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Agile and
Hands on

The dedicated team that has earned the trust of the motor manufacturing industry for more than 30 years is now more agile, more flexible and as reliable as ever. We place emphasis on being responsive or, indeed, pro-active as well as uncomplicated, so that our customers’ experience with Catensys is the same as our chain drive systems: smooth and efficient.

Many suppliers have fragmented their efforts with a variety of products but only Catensys stays true only to chain drive systems. This is one of the reasons that, when our customers need the best solutions, that’s exactly what we deliver. We will support your process from the design release engineering stage right up to the after-market.

… from the very start

With the initial information from the customer about the planned project, Catensys delivers short-term system concept proposals based on decades of experience with the aim of meeting essential requirements such as: dynamic performance including sound, vibration and harshness; costs; friction; weight; durability and, of course cost.

After jointly defining the basic concept, the Catensys team creates a concrete system layout and component proposals with the aid of unique predictive engineering tools (e.g. layout optimization using Chain-Drive-Pro, dynamics optimization using Catena, weight optimization using FEA and topology optimization). Our extensive knowledge of the entire engine, especially relating to adjacent systems, helps us to take into account the existing interaction with variable camshaft timers (VCTs), variable valve trains and injection pumps right from the start.

Based on the above, we develop a design verification plan (DVP) together with the customer in order to verify the chain drive system together with the respective motor development stages and to finally validate it and document the joint series release. Catensys provides significant support in this regard by means of outstanding chain system dynamics measurements to further optimize the system dynamics and thereby achieve the essential requirements mentioned above.

… to the end and beyond

Should boundary conditions change, we will support you at short notice during the respective development phase with further suggestions for cost optimization (VA/VE). The development activities are supported by professional project management at all times in order to achieve the following project goals:

  • quality
  • time, and
  • costs.

(This, of course, includes the implementation of the relevant automotive and customer standards, e.g. IATF 16949, APQP.)

Even after the successful start of series production, our globally operating R&D team provides fast and competent support for technical issues, further developments or required changes and/or adjustments.

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