High-torque commercial vehicle engines that are optimized for consumption are more demanding on the drive train today than before. This demand results in substantially greater component wear. The advanced Voith Hydrodamp torsional vibration damper works against these conditions.
It provides hydraulic damping and isolates vibrations of the drive train to protect against overloads and to extend the service life of all components. As a maintenance-free unit located between the engine and the transmission or driveshaft, it “has flexible reactions to complex vibration scenarios. The Voith Hydrodamp recognizes the different needs between vibration damping and vibration isolation and adjusts appropriately using its hydraulic principle of operation. As a result, it reduces vibration and noise, increases comfort, and improves cost-effectiveness.
The vibration damper is available in three vehicle-specific and application-specific series for engine torques up to 3,700 Nm. Each can be adjusted in terms of damping and spring characteristics to suit individual customer requirements. Equipped in this way, the flexible Voith Hydrodamp has proven itself in the tractors, construction machinery, buses, and rail vehicles of leading manufacturers.
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