Rising to the challenge posed by the production of e-gearboxes requires overcoming a whole set of different technical criteria compared to a conventional combustion engine.

This calls for extensive expertise and state-of-the-art solutions to successfully migrate to e-gearbox production. The opportunity is there for all to see as the sales figures testify.

This article in Gear Solutions by Martin Witzsch and Ralf Dremel provide a guide to preparing your capabilities to be able to thrive in this rapidly growing environment.

The need for the e-gearbox to cope with a high-density and compact installation space means that large tools with standard dimensions of the worm grinding wheel meet their limits. This means tools have to be miniaturized.

The problem is that common grinding worms measuring 300mm in diameter are too large to handle components with interfering components found in e-gearboxes. This is compounded by the fact that previous machinery was not designed for the dynamic requirements regarding tool and work piece drive.

This article makes essential reading as it takes us through a range of solutions depending on application far beyond conventional machine tool manufacturing. They take us through solutions for cars and electric bikes (which has become a rapidly growing market in its own right.), see here.