Actualités sur GKN Walterscheid GmbH

15.12.2018 - Prüfkoffer - Walterscheid mit neuem Service für Werkstätten

New Set with Test gauges for hitches to easily
determine wear and tear of hitches

The new set includes a full assortment of test gauges and tools for the analysis of wear on agricultural hitch systems

In the context of general inspections, it becomes more and more important to correctly analyse wear conditions of hitches, ball systems, power steering systems, coupling eyes and calottes. Many workshops and specialists already offer corresponding services ahead of inspections.

Prüfkoffer

Especially for this kind of application, Walterscheid now offers a new set with test gauges. It includes a complete assortment of test gauges and tools for wear determination on agricultural hitch systems. Among the tools we offer are special tool for groove nuts, test calottes and test gauges for power steering systems, Piton-fix hitch systems, bolt clutches, ball couplings and calottes. A comprehensive handbook is enclosed, containing information about wear limits and calibration for internal monitoring, and special lighting.

„Participants of our training programs at testing agencies like TÜV and Dekra, at OEMs and businesses have expressed the need for a complete set to determine hitch systems“, says Manfred Ifland, branch manager of Hitch Systems at GKN.

Our new set with test gauges is now available through our specialised retailers and can be ordered with the order no. 8005546.

For more information, visit Set - Test Gauges for Hitches in our product finder.




15.12.2018 - GKN Walterscheid stellt neue Prüfkalotte vor

Fast simulation of hitch mechanisms for checking chain guides

 

New service tool for exact condition monitoring of chain guides

In the last years, ball couplings 80 have been on the rise in the tractor market. This fact poses a challenge for the inspection of hitch mechanisms, e.g. in the mandatory yearly general inspections („Hauptuntersuchung“). Presenting tractors with assembled hitch mechanism, but without any coupled implement or trailers with ball system, is common practice.

Determining the exact condition of the chain guide plays a crucial role - it constitutes the central locking device for the connection between tractor and trailer. A safe condition monitoring of a chain guide on a ball80 proves impossible without a coupled calotte. A new chain guide, who would be required for comparison with the existing one, is often not available to the inspector due to the variety of available models.

Test calotte facilitates easy inspection

Designed specifically for this purpose, GKN Walterscheid now offers its new test calotte PK80. It is built for use on all current ball80 systems. Due to its semi-open design, it can even be assembled on a locked chain guide. After preset the clearance specified by the manufacturer, the chain guide should be moved vertically to determine whether the adjustment range on the adjustment screw still suffices.

If this is not the case, the chain guide has reached its wear limit and must be replaced. Wear and tear on the adjust pin mount can also be checked easily as well as chain guide deformations.Prüfkalotte PK80

„Inspectors have always wished for a professional way to check existing hitches on tractors. Many employees of testing agencies like TÜV or Dekra who attended our training courses have called our attention to this“, says Maik Lehmann, instructor for tractor attachment systems at GKN Walterscheid.

As an interested workshop, expert or testing agency, you can find more information about our new test calotte here.

Our new test calotte is available now through our retailers (Order no. 8005483)

Editorial note:
As the global market leader, GKN Walterscheid is a landmark for highest quality and innovation in developing and manufacturing premium driveline and coupling systems for tractors, agricultural and construction vehicles. GKN Walterscheid is a member of the GKN family.

Your press contact person:
Michael Harant
Marketing Manager
GKN Walterscheid GmbH
Hauptstraße 150, 53797 Lohmar

Telefon +49 2246 123351
Mobil +49 173 2803527
E-Mail michael.harant@gkn.com


 

15.12.2018 - Walterscheid ULTRA.PLUS System

ULTRA.PLUS System: Only the very best of everything

Kugelaustauschservice

With the ULTRA.PLUS System, Walterscheid redefines driveshaft quality and performance. The individual components, all of which were optimised for maximum functionality, add up to be the best Walterscheid driveshaft ever: highest efficiency, highest service life and unbeatable user-friendliness.


New standards in terms of quality and performance of drive shafts - the Walterscheid ULTRA.PLUS System

  • New universal joint
  • New drive shaft guard design
  • New premium guard cone
  • New wide-angle technology
  • New clutch technology
  • Innovative lubrication system for profile tubes

In agricultural operations, transmission of power via drive shafts continues to be one of the most important and efficient drive concepts. Walterscheid produced its first agricultural drive shaft at the beginning of the 1950s, and thanks to innovative developments, quickly achieved a global reputation as a leading supplier and easy recognition of its yellow coloured driveshafts. Over 65 years later, GKN Walterscheid engineers now fundamentally advanced the “yellow drive shaft”, thus achieving new levels of performance, safety and functionality. For this purpose, all major functional areas and components of the drive shaft were completely re-engineered. This process resulted in the new ULTRA.PLUS system that can be utilised in almost all Walterscheid driveshaft products.


“More than 100 newly developed or re-engineered components will be installed in our Walterscheid driveshafts in the future. The sum of numerous detailed developments provides for a markedly improved overall performance”, reports Wolfgang Adamek, responsible Head of Construction and Development for the new ULTRA.PLUS system. “In addition, we can offer an optimally customised drive shaft for each and every application – and this is not only true with regard to the growing requirements of agricultural equipment manufacturers. With the ULTRA.PLUS system, also the end customer will find the drive shaft which is optimally adapted to his operation”, says Adamek. The ULTRA.PLUS system will be stepwise introduced for all series starting in mid-October 2017.


Innovative universal joints

The new universal joints are one example of technological enhancements which will be applied in Walterscheid driveshafts in the future. The combination of the proven turquoise multi-lip seal, precision manufacturing and innovative lubricants ensure marked progress. The ULTRA.PLUS system now offers a doubling of the joint’s service life, and a clear increase in operating reliability, whilst maintenance efforts and wear are considerably reduced. In addition, environmental friendliness is improved, not in the least due to the markedly reduced loss of lubricant. Thanks to the proven cap bottom lubrication, greasing has also become significantly easier.



New drive shaft guard concept

For the new profiled guard tube with the “ST” labelling, both protective halves are connected in such a way as to make one holding chain obsolete. In combination with complete protection, no holding chain is required. Easy handling, reduced wear, stability, and compatibility with today’s SD/SC safety guards provide convincing arguments for the new guard concept. This also includes the new Walterscheid Premium Guard Cones which considerably simplify mounting/dismounting and maintenance of drive shafts and clutches. The implement guard cones are manufactured from high-quality materials, can be opened and removed in a few quick steps and offer an automatic 360° single click locking. These Premium Guard Cones have low requirements with regards to available space and feature a universal hole pattern for almost all applications.



New wide-angle technology

The new compact 50° wide-angle joint P450 is the ideal supplement to the proven Walterscheid wide angle joints. It was specifically designed for wide constant-angle applications, and can be used for all applications with a 50-degree maximum shaft angle. With its innovative centring system, the P450 joint is well suited for high speeds, rotates smoothly and is zero-maintenance thanks to the fully sealed centring unit. it can be combined with standard joints, wide-angle joints as well as overload and overrunning clutches to cover a wide range of applications.



New clutch technology

With the newly developed friction clutches K90TF and K90/4TF, local agricultural machinery businesses can now also take care of maintaining and adjusting the clutches, thus extending the service life of remaining friction linings. In addition to secure venting and easy maintenance thanks to the simple exchange of linings, the characteristics of the new diaphragm springs of these clutches automatically compensate for wear in the lining, thus ensuring an excellent constancy of torque and high operating reliability. Thanks to an optimised bearing concept, the new cam-type cut-out clutch K68/EK68 achieves significantly quieter running. The lubricant volume has been increased and the seal improved. As a consequence, this model’s strength are a markedly reduced maintenance effort, reduced risk of dirt accumulation, and lower grease losses as well as a significant increase of service life and operating reliability. With the newly developed friction clutches K90TF and K90/4TF, local agricultural machinery businesses can now also take care of maintaining and adjusting the clutches, thus extending the service life of remaining friction linings. In addition to secure venting and easy maintenance thanks to the simple exchange of linings, the characteristics of the new diaphragm springs of these clutches automatically compensate for wear in the lining, thus ensuring an excellent constancy of torque and high operating reliability. Thanks to an optimised bearing concept, the new cam-type cut-out clutch K68/EK68 achieves significantly quieter running. The lubricant volume has been increased and the seal improved. As a consequence, this model’s strength are a markedly reduced maintenance effort, reduced risk of dirt accumulation, and lower grease losses as well as a significant increase of service life and operating reliability.



Innovative lubrication system for profile tubes

As an option, the proven Walterscheid profile tubes can be equipped with the new lubrication system for profile tubes with immediate effect. Good accessibility of the grease nipple, homogeneous grease distribution via only one grease nipple as well as secure lubrication regardless of length and position do not only ensure a longer service life and higher performance but also provide for easier handling




 

15.12.2018 - Neuer Oberlenker zur Saison 2017

New top link for the 2017 season

hydraulic toplink

GKN Walterscheid presents a new top link with special functions for the 2017 season. With this new hydraulic top link, GKN Walterscheid provides answers to the continuously growing demands on agricultural technology such as higher power requirements, increased efficiency, safety and reliability, as well as longer service life and more comfort at the workplace.

The new GKN Walterscheid hydraulic top link with integrated shock absorber provides markedly higher driving comfort and safety. For this purpose, GKN Walterscheid engineers developed an innovative shock absorber mechanism which is directly integrated into the hydraulic cylinder and hence does not require any additional space. During operation, the new hydraulic top link allows for considerable extra comfort. The desired absorption rate can be adjusted to individual tractor-implement combinations by professional workshops.

he new hydraulic top links with shock absorber are compatible and interchangeable with existing standard top links. They can be installed without additional components. In comparison to standard hydraulic top links, the installation does not require any special parts or additional space. The concept allows for a secure operating position without continuous actuation of the check valve. Impact loads caused by “bouncing implements” are isolated from the tractor. This results in a markedly improved driving performance due to optimised ground contact of the front axle. As a consequence, safety is improved in all driving situations, there is more grip, and on the whole, productivity is increased. In addition to improved driving comfort, practical experiences also give evidence of clearly reduced wear of components. The new hydraulic top link will be available in all usual sizes via the GKN specialist trade shortly.


Here you can find the new hydraulic toplink
with spare parts and additional information


 

15.12.2018 - Kugelaustausch-Service

Neuer Austauschservice für Walterscheid Anhängetechnik mit Kugel 80


Der Austausch einer verschlissenen Kugel 80 bietet einen Kostenvorteil von bis zu 50% im Vergleich zum Neukauf einer Komplettkupplung.
GKN Walterscheid bietet ab sofort diesen Kugel 80 Austausch als  Rund-um-Sorglos Paket an.

Nach entsprechender Eignungsprüfung erfolgt der Austausch der Kugel 80 innerhalb von max. 2 Werktagen zum Festpreis von netto 550,- € zzgl. ges. MwSt. incl. Montage der neuen Kugel, Niederhalter, Abdeckkappe, Schaumstoffring, Austauschprotokoll, sowie Abholung vor Ort und Rückversand innerhalb Deutschlands.

Dieser fachgerechte Service wird durch die GKN Service International GmbH, Niederlassung Dingelstädt, Fachbereich Anhängetechnik, durchgeführt.
Sie möchten unseren neuen Service nutzen? Dann finden Sie hier unser

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Bei Fragen rund um die Anhängetechnik steht Ihnen unser Kompetenzzentrum in Dingelstädt unter +49 36075 57 326 gerne zur Verfügung.




15.12.2018 - Schulungsprogramm Anhängetechnik

Ein Schulungsprogramm „wider den Verschleiß“

Schulungsprogramm

Rechtzeitig vor Beginn der Feldarbeits-Saison, bietet GKN Walterscheid jetzt ein neues Schulungsprogramm an, bei dem die Teilnehmer einen kompakten Überblick zu den technologischen Entwicklungen im Bereich der Anhängetechnik erhalten.

Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt stellt zudem die richtige Auswahl der passenden Anhängesysteme in der Land- und Forstwirtschaft sowie im Nutzfahrzeugbereich dar.


Verschleiß rechtzeitig erkennen

In der zweitägigen Schulung, die von erfahrenen Trainern durchgeführt wird, erhalten die Teilnehmer Entscheidungshilfen und Auswahlkriterien zur richtigen Produktauswahl. Aktuelle Neuentwicklungen werden vorgestellt und deren Einsatzgebiete und etwaige Problemstellungen erläutert. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auch beim rechtzeitigen Erkennen von Verschleiß, Schwachstellen, Fehlanwendungen und der daraus resultierenden Gefahren. Hierzu wird ein eigens angefertigtes Verschleiß-Rack zum Einsatz kommen, um Abnutzungen an der Anhängetechnik anschaulich für jedermann sichtbar und überprüfbar darzustellen.

Die Schulungen werden bei der GKN Service International GmbH, Niederlassung Dingelstädt, Fachbereich Anhängetechnik, durchgeführt. Von Januar beginnend, finden jeden Monat spezielle Workshops statt. Bei Fragen zu Inhalten oder Terminen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an petra.aschenbach(@)gkn.com, Telefon +49 36075 57322

Praxiserfahrungen zeigen neben diesem verbesserten Fahrkomfort auch einen deutlich geringeren Verschleiß von Bauteilen. Der neue hydraulische Oberlenker ist in Kürze in allen gängigen Größen über den GKN Fachhandel erhältlich.


 

15.12.2018 - Die neue "Schwarze Kugel"

NOUVEAUTE : La „rotule noire“ de GKN Walterscheid


Pour les domaines d’application particulièrement éprouvants, comme par exemple le travail du sol, GKN Walterscheid propose maintenant une nouvelle rotule haute performance. Elle se caractérise par des exigences extrêmement hautes imposées aux matériaux et au processus de fabrication et elle assure par conséquent un maximum de sécurité et une durée de vie plus longue dans la pratique courante – même dans des conditions opérationnelles particulièrement difficiles. Pour la production de la nouvelle rotule appelée „rotule noire » de GKN Walterscheid, on n’utilise que des matériaux de qualité particulièrement haute. Pour ce faire, on utilise comme matière de base un acier allié au chrome pour paliers à rouleaux. Cet acier est amélioré par un traitement thermique parfaitement adapté et protégé contre la rouille par un vernissage cathodique par immersion. Au cours de ce procédé de fabrication, le revêtement de haute qualité prend une couleur typiquement noire. Cette rotule est disponible dès à présent chez votre revendeur GKN Walterscheid. Vous trouverez ici des informations techniques concernant la „rotule noire“.

15.12.2018 - GKN Belegschaft zeigt „goldene Herzen“

GKN Belegschaft zeigt „goldene Herzen“

Hearts of Gold

Im Rahmen des weltweiten GKN Projektes „Hearts of Gold“ sammelten auch im letzten Jahr Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter von GKN Walterscheid Spendengelder in verschiedenen Aktionen – darunter beispielsweise eine interne Pfandflaschen-Sammelaktion, einem Flohmarkt und dem Erlös aus dem schon traditionellen Familienfest im Sommer.

Insgesamt profitierten im letzten Jahr 14 soziale Einrichtungen und Organisationen von dieser Spendenaktion, die sich über Beiträge zwischen 500 und 10.000 Euro freuen konnten.
Bei einem Empfang überreichten die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter sowie das Management von GKN Walterscheid symbolisch Schecks an die Vertreter der gemeinnützigen Einrichtungen. Seit der Gründung der Aktion im Jahr 2007 sind insgesamt schon mehr als 466.000 Euro gespendet worden.
Darüber hinaus unterstützen Management und Belegschaft bereits seit 2008 tatkräftig das Kinderdorf Hollenberg in Lohmar.
Bei diesen Aktivitäten geht es nicht nur um finanzielle Unterstützung sondern auch um praktische Hilfe, zum Beispiel bei der Renovierung und Sanierung von Räumen sowie der Anlage von Spielplätzen.

Praxiserfahrungen zeigen neben diesem verbesserten Fahrkomfort auch einen deutlich geringeren Verschleiß von Bauteilen. Der neue hydraulische Oberlenker ist in Kürze in allen gängigen Größen über den GKN Fachhandel erhältlich.


 

15.12.2018 - Heavy Duty Anhängeböcke

Disponible dès maintenant : Supports d'attelage Heavy Duty pour les séries John Deere

GKN Walterscheid propose désormais la toute dernière génération de supports d'attelage Heavy Duty pour les toutes dernières séries de tracteurs John Deere. Les supports d'attelage ont été développés pour l'utilisation extrême et disposent par exemple d'une charge au point d'attelage allant jusqu'à 4 000 kg. En outre, ils répondent aux toutes dernières normes sur les arbres articulés ISO 500-1. Ils sont déjà équipés des deux côtés en usine pour les directions forcées de sorte que celles-ci peuvent être rajoutées à tout moment.

La rotule 80 dispose d'un support inférieur forgé et réglable sans outil ainsi qu'un système de logement forgé avec fonction de centrage. L'angle de mouvement du support inférieur Walterscheid est de 36° à la verticale. Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur les nouveaux supports d'attelage et les accessoires correspondants sur le site www.walterscheid-coupler.de. En indiquant le nom du tracteur de série, vous trouverez ici tous les composants disponibles en matière de technique d'attelage.

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