Chain wheel

The forged, machined and nitrided part is a chain wheel in a valve drive system. It replaces a sintered part which was actually developed for this application but shortly before SOP needed to be replaced by a forged part due to strength considerations.

 

Technical specifications

Application Area Engine, valve train
Material Case-hardening steel
Porduction process Gear manufactured, hot forged, machined ready for assembly, plasma nitrided
Characteristics Replaces sintered part