Electrically or alternatively powered vehicles are very quiet and cause hardly any disturbing engine noise. Increasing insulation of the interior, which a few years ago was only found in the premium segment, is now finding its way into almost every vehicle class. This increased quality awareness demands a lot from designers and engineers when designing […]
Only one short work step left … and then it happens. The device refuses to work. The knee lever seizes, and the machine performs an emergency stop. The user has just one concern: “How long does the service technician need?” “Why can’t this piece of junk keep it together until I’m done with this urgent […]
And again the working platform cracks, squeaks and crunches when the hydraulics are actuated. If noise is generated during operation or the device even jams, it is often already too late. Once you (or the appointed service technician) have located and dismantled the bearing, it often flashes and shines at you. Something like that! A […]
igus® iglidur® plain bearings are the standard today in many hinges for vehicles. Whether extender crossbar, multiple axis, door or boot lid hinge, there are always technical or qualitative advantages in addition to the cost benefits, which justify or even require the use of plastic.
BSR are all noises that are produced by components and assemblies in the motor vehicle. BSR testing, also called a noise and rattle test, is an acoustic method from the automotive industry and is used to measure the volume of these noises. A realistic situation with corresponding vibrations is simulated and the volume of the noise is then measured. The technical challenge for the vehicle and component engineers is to identify the ‘noisy’ components and replace them with a quieter solution wherever possible.