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Coupling joints made of polymer – optimised materials for the automotive industry

Sebastian Bloechl | 8. June 2020

The coupling joint, also referred to as double joint, describes a strut with connection possibilities on both sides. Here, ball and socket joints, screw threads or sleeves can be inserted, which connect the coupling joint with the corresponding vehicle components. Usually, coupling joints are made of steel or aluminium. But for years, polymer coupling joints […]

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BSR and NVH: what influence do polymer plain bearings have on noise generation?

Sebastian Bloechl | 12. May 2020

The application areas for plain bearings are enormous and can be found in almost all industries. As a rule, the main focus is on minimising wear and friction of the counter partners. But nowadays these requirements for the bearing point are supplemented by an essential detail. With the trend towards ever quieter vehicles and car […]

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Vehicle interior – 3 examples of polymer ball bearings in control elements

Sebastian Bloechl | 23. April 2020

The modern car interior has many different knobs, dials and switches. Whether it is the adjustment of the window, air conditioning or sound level – we are increasingly resorting to the cleverly placed rotary adjusters in the interior. All these controls are directly related to the quality perception of the vehicle and can influence a possible car purchase.

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Polymer plain bearings in a gearbox – is this possible?

Sebastian Bloechl | 20. April 2020

“Shift and operate as we please”, a saying that can also be applied to vehicle operation. Be it a modern car or a freshly polished classic car: on some days we prefer to change gear earlier and save money, on others we tickle the last torque out of the engine. The gearbox and the shift forks […]

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Cost-effective plain bearings in electric coolant pumps and regulators

Sebastian Bloechl | 9. April 2020

The demand for electric water pumps is huge. In addition to the cooling of motors and drives, air conditioning is also one of its tasks. The advantages of electric coolant pumps compared to conventional mechanical water pumps are their independence from the combustion engine. In this way, the electric pumps can be switched on and […]

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