Detroit, Michigan - Freudenberg unit Vibracoustic offers components for automotive vibration technology in cars and commercial vehicles, and is showcasing several innovations on vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, including microcellular urethane (MCU) parts.
Vibracoustic says its suspension components help global platforms improve vehicle noise, vibration and ride harshness, corrosion resistance and durability. For 2012, the company is offering customers a package solution that includes components such as MCU spring isolators, including moulded-in steel inserts, specially engineered strut mounts, sealed bearings, and MCU jounce bumpers.
By providing customers with a comprehensive package of components, Vibracoustic claims to have addressed the customer challenge of working with multiple vendors on critical parts that have to interface flawlessly as a unit.
The Vibracoustic package improves system durability, the company says, as well as increasing resistance to contamination, improving ride feel and decreasing noise transmission. This provides specially designed products that meet the normally conflicting requirements of superior ride quality, improved noise reduction and excellent steering responsiveness.
By using Vibracoustic's technology and engineering competence for a number of components within the suspension system, the company says OEMs can reduce their programme management, engineering time and costs.