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Grafic eCC
Pierburg
Air conditioning components specifically for electric vehicles
In vehicles with a conventional internal combustion engine, the a/c compressor is usually driven via a pulley and the V-belt but in electric vehicles, this mechanism is not available. Here, the a/c compressor is driven by an electric motor that is integrated into the vehicle's high-voltage network. Pierburg GmbH has therefore developed an a/c compressor (eCC) that incorporates the supplier's many years of experience in the field of mechatronic components.
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Grafic LiteKS Piston
Rheinmetall Automotive books business in China
Lightweight pistons for leading international carmaker
With a lifetime volume totaling more than €200 million, Shanghai, China-based Kolbenschmidt Huayu Piston Co. Ltd. (KSHP) (belonging to Rheinmetall Automotive AG) has received an order from one of the world's biggest car producers. The order is for modern lightweight pistons for gasoline engines with ring carrier and coolant gallery technology.
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Joint News Release
Pierburg, Swoboda, BASF and GM develop the first all-plastic fuel vapor pump assembly in serial production

WYANDOTTE, MI, Nov 11 2019 Pierburg (Rheinmetall Automotive), Swoboda, BASF and General Motors (GM) have developed the first all-plastic fuel vapor pump assembly in serial production.  It is currently produced at Pierburg’s facility in Fountain Inn, South Carolina and placed on the 2019 Cadillac XT4. The assembly is mounted on the engine and directly transfers evaporated fuel emissions from the...

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Grafic bearing ks p180
KS Kolbenschmidt
New maintenance-free plain bearing KS P180 for undiminished drive comfort
The trend toward SUVs continues unabated while at the same time the electrification of the powertrain is progressing. Both factors drive the vehicle weight upwards, which also increases the loads on the plain bearings in the chassis and car exterior. In the interior, on the other hand, electrification poses a completely different challenge: virtually noiseless electric driving places higher NVH requirements on shock absorbers, valves, actuators and the countless bearing points in the interior. Their silent operation is important to the perceived comfort of the occupants. Especially for these applications, KS Gleitlager GmbH now offers a new maintenance-free plain bearing KS P180. By reducing the stick-slip effects, it lowers noise and also has an increased load-bearing capacity under edge-wear conditions.
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Additive Manufacturing at formnext
Solidteq presenting solutions for metallic 3D printing
The Frankfurt trade fair formnext is taking place this year from November 18 to 22. It focuses on additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent industrial production. Solidteq GmbH, expert in 3D printing in metal and start-up of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, will be presenting solutions for 3D printing with metallic materials in Hall 12.0, Stand B 92. The main emphasis will lie on general mechanical and plant engineering, special plant and equipment, tooling manufacturers and product development offices, as well as the automotive industry and its related sectors.
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Stand - KS Gleitlager and Motorservice Germany Agritechnica
KS Gleitlager and Motorservice Germany
Agritechnica: Tailor-made plain bearings for industry
Agritechnica, one of the leading trade fairs for agricultural machinery, will take place on November 10 to 16 in Hannover. In Hall 15 Stand E43, MS Motorservice Deutschland GmbH will be exhibiting together with its affiliated company KS Gleitlager GmbH. Both belong to Rheinmetall Automotive AG.
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Graphic Electric vacuum pump 40 - EVP40
Pierburg
Electric vacuum pump offering a multitude of options
Pierburg has been developing vacuum pumps for brake boosters for decades. With the current EVP40 model, the supplier is offering an electric option that operates on-demand and sets high standards in terms of robustness, temperature resistance and noise. It can be used in hybrids and electric vehicles as well as in vehicles with conventional drivelines. Analogous to the millions of mechanical vacuum pumps around the world, the company also produces the EVP 40 electric vacuum pump. Production facilities are the Pierburg plant in Hartha, Germany, and the Pierburg Huayu Pump Technology (PHP) joint venture in Shanghai, China.
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H1/2019 report
Rheinmetall Automotive with robust performance in weak market environment
In the first half of 2019, Rheinmetall Automotive AG though again outperforming the international auto sector, failed to escape the downturn in global demand. The number of Light Vehicles produced worldwide (vehicles under 6 tons) declined by 6.7 percent in the first half of 2019. Rheinmetall Automotive posted sales of €1,441 million, down €50 million or 3.4 percent from €1,491 million a year earlier, a decline well less than industry's overall fall in production. Adjusted for currency effects, sales shrank by 4 percent.
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Grafic door actuator
New actuator for automated operation of side doors
The automated actuation of tailgates is meanwhile now widespread and can be found not only in luxury-class vehicles, but also in the compact class. As far as the side doors of vehicles are concerned, opening and closing are still largely manual. However, the first concepts for electrical assistance in the opening and closing functions are already fit for series production.
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Regional disruption of production due to malware at Rheinmetall Automotive

The IT infrastructure of Rheinmetall Automotive plants in Brazil, Mexico and the USA has been affected by malware attacks since late on the evening of 24 September 2019. As a result, normal production processes at these locations are currently experiencing significant disruption.

According to the latest information, the Group’s other IT systems have not been affected.

The Rheinmetall Group is...

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