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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 20, 9:18 PM Thread Starter
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See FCA's 9 Speed Automatics Being Assembled...

With how exacting everything seems to be during assembly, it is a wonder that things like this fail sometimes.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 20, 12:40 AM
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I can just see it, in 40 years the restorers are going to be sweating trying to get the blue pin marks at the last station right.

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Being a Toolmaker all my life it's amazing to see all the work that has to go into the tooling for all of this to happen.
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I worked on and designed quite a few of those work stations. Mostly the automatic stations for bearing presses. Guiding the clutch/gear assemblies was pretty challenging. Part of the tooling needs to float and part needs to be fixed when guiding everything into place....

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I worked on and designed quite a few of those work stations. Mostly the automatic stations for bearing presses. Guiding the clutch/gear assemblies was pretty challenging. Part of the tooling needs to float and part needs to be fixed when guiding everything into place....
We must work in the same industry I'm a PLC guy. I've programmed auto stations for engine, transmission, and axle plants. Mostly Ford, but some others too. Never Chrysler, so it was interesting to see how they do things similar, but different.

My "favorite" station to program was the key-up stations that would install the retainers and keys into cylinder heads. The one station had 2 key-up stands. Each with a retainer feeder and key feeder, to orient and blow feed the parts. A robot loaded heads with valves and springs into the stands, and unloaded the keyed up heads. Pretty complex mechanically, and a challenge to program. But it was sweet to watch in action when it was done!

And btw, when I read you work on bearing press stations, the first 2 words that came to my mind.....Tox, and Promess. Hehe
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And btw, when I read you work on bearing press stations, the first 2 words that came to my mind.....Tox, and Promess. Hehe
Yep, used both of them! I was at Thyssen-Krupp working on the 9 speed stuff. We also did the GM/Ford 8 speed.

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Yep, used both of them! I was at Thyssen-Krupp working on the 9 speed stuff. We also did the GM/Ford 8 speed.
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Maybe FCA should apply this build quality to their differentials. lol

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