Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano brands disclose innovations for agricultural market

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Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment, with its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, will exhibit its innovative products for all types of agricultural machinery applications, such as Shifting Solutions, torque-hub planetary drives, CVT and axles at Agritechnica, Hanover, Germany, on November 8-14.

The attention will be focused also on the synergies with Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco, leaders in surface solutions improving the mechanical features of the components, to show the expanded possibilities enabled by these partnerships.

The transmission concepts on show at Agritechnica demonstrate how Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment products help OEMs in the agricultural sector, in terms of efficiency, durability and high-performance. The main OEMs producing tractors of the premium sector integrate Oerlikon Graziano’s Shifting Solutions in their DCT transmissions, and in general, the customers can choose from a wide-range of products available, from synchronizers to powershift clutches.

A special area will show the benefits that come from the partnership between Oerlikon Graziano, Oerlikon Metco and Oerlikon Balzers, three brands under the Oerlikon umbrella. Oerlikon Metco’s friction systems solutions are recognized for the exceptional features and benefits that they bring to carbon coated synchronizer rings: tight tolerances, lightweight, high strength and excellent wear resistance.

The carbon friction material on steel synchronizer rings provides superior friction behavior and a constant friction coefficient over lifetime, resulting in a high level of shift comfort in manual transmissions.

On show, there will be differential housings and bevel sets coated with Balinit C, a special treatment used to improve the mechanical features of the components. Delivering significantly improved wear resistance and durable efficiency, this coating is an unmatched combination of high hardness together with low friction. It reduces the danger of seizures and pitting wear and the low friction contributes to overall system efficiency, making it the perfect treatment for Oerlikon Graziano products.

Oerlikon Fairfield will present its new family of hydrostatic drives named Champion Series. Specifically designed for the needs of modern spray tractors, the range offers flexibility to accommodate to varying machine weights, speeds, tire offsets and braking performance, covering machine capacities from 600 to 1600 gallons.

November 6, 2015

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