PRODUCTION

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AT HOME IN THE WORLD OF MOBILITY

Automobile manufacturers around the world place their trust in the excellence of our products and our reliability as a supplier. For this reason, it was always clear to us that we must maintain direct control of our production to a high degree and work with a high level of vertical integration.

We continually invest in keeping our machine park at the cutting edge of technology to ensure greatest possible efficiency. We focus tightly on the opportunities offered by the vertical networking strategies and horizontal integration concepts of Industry 4.0. Nevertheless, it is the perfect interaction between people, machines, and software, our engineering expertise, automation and the diligence of our employees, that combine with sophisticated quality management to ensure absolute precision in the production of our end products.

GERMANY

KIPP Gmbh & Co KG

Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. 19

72172 Sulz am Neckar

Germany

HUNGARY

KIPP Car Comfort Systems Hungary Kft.

Bányatelep 14

2084 Pilisszentiván

Hungary

MEXICO

KIPP Automotive México, S. de R.L. de C.V.

Av. Santiago Poniente No. 116

Parque Industrial Colinas

78423 San Luis Potosí

Mexico

QUALITY KNOWS NO LIMITS

The phases from start-up production to serial manufacturing maturity, including our own validation and material testing procedures, is concentrated at our headquarters in southern Germany. We have established additional capacities for product assembly at our plant in Hungary. Further production facilities have been set up in Mexico to enable us to serve markets abroad with reduced logistics overheads.

We work with identical machines and tools at all our company sites to ensure the same binding quality and sustainability standards wherever KIPP CCS products are made. This simultaneously enables us to assure the extreme flexibility and speed and the product excellence for which we are known in our markets.

STATE-OF-THE-ART MANUFACTURING

Our state-of-the-art machine park enables a broad spectrum of manufacturing options: Toolmaking, jig and fixture construction, prototyping, milling and turning, injection molding, and assembly.

This means that we maintain direct and complete control over all essential steps of the production process. The value of this is proven not least in the product development process, as it allows us to realize and implement constructional modifications much faster.

Injection molding shop

3-shift operations on fully-automated systems built in 2013 or later.

All machines are equipped with Multilift V robotic systems and smart, flexible material feed for maximum system efficiency. Automated materials-handling technology for the production of precise quantities and sorting of finished components.

Digital connectivity between all machines via the Arburg Host Computer System (ALS), which provides current machine data with a single click.

Technical details:
  • Arburg machines with Selogica direct control for efficient processes
  • Variable clamping force range from 350 - 3.200 kN
  • Burr-free overmoulding of inserts
  • Thermoplastics with different fillers and additives
  • Processing temperature up to 450 ° C
Machining

Mainly for machining aluminum, extruded aluminum profiles and die-cast zinc blanks.

Broad spectrum, ranging from simple components to complex 5-axis machining. Backup of all necessary programming strategies for ensuring efficient process times in our CAD/CAM department, in which the 3D constructions and individual processing programs are created for each machine.

In serial production: 8 Chiron Mill 2000 High Speed and Mill 3000 High Speed series machining centers. Hydraulic clamping mechanism for secure clamping and short idle times. Spindle-integrated cutting force monitor and laser-sensor monitored tool checking for constant determination of tool wear or breakage.

In sample component, micro-batch and small-batch production: Hermle UWF 1202 H, Kunzmann WF 600 MC and CNC turning lathe. The Müga XP4-42 is provisioned by a short bar loader. Machining takes place with a main and an opposed spindle with powered tools.

Technical details:
  • Cutting of aluminum extruded profiles by a fully automatic saw saw Pressta Eisele Profilma 600 R
  • Fully automatic material feed via a loading magazine
  • Long goods loading magazine for bar processing up to 6.000mm
  • Travel in X up to 3000mm, in Y up to 610mm, in Z up to 630mm
  • Automatic 24- to 40-fold tool changer
  • Infrared / radio probe
  • Hydraulic workpiece clamping with up to 3 clamping circuits controlled by clamping logic or machining program
  • Siemens 840D Solution Line Control
Assembly

Use of custom jig and fixture solutions constructed by in-house resources management for aggregate assembly. Realization of assembly processes for small, medium, and large scale production on automated assembly systems, depending on requirements.

Technologies such as force/stroke monitoring, electronic servo-presses, fully-automated final checking systems, continuous process function checking and documentation are integrated in all processes.

Further details:
  • Innovative mixing and dosing systems for gluing and sealing with 2K and 1K adhesive systems
  • Partially automated robotic system KUKA with system connection to fully automated circulation rack for space-saving storage technology
  • Final inspection systems using camera and sensor technology that automatically detect components and colors and carry out object checks