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Locating an Automotive Transmission Case to the Engine
An OEM was using a 16mm OD Ground Solid Dowel to locate the transmission to the back of the engine. Specified tolerance for alignment had the components be within 20 microns of alignment. This particular application was more demanding than most due to the weight of the two components to be aligned, and the somewhat erratic method of bringing these components together. The customer used manual guided hoists that result in the possibility of damage to the dowel, and or irregular forces that could cause the components to be misaligned. The customer approached SPIROL for cost-reduction suggestions.