Military suspensions and shock absorbers, Hydropneumatic and Semi-active Suspensions - newHydropneumatics

By: Kinetics  09-12-2011
Keywords: Hydropneumatic Suspension

Our hydropneumatic suspension elements integrate a nitrogen spring within a monotube damping unit. The nitrogen charge is contained in a hollow piston rod, separated from the damping fluid by a floating piston. This assures optimal damping under all conditions. We manufacture hydropneumatic elements which function as a shock absorber/spring combination and strut elements which also allow for suspension geometry control. When integrated into an on-board hydraulic system, hydropneumatic suspensions can even be used to lift individual wheelstations to mitigate battle damage or facilitate maintenance.

  • Hydraulic Recoil Cutoff to limit suspension extension
  • Compression Bumper/Cutoff to limit jounce
  • Spherical Bearings

Applications Current light armored vehicles Future main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers & self-propelled howitzers

Keywords: Hydropneumatic Suspension

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Military suspensions and shock absorbers, Hydropneumatic and Semi-active Suspensions - newEnhancements

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