Honda Factory at Swindon Part 2
Honda in Swindon Manufacturing the 7th Gen Civic & 2nd Gen CRV "Honda Accord" "Accord Owners Club" Accord 8th www.accordownersclub.co.uk Follow us on Twitter @accordownerclub
New BMW 5 Series Sedan Assembly Line
http://www.eurocarnews.com - BMW USA - Body shop: spot welding by robots. Mounting of side sills on body structure. Hot-stamping: Heating, compression molding, quenching. Wedding: Drive unit engine, transmission, axle, Exhaust system is bolted to the body. Final assembly: BMW 5 Series Sedan rolls out of factory.
2013 Honda - 1.6 i-DTEC Engine Production Line
Honda Adds High Performance, Low Emission, Small Diesel Engine to the Civic line-up
The new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is the first engine from Honda's Earth Dreams Technology series to be launched in Europe. The engine will be introduced on the Civic at the beginning of 2013. Combining competitive power (120 PS) and class-leading torque (300 Nm @ 2000 rpm) with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km the new Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC offers impressive fuel economy and performance.
"The key focus of our Earth Dreams Technology philosophy is to balance environmental efficiency with the dynamic performance expected of a Honda," says Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader for all Civic models in Europe including the 1.6-litre i-DTEC. "It is important that our cars are fun to drive."
"This is a new approach from the ground up," Tetsuya Miyake, Project Leader for the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine. "There were no benchmarks for us because those targets would have been too low. We were determined to establish a benchmark of our own that our competitors would have to follow."
"Developing this engine has been all about smart, pure engineering," says Suehiro Hasshi. "Our motivation has been to make many small detail improvements that, together, make a major difference. That is the challenge and the beauty of the Earth Dreams Technology philosophy."
The new 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine has been specifically designed for the European market, to meet growing customer demand for low emission diesel engines. The new engine will be uniquely built for the European market at Honda's European manufacturing facility in Swindon, UK. Demonstrating the importance of this new diesel engine to Honda's sales plans in Europe, a new purpose built diesel engine production line has been installed at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM). This new line is capable of producing up to 500 diesel engines in one day. Operating on a two shift pattern this equates to 1 engine every 138 seconds. The new line will produce both the new 1.6-litre i-DTEC and the existing 2.2-litre i-DTEC engines.
The 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine will also be applied to the new CR-V (also built at HUM) later in 2013, and the Earth Dreams Technology philosophy will be applied to all of Honda's power trains in the future.
The New Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC: The Engine in Detail
Lightest Diesel Engine in its class
Honda's new 1.6-litre i-DTEC is comprised of an aluminium cylinder head joined to an open deck aluminium block. It is the lightest diesel engine in its class, weighing 47kg less than Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine.
All the individual components have been redesigned to minimise their weight and size and advanced production techniques have helped reduce weight even further.
The thickness of the cylinder walls has been reduced to 8mm, compared with 9mm for the 2.2-litre i-DTEC. This is an exceptional achievement for a diesel engine. In addition, lighter pistons and connection rods have been utilised in the 1.6-litre i-DTEC.
Reduced Mechanical Friction
The key target for Honda's development engineers was to reduce the mechanical friction of the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine to the level equivalent of a petrol engine. "All the rotating parts have been carefully optimised to reduce their friction," says Tetsuya Miyake. For example, a shorter and thinner piston skirt has been used. At 1500rpm, the 1.6-litre i-DTEC has around 40% less mechanical friction than the 2.2-litre i-DTEC.
"This not only reduces emissions and improves fuel efficiency; it also improves the engine's response, both on and off the throttle, making the car more fun to drive. We have reduced the mechanical friction of the engine to the level equivalent of an existing petrol engine, which is an outstanding achievement."
The 4th generation Garrett turbocharger used on the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine features an efficient variable-nozzle design and its rotational speed is precisely controlled by the car's electronics, minimising turbo lag and providing an optimal combination of low- to mid-range pull and high-speed performance. The turbo has a maximum Boost pressure of 1.5bar.
Efficient Fuel Injection System and Air Flow
Honda's 1.6 i-DTEC uses a Bosch solenoid injection system which is capable of operating at a high pressure of 1800bar. A high fuel pressure means that the fuel is injected at a faster rate and the finer the atomization of the fuel spray. This improves the fuel mixing with the air resulting in a cleaner and more efficient combustion helping to achieve the low emissions and fuel consumption.
Honda's engineers have also worked to improve the volumetric efficiency of the cylinders, employing a high intake flow and a high swirl head port precisely controlling the combustion process to reduce hot spots that create unwanted emissions. The engine air flow is managed by using an EGR (Exhaust gas recirculation) system that operates at high and low pressure to reduce NOx emissions.
Audi production in Hungary
Audi Hungaria: Foundation stone laid for plant extension at Győr
Audi chief Rupert Stadler and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán officially mark the start of work on the new facilities
2,100 new jobs at Győr
Stadler: "Investment secures jobs at all locations"
Audi is again significantly increasing its involvement in Hungary. As announced today at the official laying of the foundation stone for the expanded automotive production plant in Győr, Audi Hungaria's location will see the creation of a new press shop, alongside plans for the body shop, paint shop and assembly line. The company is planning to invest a total of over € 900 million in expanding the plant. The car manufacturer is moreover creating an additional 300 jobs, bringing the total number of new hirings at Audi Hungaria in Győr to 2,100 over the next few years.
"This decision adds the final link to the production chain at this location, and we will now be able to handle every stage in the building of an Audi model here, from sheet metal to finished car," explained Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. Together with the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, he gave the starting signal for the plant's expansion at midday. Stadler also stressed: "This investment means we are stepping up our international competitiveness and securing jobs at all our locations -- including in Germany."
Audi Hungaria has already been making top-quality Audi products for 18 years. Alongside the existing engine plant and vehicle assembly line, a complete automotive production line is being created on the newly acquired 200-hectare site at the Győr plant. "This combination is the only one of its kind in Hungary," stressed Frank Dreves, Audi Board Member for Production and Chairman of the Supervisory Commission of AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. "And that is not all: Thanks to pioneering environmental technologies we will redefine the benchmark for the sustainable preservation of resources." In the finish coat stage of the new paint shop, for instance, a dry separation system with air recirculation will reduce the amount of waste air. That means CO2 emissions from the process will be cut by up to 50 percent. There are also plans for an innovative wastewater treatment process. The biomembrane technology used markedly reduces the amount of fresh water needed, while minimizing levels of waste water and toxic waste.
The expansion of the Győr plant will provide a huge development Boost for the Hungarian economy and labor market. As the biggest and most attractive employer in the Győr region, Audi will create 2,100 new jobs in the long term. Over 15,000 people throughout the region will benefit directly or indirectly from the operations of Audi Hungaria once the plant has been expanded. The recruitment of new employees has already started, and the first new workers have already been taken on. They are being trained in various areas and prepared for their future tasks in a practical environment, both on-site at Győr and also at Audi's Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm locations.
With its innovative, efficient engines, Audi Hungaria has been supplying an important element of all Audi models since 1993. It commenced assembly of the Audi TT five years later. At present, the Audi TT Coupé and TT Roadster, and the Audi A3 Cabriolet and RS 3 Sportback are built there jointly with the Ingolstadt plant. A further A3 derivative model will be joining them. From 2013 on, Audi Hungaria will be producing 125,000 cars each year.
Honda Civic Assembly Plant, Greensburg Indiana
We investigate how a car is put together with a behind-the-scenes tour of Honda Manufacturing in Greensburg, Indiana. This segment is from The Friday Zone, a kid's show produced out of Indiana University's WTIU, a PBS station in Bloomington, IN. Learn more at www.fridayzone.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fridayzone
2013 Honda Accord Manufacturing
Associates at the Marysville Auto Plant today started production of the all-new 2013 Honda Accord, marking 30 years of automotive manufacturing in the United States.
1998 Honda Civic Engine Part 1 - EricTheCarGuy
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Soichiro Honda-A Personal History
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