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MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG Nuremberg: 25% reduction in engine components, 100kg weight reduction – successful product and process development of state-of-the-art 6-cylinder diesel engine

Task Setting

  • Production of 6-cylinder diesel engine with common-rail technology
  • Product and process development (simultaneous engineering)
  • High flexibility and comprehensive engineering know-how

Project scope and solution

  • Four FST transfer systems with four to six machining stations each plus 18 machining centres model MCH 400
  • With overall responsibility for integrating additional machines from other suppliers
  • Component transfer by means of lift-and-carry system or linear loader
  • In-process gauging for continuous quality assurance


  • 25% reduction in engine parts
  • Weight savings of approx. 100kg per engine
  • Compliance with all existing and future emission standards
  • Extension of maintenance intervals to 120,000km
  • 5% reduction in fuel consumption
18 machining centres model MCH 400 in production at MAN

18 machining centres model MCH 400 in production at MAN


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