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Undercarriages

Undercarriages


thyssenkrupp supplies manufacturers and operators of chain-driven construction machinery with a complete range of high-quality undercarriage systems and components. These include: caterpillar track chains, rollers, carrier rollers, idlers, drive sprockets and track shoes.

In addition, we also develop and produce complete undercarriages upon customer request. These “Complete Track Systems (CTS)” are used e.g. in crushers, recycling plants, road pavers, special drilling machines and combined harvesters.

The pole position in the market for undercarriage components is the result of intensive research activities, combined with outstandingly passionate commitment in all company activities, from the draft stage to production, including the provision of direct assistance to the customer. Using this approach, we can guarantee you the best cost/benefit ratio on the market for undercarriage parts, and direct the focus to customer requests and solutions.

This customer-oriented procedure aims to differentiate your company in your market, and thus generate high added value.

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What makes us special

Research and development

R&D

thyssenkrupp is one of the largest manufacturers in the world of undercarriages and undercarriage components for chain-driven earthmoving machines. The high quality of the products is based on intensive research and development, and more than 90 years of experience.

Among other things, our specialists are researching the fracture mechanics of undercarriage components. Only in this way can our products satisfy the highest requirements. State-of-the-art test equipment ensures that the four production facilities in northern Italy use only materials that can ensure high quality and reliability.

  • An electron microscope with up to 500,000-fold magnification, for example, can
    detect material inclusions and contamination.
  • The chemical composition of an alloy is analyzed here using X-rays and
    a spectrophotometer.
  • In addition, materials and components are tested in a climate chamber at extreme
    temperatures of -70°C and up to +200°C, meaning that the toughest operating conditions can be
    checked.
  • Potential indications of stress and deformation are detected using the Finite Elements
    Method, well in advance of field testing.

thyssenkrupp also takes innovative directions when developing new products. The costly manufacture of metal prototypes is being replaced by rapid prototyping technology. Here, 3D models of the pre-production designs are created from layered paper in next to no time.

These development and testing stages allow thyssenkrupp to ensure that new applications can be more effectively and more rapidly positioned on the market.

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