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Engine Mount Components made of Polyamide

Lightweight Components Reduce Vehicle CO2 Emissions

For vehicles with a laterally installed engine, ContiTech Vibration Control has developed the first plastic (polyamide) torque damper with high mechanical strain resistance. The component is a standard feature, for example, in current Opel Astra/Insignia models.

Motivation

  • Thoroughgoing use of a lightweight design results in reductions in fuel consumption and emissions.
  • A reduction in front-axle load results in enhanced driving safety and driving dynamics.
  • Higher degree of vertical integration and realization of highly automated mass production.

Summary

  • Diverse heavy-duty torque dampers and engine mounts introduced as elastomer/plastic composite parts in high-volume production
  • Simulation makes possible optimum feedstock utilization
  • Weight reduction of up to 50% realized
  • Extensive lab and vehicle tests document component characteristics
Engine Mount Components made of Polyamide
Engine Mount Components made of Polyamide
Engine Mount Components made of Polyamide