Electric & Hybrid Vehicle E-Motor Components
Making e-mobility a reality hinges on manufacturers’ continually increasing efficiency and performance—better torque, better range, a smoother ride—while lowering costs. But electric car companies face increasing materials price volatility and supply-chain issues, while simultaneously feeling increasing pressure to supply more vehicles more quickly at a lower cost. OEMS and automakers need to remain nimble to thrive amid this shift. The way to achieve this is to work with a proven supplier, one who can help you build a powertrain that will squeeze more miles out of existing battery and motor technology while giving a smoother ride.
Systrand has a decades-long track record for precision machining, and a reputation for producing precision gears and shafts to ever tighter tolerances with ever lower NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) signatures.
Designing for Electric & Hybrid Vehicle and E-Motor Manufacturability
Since 1982, Systrand has specialized in high-volume precision machining for the automotive industry. Over the course of the last 40 years we’ve seen high-performance gears and gear testing become increasingly important to the automotive industry. We’ve embraced that, so that we can assist manufacturers who want to take their designs further. Systrand doesn’t just manufacture a part to match a spec. We’re eager to work with OEMs to improve their design for manufacturability, producing a better, more reliable part at a lower total cost.
In this regard, Systrand is uniquely suited to help hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV/EV) automakers and electric motor manufacturers. We were among the first U.S. organizations to supply high-precision gears for hybrid and electric vehicles. Today, we have more than one million EV components in the field, and experience manufacturing every machined component held in the stator and rotor housing.
Systrand is especially invested in meeting and exceeding NVH standards and requirements. We have the tools and processes in place to ensure that our electric motor and powertrain components perform to these high standards. That includes an advanced 100% noise signature analysis on all NVH critical components. This process is capable of isolating “ghost order” noise and other extremely subtle sources of unwanted vibration and mechanical energy—something unique among EV part suppliers.
Meeting and exceeding OEM expectations means continuous investment and reinvestment in the equipment, capacity, and talent that make quality central to our operation. This has included advanced data collection units, hard- and electronic gauging, Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Centers, and performance-enhancing Zeiss CMMs. We continuously harness the data we gather, developing trend analysis that our internal engineering team can then use to perpetually improve our processes and products.
Our Commitment to Quality
“Quality” isn’t just something for the Quality Department to worry about. It’s a commitment threaded through every office and workstation. At Systrand, we are a tier 1 supplier with IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 certifications. Our quality systems, processes, and entire organization are committed to ensuring quality for our customers.
Over four decades, we’ve invested and reinvested in the tools and talent that are vital to our customers’ success. That includes a world class operating system of monitored performance and a structured approach to problem solving proven to ensure reliable manufacturing.
These are metrics/results driven systems, built on Lean Manufacturing principles and Six Sigma methodology, and take into account activity-based costing and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) while maintaining low- to zero PPM. Those systems form a foundation from which we can pursue continuous improvements and cost savings for our customers.