Transportation & MobilityMarch 1, 2024

Accelerating innovation in two-stroke engines

German engineering company Hirth Engines is improving process and product quality backed by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud.
Avatar Rebecca Lambert

Everything about Hirth Engines’ approach is highly specialized. Combining skilled workmanship and innovative techniques, the Germany engineering company is renowned for its high-quality, reliable two-stroke engines, which deliver one of the most impressive power-to-weight ratios on the market.

Compared to four-stroke alternatives, Hirth’s powerful engines are lighter and have fewer moving parts. It makes them ideal for the demanding requirements of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, where flight endurance is key.

“Our mission is to accelerate innovation in the two-stroke engine market, drawing on our core competencies in cylinders, crank piston mechanisms, as well as engine calibration,” said Torsten Windorfer, head of research and development at Hirth Engines.

This focus on innovation means that Hirth is always searching for ways to improve its processes and become more agile – a forward-thinking spirit driven by its young team of skilled engineers. That explains, then, why they seized the opportunity to upgrade from CATIA V5 to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud and move from file-based data storage to a centralized platform approach.

By adapting its workflows and carefully planning which data to import into the platform, Hirth is now achieving traceability across the entire product development cycle within the single cloud-based environment. Working in the cloud makes it easier for the sales, purchasing and production departments to access the data they need, boosting productivity and reducing the number of mistakes that arise from using outdated or wrong information.

Discover how Hirth made the transition to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud and is now reaping the rewards of its digital transformation.

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