers model MCP-H 400, four HCS 400 head changers and a flexible transfer system. The latest generation of HELLER’s internal milling machines is employed for

crankshaft machining. The machines of the RFK 400 (300) range provide excellent quality in the machining of mains and pins.

MAN was more than satisfied with the outcome of the partnership with HELLER. On 12 May 2005, CEO Berndt Heller and HELLER’s director of sales and engineering, Manfred Maier, received the prestigious “Trucknology Supplier 2004” award in Munich. The prize is subject to a strict selection procedure and is awarded to the ten best of the 1000 MAN suppliers. The success of the D20 project once more underlines HELLER’s outstanding position as supplier for the truck powertrain production.

Subject to alteration. MAN Nuremberg/GB-08/05

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