Weight reduction is an important goal for OEMs to improve fuel efficiency, and to comply with ever stricter emissions regulations. Especially in electric vehicles, weight plays a decisive role: The lighter the vehicle, the larger its range.
Lightweight plastic motor mounts enable significant weight savings compared to any comparable metal application. Because the glass fiber reinforced polymer is directly injected onto the rubber isolation element, no lower metal insert is needed, making very short processing times possible.
Vibracoustic has developed a wide range of technologies – from design and simulation to mass production – using glass fiber reinforced polymers in order to offer a comprehensive portfolio of lightweight plastic motor mounts for all kinds of requirements.
Motor mounts control engine movement in all directions, thereby ensuring excellent driving comfort and driving dynamics without compromising on performance.
About Motor Mounts
Motor mounts carry the static and dynamic loads of the motor throughout its entire service life and are also an important factor for isolating low to high frequency vibrations. Downsized and turbocharged motors are state-of-the-art to reduce fuel consumption but lead to high vibration levels.
Motor and transmission mounts consist of a motor or gearbox support arm, an isolation element and a body-side connecting element. The critical element is the rubber spring that dampens vibrations, supports drive torques and isolates noise during start-up. The motor mount prevents booming noises and load-change shocks. Vibrations of the body and drive train are improved by using a hydraulic damping system. Motor mounts effectively isolate motor vibrations and dampen road excitations to ensure a comfortable driving experience.
The product portfolio ranges from conventional rubber mounts and hydro motor mounts, through electrically or pneumatically switchable motor mounts, to gearbox mounts and torque rods.