Hilite International, global automotive supplier, improves manufacturing efficiency with CETOL 6σ

Leading Global Automotive Supplier Drives Manufacturing Efficiency Initiative with CETOL 6σ

Hilite International, global automotive supplier, improves manufacturing efficiency with CETOL 6σMCKINNEY, Texas – April 18, 2017 – Leading global automotive supplier, Hilite International, has selected Sigmetrix’ CETOL 6 Sigma tolerance analysis solution as an integral part of its robust design and manufacturing efficiency initiative. This program is part of Hilite’s ongoing commitment to the development and production of cost effective, reliable, and powerful camphaser’s.

“As a leading global automotive supplier we need to ensure product integrity throughout the design process and introduce lasting improvements” remarked Mr. Fatih Dogan, Manager Engineering Engine Systems at Hilite Germany GmbH (Business Unit Engine/Product Engineering & Design). “CETOL 6σ has already proven that it will play an integral part in improving our design robustness and the quality of camphaser’s as well as optimizing our manufacturing goals.  Working with Sigmetrix and TTC3 has been advantageous to our success initiating the enhancements to our quality production program.”

CETOL 6σ is the world’s most powerful tolerance analysis software and was specifically developed to promote manufacturing efficiency and productivity. Designers and engineers use CETOL 6σ to see the impact that tolerance changes will have on their overall assembly.  The cutting-edge technology enables product development teams to optimize their design and manufacturing goals so they can deliver higher quality and more precisely engineered products.

“CETOL 6σ is the dominant solution for variation analysis in the automotive industry,” stated Sigmetrix President and CEO, Chris Wilkes. “We’re excited to be incorporated into Hilite’s quality enhancement program, and we’re proud to be partnering with TTC3 as together we can assist Hilite with the integration of a complete tolerance analysis solution into the design process.”

Hilite has provided a terrific use case for CETOL 6σ,” stated Conrad  Toepfer, Managing Director at TTC3.  “They utilized CETOL 6σ for a tolerance study on the camphaser to simulate the influence of tolerances depending on the sealing situation of the camshaft related to the camphaser, the range between stator and rotor as well as different statements resulting from various measurement techniques within the measuring department or variations that can be projected in a simulated engine environment.  CETOL 6σ provided a clear 3D preview of the camphaser to predict the largest contributors of variation that influence the function of the final assembly.”

The entire Hilite case study is available here.

For more information on CETOL 6σ visit https://www.sigmetrix.com/products/cetol-tolerance-analysis-software/.

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About Sigmetrix
Sigmetrix is a global provider of comprehensive, easy-to-use software solutions that help users achieve robust designs through tolerance analysis and the correct application of GD&T. With over 20 years of research and development, Sigmetrix products eliminate the error between as-designed assemblies and as-produced products. For more information, visit their website at www.sigmetrix.com.

About TTC3
As a partner of manufacturing companies in the automotive, aviation and consumer goods industries, TTC³ offers solutions for the tasks of tolerance management and statistical 2D / 3D tolerance simulation. In this subject, we have successfully established our training and engineering services since 2003 on the market.

About Hilite International
Hilite International is a global supplier of leading automotive system solutions. Its innovative and well-engineered engine, transmission and emission control products are used to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Marktheidenfeld, Germany, Hilite has around 1,370 employees at eight locations in Europe, North America and Asia and generated revenues of around € 389 million in 2013. Around the globe, Hilite is a reliable and close partner to its customers which include the leading international car and truck manufacturers. Its product segments are Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Double Clutch Tran.