Lightweight for more
environmental awareness in the automotive industry and tougher emission
standards intensifies the demand for cost effective lightweight solutions. This
is especially evident with the introduction of the new and mandatory EURO 6
engine for heavy commercial vehicles, where the stricter emissions are met on
the expense of weight. With a weight increase up by as much as 200kg implies a
substantial tare weight increase on all self-propelled vehicles and a lower
payload, including their trailers.
The AIRFLEX Air tank®
is a a pressure vessel for
brake and air suspension systems and other areas requiring compressed air. Thanks to its lightweight construction in
GFRP, also known as glass fibre reinforced plastic, it offers numerous
advantages. The weight reduction is particularly impressive with savings up to
60% than its steel counterpart which allows more additional load.
Due to its
intelligent design, it is also 100% maintenance-free, allowing vehicles to stay
longer on the roads, which is provided by the corrosion-free material and
subsequently by the extended service life of your vehicle components.
Through an innovative
production technology, we offer a cost effective lightweight solution that
hosts several integrated functions in one product which provides supply chain
savings. For instance, the AIRFLEX Air tank®
can easily be stacked
using an integrated stacking aid without further packaging. This clearly helps
to optimize logistics processes and reduces your packaging material with as
much as 33%.
With a system
solution approach, we offer a simple standard installation concept that is
pre-assembled, easily installed both in horizontal and vertical positions, and
that allows flexible installation on all vehicles. Together with our team of
engineers, we look to reduce assembly time and to free up chassis space, also
with customized solutions.
For more information
about customized air-tanks solutions, click here