The latest production methods for optimum quality
Our customers expect our machines to operate faultlessly and be completely reliable. To achieve this, we apply the highest quality standards applicable to the manufacture of agricultural machines – our own. The whole production process is monitored by our internal quality management team.
It is easy to see why we offer such high quality. After all, we have the most advanced production line for silage trailers in the world, a unique parts painting system ensuring the highest quality of finish, the latest in laser cutting machines for high precision in sheet metal work where finished products are sent straight to warehouse and a new hardening facility for wearing parts.
„Quality pays for itself“
We know what we will be measured on.
In order to further develop its product ranges, Pöttinger is constantly investing money in Research & Development and expanding its own test centre at the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIZ), the cornerstone of its quality assurance system. Here, we test the serviceability of our machines in realistic operational conditions so we can offer our customers the best possible products.
Formula 1 style test rigs
The test centre uses test facilities similar to those used in motor sport, although Pöttinger focuses more on operational stability than driving dynamics. The centre includes test facilities such as the 4 poster which simulates road haulage, a multi axial test bench with a load capacity of 4,500kg, an environmental chamber and a test rig for gears and electrical components. The 4 poster enables the entire life cycle of each Pöttinger machine to be simulated in fast motion. This allows a timing saving of 75% compared with field testing.
PÖTTINGER coating line technology incorporates cataphoretic dip priming and powder coating. Both these processes involve environmentally-friendly painting methods. No solvent is used in the mixing and application of the coatings.
Powder-coated paintwork has proven to be flexible and durable in the field. Neither sudden impact nor distortion will cause cracks to form once the machinery is in operation.
Advantages of CDP
Compared to other painting processes - the advantages of this method need to be especially highlighted:
- Excellent corrosion protection
- Uniform layer composition
- All cavities are accessed without exception
- Environmentally-friendly process thanks to very low solvent usage