Quality control is a vital part of the Quaife success story, enabling the company to produce precision engineered components to the very tightest of tolerances. Whether a one off ‘custom’ product or a high volume OEM contract, clients can be assured that Quaife’s quality management procedures are rigorous, proactive and constantly improving.
Ongoing investment in advanced inspection equipment at both the Sevenoaks and Gillingham plants, plus a dedication to traceability and repeatability procedures ensures that Quaife achieves high quality standards, formally recognised by IS09001-2008 accreditation.
All Quaife components are machined from the highest quality raw materials – Corus steel and European sourced aluminium billets, while the firm liases closely with its foundry to ensure alloy casings are cast using advanced, low porosity techniques to ensure quality control compliance.
Once machined, advanced Mitutoyo computer controlled tri-coordinate measuring equipment at both the Sevenoaks and Gillingham sites complements a Gleeson gear inspection machine to enable production tolerances of as little as 2 microns for individual components.
Post production, fully assembled transmissions are validated on-site at Sevenoaks using Quaife Axiline 97000EC transient transmission testing dynamometer. For ‘first off’ designs this facility helps Quaife technicians and designers to optimise every component by verifying overall functionality and performance, as well as measuring detailed internal power losses, tooth form analysis and gear casing function.
The results are unrivalled quality that you can depend upon across the entire portfolio of Quaife high performance drivetrain products, ensuring that they deliver unbeatable performance and reliability season after season.