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Multiple manifolds

Innovation Story


Product name

Multiple manifolds

Business sector

Commercial vehicles



Production site



One all-rounder, please!

A multiple manifold for variable corrugated tube sizes


Schlemmer was confronted with a complex customer request: a multiple manifold to accommodate three different sizes of corrugated tube per connection.



Think outside the box by looking over the rim of a tea cup


A solution approach was found owing to the observation of a saucer.

This had various rings stamped into it so that three sizes of cup could fit on it. This idea was taken up, transferred to the Schlemmer manifold and implemented in a product solution.



Successful with diversity.

A reduction in the customer’s wide range of variations enabled significant cost savings.