A bracket with corresponding locking contour is inserted into the transmission to prevent the axial movement of non-activated shift forks. This comes into play when the shift fork lock fails. For this purpose, a sheet metal bending component is used, which is very costly to manufacture and requires several processing steps.
The KKI locking bracket replaces the previously used sheet metal bending component. To manufacture the component by injection molding, the existing component was re-engineered to adopt a design compatible with injection molding. This polymer solution not only reduces the weight but also enables single-process production. The sheet metal bending part, in contrast, had to be produced in several steps.
In addition, the polymer solution has the advantage that the component can be used in several transmission types through appropriate optimization.