Reinventing the damper with BWI

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With an increasing focus on comfort and refinement in the premium sector, BWI believes that its new internal hydraulic rebound stop offers superior comfort over traditional deformed tube and flexible rubber part systems.

The unit consists of an advanced plastic molding section that allows for more accurate tuning and greater flexibility in adjustment. The new system also allows for a smoother ride and helps prevent damage to the vehicle and suspension components when the damper stroke reaches full travel – its hydraulic fluid system helping dissipate energy.

“With a growing number of executive segment models using softer suspension settings to increase vehicle comfort, rebound and bump stops are becoming more important to improve NVH and durability,” said Frank Robinson, BWI Group’s product line director for suspensions. “BWI Group’s expertise in advanced damping technologies offers manufacturers the tuning flexibility and precision they need to create vehicles with the highest standards of ride quality.”

BWI claims that the technology can reduce the peak force by two to three times, when compared to traditional mechanical rebound stops, whilst its low part-count – of just three components – helps integration of the part into standard dampers as well as simplifying construction.

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Alasdair joined the team in 2015 and works across a number of titles and websites for UKi Media & Events. He has been a journalist for 10 years, covering everything from travel and technology to sport and entertainment, and brings a wealth of experience, and pedantry, to the team. Away from the office, he is a celebrated snood connoisseur, determined to cycle no matter what the weather decides to hurl from the sky, and driven by a quest to find the very finest, and more importantly the next, slice of cheesecake.

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