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Products and Solutions

The automotive world is rapidly changing. Global solutions, fuel efficiency, weight and space savings are buzzwords of our industry. Our team of experienced engineers is constantly looking for ways to improve existing products to help you reach these goals. 
As vehicle noise isolation improves suddenly frequencies previously masked by road noise become audible. So we also look at new solutions to improve comfort, ride, handling and the overall driving experience. 


Weight Savings

Increased fuel efficiency is top of the agenda for all vehicle manufacturers. For some time now Vibracoustic has lead the way in looking at innovative ways to replace traditional steel brackets and housings with thermoplastics and composites. To do this we combine our rubber and plastics experience to ensure secure bonding and guaranteed durability. Current plastics applications include power-train mounts, strut mounts, suspension bushings and torque roll restrictors.

Read more about Thermoplastics 


Space Savings

As vehicles get smaller or incorporate more electrical sub-systems, space under the hood is frequently at a premium. Using our full system know-how we are constantly looking at ways to downsize our components without affecting performance. For instance we integrate dampers into mounts or even using other existing vehicle systems to provide the mass. 
We also enhance our variety of different materials such as new composites or compounds or look at how we can change the geometry of the spring to allow us to maximize performance and minimize components. 

Read more about Cross-ply Bellows 


Cost savings

Cost saving innovation can be as simple as eliminating redundant parts, increasing durability or simplifying manufacturing processes. It can also involve a higher tech solution such as Active Vibration Control. This active solution is designed to tackle multiple frequencies and as such can be used to replace the balance shaft, a very heavy and expensive damper.

Read more about Active Vibration Control

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