PTC Driv­e­lines to en­ter com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle space

Auto components India - - CONTENTS - Story by: Ramya Srini­vasan

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

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