Ga­jra Gears steps into man­u­fac­tur­ing of gears for 9-speed trans­mis­sion

Auto components India - - COVER STORY - Text : Anusha B

Ga­jra Gears, the largest pro­ducer of au­to­mo­tive trans­mis­sion gears in In­dia, has com­menced man­u­fac­tur­ing of gears for 9-speed trans­mis­sion gear­box. The com­pany is cur­rently in­volved in the pro­duc­tion of trans­mis­sion gears, dif­fer­en­tial gears, en­gine gears, au­to­matic trans­mis­sion parts, gear­box as­sem­blies, hous­ings and cast­ings and cut­ting tools. Span­ning the in­dus­try for more than 5 decades, the com­pany looks for­ward to fo­cus its ma­jor chunk of business in re­place­ment mar­ket. The com­pany has been sup­ply­ing 8-speed trans­mis­sion gear box and now to be at par with the tech­nol­ogy evo­lu­tion, it has started pro­duc­ing 9-speed gear box trans­mis­sion. “Ev­ery year we sketch our plans to main­tain our promi­nence in the mar­ket. Our fo­cus area now is to pro­duce 9-speed trans­mis­sion gear­box and the man­u­fac­tur­ing lines are al­ready busy in pro­duc­ing them. The test­ing phase is yet to wave. Once we suc­ceed in this phase, mass pro­duc­tion will com­mence. We plan now to fo­cus on heavy duty ve­hi­cles. Tech­nol­ogy is evolv­ing day by day. The gear­box we man­u­fac­ture should be ro­bust to chal­lenge the rough ter­rains in the coun­try. We are work­ing on the ra­tios and the ge­om­e­try of 9-speed man­ual gear­box to make it fuel ef­fi­cient. It is ex­pected to hit the mar­ket very soon,” a com­pany of­fi­cial said.

Grounded gears ver­sus shaved gears

The com­pany feels that the grounded gears will be the fu­ture for the gear assem­bly. Un­like shaved gears which un­dergo heat treat­ment as the fi­nal pro­ce­dure, grounded gears will un­dergo grind­ing process post heat treat­ment which cuts the ad­di­tional ma­te­ri­als with a di­amond cut­ter to give a shin­ing fin­ish. The gear man­u­fac­turer guar­an­tees the upgra­da­tion of ma­chine tools and re­sources based on the mar­ket re­quire­ments. The us­age of lat­est ma­chin­ery pro­duces gears con­form­ing to DIN stan­dards of ac­cu­racy. The grounded gears en­dorse the OEM qual­ity with the us­age of En353 steel. This ma­te­rial gives the OEM fin­ish to gears and the qual­ity is one-up com­pared to the other gear as­sem­blies avail­able in the af­ter­mar­ket. The grounded gears with­stand press­ing im­pacts more ef­fi­ciently than the shaved gears.

Gear qual­ity

“The ma­jor chal­lenge we face in the re­place­ment mar­ket is the cost as we ad­here to the qual­ity of OEM,” the com­pany of­fi­cial said. The gear assem­bly comes at an af­ford­able price to the cus­tomers but not at a com­pet­i­tive price. There are play­ers who

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