Closing time. Finally! Out of the office. Get in the car. In barely 15 minutes, a relaxed barbecue with friends awaits you. Suddenly, just a few dozen meters in front of you: An inconspicuous tennis ball rolls slowly between two cars parked on the side of the road onto the two-lane, otherwise empty roadway. Only a fraction of a second later, a golden retriever sprints after it, following its retrieving instinct. Now reaction speed is called for. And steering that responds to your control as quickly as it does precisely.
Steering is a safety component. This is precisely why more and more automakers are relying on SGF’s expertise in vibration damping for their steering train. Because our products not only ensure significantly more driving pleasure, but also much greater driving safety.
Our cord-reinforced components play a significant role in this. They score points with a much longer service life than comparable products in the smallest installation space. Even requirements such as torsionally hard, axially soft are no conflict of objectives for our products.
Joachim Reihle | Head of Development at SGF
From renowned car manufacturers to hidden champions among suppliers – they all rely on SGF products for steering systems. And for good reason. Because with our products, they manage to stay at the forefront of the industry in the future.
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3 good reasons
Driving experience? Incomparable!
Our products can be customized exactly according to your requirements. The key to this is the precise fine-tuning of stiffness. This allows us to configure our components not only to the desired vehicle but also to the desired driving and steering feel (e.g. sporty-dynamic or comfortable). For even more fun driving.
Safe? You bet!
Thanks to our steering products, cars react exactly the way you want them to: sensitively, precisely and reliably. With us, steering products, as safety components, are subject to the highest level of control.
Established? For decades!
Our products have been used in the automotive industry for many decades. And for good reason. Because they are not only technologically mature, but also particularly future-proof. Because our engineers know: An engineers work is never done! This is precisely why we invest a lot of time and money in the continuous further development of our solutions.
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In-house materials laboratory
When developing products, we use state-of-the-art materials laboratory to ensure best possible solution for your application. In doing so, we develop and process various elastomer compounds (NBR, SBR, EPDM, silicone / VMQ) according to requirements.
Virtual product development
Virtual product development includes multi-body simulation (MBS), finite element method (FEM) and FKM evaluation (strength verification). Rapid prototyping is used to verify calculation and measurement.
Validation of design and products done in-house according with customer specifications.