Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

HIGH PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION FOR LORRIES WITH SEVERAL AXLES

The Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Laboratory (LABSON UPC), in collaboration with Gutmar, has studied and designed a high performance suspension system for heavy goods vehicles and lorries with several axles (such as fire engines, breakdown lorries or racing trucks). The main advantage of semi-active suspension over passive suspension is that it enables each wheel to be controlled independently, which increases both the vehicle’s road holding capacity and driving safety. Gutmar SA manufactures and carries out maintenance on hydraulic suspension cylinders for four-wheel-drive vehicles and is a leading supplier of precision parts for the aerospace industry.