Product: Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are created through a revolutionary new cold extrusion process.
Wheel bearings are found on each axle and have to withstand a large variety of loads from forward propulsion to turning and stopping. They also have to be sturdy enough to not only support the vehicle´s mass, but also the various driving loads. Our goal was to create rolling bearings that fullfilled these needs while also being lighter.
This we achieved by developing a new cold extrusion technique to replace the more usual 1,200°C process. The product of much research and experimentation, this new method allows parts to be formed in one step; something that increases the stability of the material, thus making it possible to create lighter, more compact and reliable bearing units. Since the new process doesn’t generate the heat of the traditional one, it´s kinder to the environment as well.