Engine to Gearbox Marriage

For assembly of engines to gearboxes, Leidos Industrial Engineers has designed and manufactured a number of tooling fixtures commonly known as ”buckle up.”

We most recently developed a “Fead” pallet that was introduced in the JLR Solihull, West Midlands, facility as part of its D7A/D7U project.

The Fead pallet is capable of assembling 14 different engines to four different gearbox types using interchangeable adaptive tooling for each combination.

The illustration shows an overview of the separate components used.