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Walterscheid Powertrain Group

QUALITY DRIVEN BY

EXPERIENCE

QUALITY DRIVEN BY

EXPERIENCE

Uni-Cardan® Service powered by Walterscheid Powertrain
Group puts more than 100 years of experience to work for you.
Our experts can develop OEM quality made to order driveshafts
and powertrain solutions.

Walterscheid Powertrain GroupCONTACT

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INDUSTRIES SERVED

We offer driveshafts and parts
across a wide range of uses.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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experts can help you.

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ABOUT US

Find out about our rich history
that goes back more than 100 years.

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INDUSTRIES SERVED

We offer driveshafts and parts
across a wide range of uses.

LEARN MORE

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

See all the ways our
experts can help you.

LEARN MORE

ABOUT US

Find out about our rich history
that goes back more than 100 years.

LEARN MORE

INDUSTRIES SERVED

STEEL MILLS

Our engineers use their experience to provide the OEM quality driveshafts that today’s steel mills require. Driveshafts are built, repaired or remanufactured to existing OEM specs and drawings. If an application-specific shaft is needed, our expert engineers work with you to ensure your exact specifications and that optimal service life is achieved. Everything we make utilizes the same OE components specified by mill machine manufacturers for both open hearth and specialty mini-mills. We handle every aspect of the build from start to finish—ensuring the highest level of quality for optimized performance.

PAPER MILLS

Driveshaft reliability and vibration-free operation are critical to ensuring your mill is operating smoothly and with minimal downtime. Our critical attention to OE quality components such as jack shafts, floating shafts, u-joints, and CV joints as well as our focus on precision fit and fast response helps keep your jobs and team on schedule. Our experts work with you to plan and execute scheduled maintenance and will respond quickly to emergency replacements to keep your plant in operation ..

WATER TREATMENT PLANTS

For open-air, submerged driveshaft, submerged driveline applications and any other unique requirements, you can count on us to build one-of-a-kind driveshafts and maintain them to keep your facility operating with minimal downtime. OE quality bearings and bushings are specified to the conditions your plant demands and specialized coatings complete each driveshaft to maintain integrity throughout its long service life.

FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS

Precision, reliability and material specifications are at the core of drivelines that run food processing plants. It’s also critical to avoid breakdowns and spoilage. We make quality driveshafts to match or exceed OEM specifications. We handle the build from start to finish, which allows us to deliver the highest quality parts and service delivering optimized performance. And because of our extensive history working with food processing equipment manufacturers, we offer OE quality components and know-how to support you with replacement shafts and parts.

GENERAL INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

We make high-quality driveshafts to power any industrial machinery. Everything we manufacture is backed by our aftermarket network of genuine replacement parts, remanufacturing and repair services. We understand every industry needs parts that are reliable and accurate. They must meet the demands of extensive operating hours and harsh environmental conditions because you don’t have time for downtime. From steel and paper mills, food processing and water treatment plants to wind turbine components and diesel multiple units (DMUs), our experts can design and manufacture the best powertrain solutions for your application.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Our highly trained experts and engineers offer a wide range of products and services for many industrial applications. Whether you are looking for custom driveshafts or quality OE aftermarket parts and driveshafts, we can get you everything you need.

Replacement driveshafts

REPLACEMENT DRIVESHAFTS

  • Small Series Driveshafts for low-speed applications with torque capacity up to 2,500 Nm
  • Medium Series Driveshafts for general engineering, torque capacity from 2,000 to 45,000 Nm
  • Heavy Duty Series Driveshafts with torque capacity from 40,000 to 580,000 Nm

CUSTOM DRIVESHAFTS

Our expert engineers and highly trained technicians can design and manufacture any bespoke, precision-fit driveshaft to achieve optimal performance and any torque capacity needed for your specific application.

DRIVESHAFT REPAIR SERVICES

  • Exact identification and delivery of the right spare parts with the OEM part number
  • Overhaul and repair according to your specifications
  • Provide custom, experienced engineering support
  • Renowned and certified repair and welding processes
  • Warranty
  • Delivery on schedule and minimal downtime

Quality is at the center of everything we do, which is why our experts use a thorough 10-step process when handling driveshaft repairs.

Quality Uni-Cardan® service driveshaft repair in 10 steps:

1. Balance check and wear test.
2. Disassembly of the driveshaft. Inspection of all parts separately.
3. Replacement of defective parts with original parts.
4. Assembly of the joints according to the specifications from the respective technical drawings.
5. Assembly of the driveshaft. Precise fitting and adjustment of the shaft.
6. Certified welding of driveshafts.
7. Final adjustment on straightening press.
8. Dynamic balancing in accordance with the technical drawing.
9. Varnishing and greasing of the bearing bushings with lubricant and coating specified for each application.
10. Final inspection according to test record and Uni-Cardan® labeling.

Quality driveshaft repair services

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT PARTS

Top-quality parts, the same as were specified by the machine manufacturer, ensure peak reliability to your on-site maintenance and repairs.

COMING SOON: FIELD SERVICES AND CONDITION MONITORING

In conjunction with Off-Highway Powertrain Service, a division of Walterscheid Powertrain Group, we will soon offer life-expectancy monitoring to help predict when shafts or joints should be serviced, replaced or re-built prior to failure. Contact us if you are interested in being part of our pilot program.

OEM replacement parts

ABOUT US

We specialize in the exchange, modification, customization and engineering of driveshafts and drivetrain solutions for all industrial machinery sectors, including the paper, steel, water treatment and food processing industries. Thanks to our distribution partners throughout North America, we can get you genuine original equipment aftermarket parts. And to make sure everything runs smoothly, we may be able to offer you field service and condition monitoring, which includes preventative and predictive maintenance along with condition monitoring and technical consultancy on demand. To learn if you are eligible for this service, inquire with our service team by filling out the contact form below.

Tour our facility

Take a video tour of our innovative engineering, research and test facility, where for more than 60 years our UAW technicians and our problem-solving engineering team have proudly produced American-made, custom and OE aftermarket parts and driveshafts.

OUR HISTORY

Uni-Cardan Service®, in Loves Park, IL, has long been a hub for powertrain service and product innovation. Since its U.S. origins as Mechanics Machine Co., and later transforming into Powertrain Rockford, there has always been a continued focus on quality performance and excellent customer service. And now, Uni-Cardan Service powered by Walterscheid Powertrain Group and 100+ years of expertise, is the preferred provider of driveshafts and drivetrain solutions for all industrial applications.

Uni-Cardan Service®, in Loves Park, IL, has long been a hub for powertrain service and product innovation. Since its U.S. origins as Mechanics Machine Co., and later transforming into Powertrain Rockford, there has always been a continued focus on quality performance and excellent customer service. And now, Uni-Cardan Service powered by Walterscheid Powertrain Group and 100+ years of expertise, is the preferred provider of driveshafts and drivetrain solutions for all industrial applications.

  • 1890

     

    Mechanics Machine Co.
    founded as a machine shop

  • 1914

    Mechanics designed &
    sold the first u-joint to Chevrolet

     

    1914

  • 1919

     

    Jean Walterscheid opens
    first Walterscheid location

  • 1932

    Mechanics designed the
    “C” type u-joint

     

    1932

  • 1934

     

    First production of
    automotive Cardan shafts

  • 1953

    First production of agricultural
    power take-off shafts

     

    1953

  • 1971

     

    Uni-Cardan® becomes
    a subsidiary of GKN

  • 1977

    Mechanics and Rockford Clutch merge
    to become Powertrain Rockford

     

    1977

  • 1985

     

    Mechanics permanently lubed
    u-joint introduced

  • 1990

    Formation of Aftermarket & Service
    organization for entire Off-Highway market

     

    1990

  • 2006

     

    Acquisition of Rockford Powertrain – Mechanics® Driveshafts, Rockford

  • 2018

    Formation of Walterscheid Powertrain Group

     

    2018

  • 2020

     

    Walterscheid Powertrain Services - North America becomes the new division for U.S. aftermarket

CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY CERTIFICATION

All manufacturing and repair services are carried out according to the high-quality standards of the companies with a certified Quality Management System.

ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

This certification endorses our pursuit for continuous improvement and environmental responsibility.

OHSAS 18001 CERTIFICATION

The safety of our staff and customers is paramount. We work systematically to achieve improvements in occupational health and safety performance.

Contact us for a custom driveshaft or repair

To connect with one of our experts, fill out the form and we will be in touch with you within one business day.
If you need help right away or would like more information, give us a call at (815) 921-9750

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Contact us for a custom driveshaft or repair

To connect with one of our experts, fill out the form and we will be in touch with you within one business day.
If you need help right away or would like more information, give us a call at (815) 921-9750

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