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Ball Housing

As a component of the rack-and-pinion steering, the ball housing connects the rack to the tie rod. The rack is screwed to the threaded pin; the ball head of the tie rod is pressed in and axially secured by flanging. When a vehicle is steered, the steering movement is then transmitted via a pinion first to the rack and then to the steering rack, which is ultimately is connected to the vehicle wheel.

Why the ball housing from us:

  • In-house developed processes and testing systems for ball housings
  • Cost-optimized process, since no material loss
  • Ideal material properties due to combined hot/cold forming
  • Support in the selection of materials and heat treatment to achieve customer-specific requirements (work-hardened, quenched and tempered)
  • Near-series prototype production and simulation