A South American leader in suspension and axles, as well as wheel end solutions for commercial vehicles, Suspensys presents eight projects with highly disruptive potential during Fenatran 2019. Some innovations will be shown as concepts, while others are already commercially available. Most of them can be seen in action, already embedded into vehicles displayed at the event. Three major launches are scheduled. One of them will only be revealed on the 14th, as part of a large joint development initiative involving several business units within Randon Group.
One of the new products is already on the road throughout the American continent, embedded into trucks from some of the largest assemblies in the continent. It is an improved version of the Full-Air rear suspension, which optimizes and improves performance of a well-known product, including all the advantages of being a modular product that can be used in disc or chamber brakes, as well as in wide and narrow frames. It features bold design allowing for increased carrying capacity. The equipment includes electronic control of transported weight by axle straight from the cab, resulting in more appropriate set configuration for different types of cargo. It already complies with upcoming legislation that in the coming years will require stability and electronic braking distribution controls in all commercial vehicles. To add to that solution, the Full-Air front suspension offers the same benefits. It is easy to use with different vehicles, regardless of how their frame is built.
Another solution, which will be presented as a concept, is the new mechanical suspension for road implements. This product appears as the most attractive in the market as it offers several benefits: it is extremely cost-effective without being less robust and while offering increased load capacity. In line with the company’s development strategy, this suspension system appears as a modular concept focused on market needs for road implements. With developments in material and process technologies, wear items offer greater durability, shown in tests made at the Randon Technology Center. The equipment results in weight reduction of approximately 25% for three-axle configurations.
Also at a concept level, Suspensys will also display an innovative proposal for independent suspension. The equipment adjusts to terrain conditions wherever it travels, individually for each wheel-end system. This exponentially increases comfort for operators and stability for the cargo. Furthermore, it paves the way for the arrival of electronic powering for trucks with one motor for each wheel.
A new development by Suspensys now arriving at Brazilian markets was initially created and sold only abroad. TAS – Trailer Air Suspension – is the only suspension in the market that supports individual maintenance for each of its parts. In its different lines, with rigid arm technology and without welding at the connection with the axle, it offers increased durability and flexibility for preventive and maintenance services. It also features the most durable wearing items in the market, as shown at the Randon Technology Center.
Suspensys also presents a hybrid pneumatic front suspension. It offers a better and easier process to convert mechanical suspension into air suspension trucks. It is perfect for specific uses such as waste collection and transportation of beverages, fruits and vegetables, and fragile cargo. In line with the other products, this suspension has been developed with our clients in mind, as it offers drivers more comfort and easier operation. It also improves kneeling maneuvers and allows the installation of on-board scales.
Another highlighted innovative product is our set of solutions specially developed for the agricultural industry, which Suspensys deems crucial. This technology allows trucks and trailers, such as tandem trailers, to follow the same routines as planting equipment at farms, performing tasks that before could only be completed by tractors. With this new equipment, sets can travel on planting rows without damaging crops nor compacting the soil. These solutions are already compatible with geolocation and autonomous driving features.
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