Rubber springs - the technical component with the progressive characteristic curve!
Customer-specific production in this area is of particular importance. Smallest series for welded constructions are as much in demand in the automotive industry as large quantities. The manufacturing processes are based on both precision casting and sintered metal design. Just as special machine construction places new demands on springs on a daily basis, manufacturers are required to meet these demands every day.
What exactly are the demands on the production?
In principle, to put it simply, the operation of a vehicle should run "smoother", shocks and unevenness should be absorbed by springs. These can be made of various materials, such as steel or rubber. The material, but also the processing and durability are of great importance for springs. After all, these components are subject to constant permanent stress.
What makes rubber springs so special?
Bearings for elastomer springs must fulfil three main properties. They must act as vibration dampers, torsion springs and mountings. They must also be durable, maintenance-free and noiseless. This type of suspension can be applied and used in an unlimited way. Since rubber springs do not require any maintenance compared to steel springs, coil springs or compression springs, there are less costs. Furthermore, they offer better system performance due to their good spring force. There are no wearing parts and fewer components. Hexagonal rubber suspensions are used for trailers to transport goods safely and gently. Rubber springs are used for trailers of caravans.
That around and on the rubber spring axle!
The difference between the rubber spring axle and the torsion bar spring axle is the progressive suspension of the rubber spring axle. The torsion bar spring axle has a linear suspension. The rubber spring axle has established itself because of its own suspension and the conversion of energy into heat during rebound. The axle construction also has a lower weight. Flexibility and lower production costs make this design so attractive for buyers. The price-performance ratio is thus optimal.
Rubber spring elements are preferred because of their compact, simple design. The rubber bodies used are based on natural rubber. Therefore a large working angle of rotation is possible (32 degrees). The rotation frequency depends on the working rotation angle. During production, it is particularly important to note that the rubber spring elements must be able to support, spring, damp and tension. Some applications allow these elements to be installed under pre-tension.
How are rubber springs purchased today?
In most cases, the simple variant via the Internet is preferred. Manufacturer websites are searched for suitable parts and quickly ordered online. Therefore it is important that manufacturers make their websites clear, descriptive and informative. This makes it easier for buyers to make their choice and increases sales figures. If certain rubber springs are not in stock, most manufacturers have cooperation agreements with other producers to avoid downtime. Delivery bottlenecks in this area hardly ever occur. Since these are "safety parts", all manufacturers score points for reliability.
Technical drawings and data sheets (specifications) make the decision easier. If you have any questions, every manufacturer offers a competent customer service. Deliveries should be possible at short notice. Customer-specific solutions and manufacturing are offered in this area by almost all manufacturers. The more difficult the problem, the more accurate drawings and detailed information should be provided. Visits on site are rather unusual in this area, but still possible.