The damper optimises the operational behavior of the vehicle and also reduces the forces within the vehicle structure.
In order to provide improved and simplified maintenance and diagnostics facilities the damper can be equipped with an optional monitoring system.
For the application in modern articulated buses (semi active damper) an electronically controlled damping system was developed. The damper offers a very high damping force continuously variable up to 240 kN in a very compact design package. An integrated sensor system monitors the pre-set damping values continuously. The system’s design ensures a minimum damping capability even in cases of electronic system failure. For cost optimized applications, a two-stage damping system is also available.