Expertise for Support Systems
The engineers at SGF know exactly what matters when it comes to support systems for automobiles. On the one hand, of course, it is the optimal bedding and positioning or fixing of components. No less important, however, is the damping of vibrations (NVH).
This is precisely why we have invested a great deal of time and resources in research and development in all aspects of support systems for the automotive industry in recent years. The result is not only a number of new patents, but above all consistently satisfied customers. And to ensure that this remains the case in the future, we are particularly pleased when there is a tough nut that we can crack together with you.
Whether for cardan shaft, propshaft, compressor or engine, at SGF you get tailor-made solutions for optimal alignment of vehicle components with simultaneous damping of vibrations.
For which component of the vehicle are you looking for a support system?
The metal-reinforced, patented center bearing from SGF is characterized by an extremely compact design. It enables precise positioning of the cardan shaft in the body and ensures the mobility of the cardan shaft in the axial direction.
The rubber rebate minimizes the transmission of vibrations and, in conjunction with the axial stops, acts as an integrated restoring function of the overall system. Radial stops reliably protect the rubber rebate from overload in the radial direction. The rubber compound is optionally made of e.g. NR, NBR, EPDM or HNBR.
- Enables precise positioning and excellent tunable elastic mounting
- Dampens vibrations effectively and reliably
- Reduces wear by compensating for misalignments of the drive train, e.g. during starting and braking processes
- Avoids noise from higher-frequency vibrations with small amplitudes (e.g. from shaft imbalances, universal joint kinematics and bending natural frequencies)
- Optionally also resistant to high temperatures
Auxiliary Unit Bearing
The auxiliary unit bearing developed by SGF for the automotive industry dampens vibrations of compressors particularly efficiently.
It contains a base bracket and rubber springs and can be installed in no time at all: The first step for this is to mount the bracket on the car and fix it with the fasteners. Then the compressor is mounted on the bracket and secured with nuts.
- Excellent NVH performance
- Particularly compact and thus space-saving
- Already integrated insulators save parts and costs
- Easy, quick and safe to install
With link elements that operate according to the tensile force principle, compressive forces can also be transmitted through clever design of the flanges. These tension-compression bearings are characterized by:
- Use of standard link elements
- Low flexural and transverse stiffnesses
- Flexible connectivity options
- Low weight
The alignment system developed by SGF especially for the automotive industry enables an oscillating longitudinal and rotary movement between the cardan shaft and the transmission journal. Its cardanic mobility is in the range of small deflection angles. Moreover, it is completely maintenance-free.
The inner sleeve of the alignment system is made of plastic and is fitted onto the gear journal (clearance fit). The fitted rubber is available in different shore hardnesses. The metal outer bushing is pressed firmly into the flange bore (positive fit).
The alignment system is perfectly matched for use in the system with flexible discs. The tasks are clearly distributed: While the flex disc transmits the power, the alignment system guides the system.
- Flexible and concentric
- Available in various dimensions
- Maintenance-free over service life
- Already installed millions of times worldwide
Why to choose products from SGF
3 good Reasons
Thousandfold Proven a million times over
Ideal for damping vibrations
Our support systems not only enable the precise positioning of vehicle components. They also provide effective and reliable damping of vibrations.
Easy and quick to assemble
Our support systems are not only particularly robust and reliable, they can also be used in no time at all. This saves you time, money and nerves.