PTC Drivelines to enter commercial vehicle space
The Chennai-based innovative maintenancefree powertrain components maker, PTC Drivelines, will supply their ‘self-lubricated’ universal joints and ‘self-locked’ bearing cups to commercial vehicles (CV) from 2018. The viscous liquid for self-lubrication will be imported from Germany for higher quality and maintenance-free operation.
The company currently manufactures driveshafts and other powertrain components to off-highway and earthmoving equipment in the mining sector and for diesel locomotives. V Chandramohan, the Managing Director of PTC Drivelines, who has more than 35 years of R&D experience in the field of powertrain systems and components, bringing a wide range of innovative ‘self-lubricated C’ type universal joints and cardan shafts of varied lengths. He said, “These universal joints are user-friendly, designed for sealed and self-locked bearing cups for maintenance-free operation. The raw materials used are made of high quality alloy steel forgings processed at world quality standards for product reliability.”
The company is also planning to heighten the self-locking system of joints by producing Nylon seal in the joints instead of steel which will increase the reliability and make the replacement reusable brand, from November 2017. By doing this the cost will also be reduced to half the amount for manufacturing and consumption. Thus making a Nylon seal in the joints is a cost-effective way both for manufacturers as well as to customers.
Chandramohan said, “PTC Drivelines is exporting its unique “self-lubricated” universal joints and its kits to the US, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Dubai, Argentina, Greece and Russia. The performance and quality of PTC products are widely accepted by OEMs all over the world. Currently, we are supplying 5 different types of drive shafts in various sizes with-end adaptors, slip, center plate, support bearing and non-slip,” he said.
The company has also plans to invest on Special Purpose Machines (SPMs) to increase efficiency, accuracy and quality of its products. SPMs will bring the processes under 1 roof in the shortest possible time. It is also generally used for mass production to enhance the productivity, dependability and the quality of the product. Therefore SPMs will ensure that the products are under responsible scrutiny to fulfill the needs of customers and also to deliver advanced quality products. Currently, PTC supplies 1500 numbers per month in each of universal joints’ sizes to the end users with utmost quality. The company expects a turnover of Rs 3.5 crore in 2017.
PTC Driveline’s Chennai plant
Self Lubricated Universal Joints