SMS Elotherm, Remscheid, Germany, received an order from Volkswagen for the delivery of two fully automatic crankshaft induction-hardening systems to the production facility in Puebla, Mexico. With a cycle time of 50 seconds, each system can harden 72 crankshafts per hour. They can be quickly integrated into a fully automatic manufacturing line. The plants handle the hardening of 5-cylinder crankshafts.