Axle air springs for trucks
Axle air springs for buses
Axle air springs for trailer / semitrailer
Decades of expertise in the research and development of innovative axle air spring systems have enabled Continental to take a leading position as a development and supply partner in the global commercial vehicle market.
Bus air springs enable constant and low natural frequency for empty and laden conditions and therefore provide excellent ride comfort for the passenger.
Bus air springs support the kneeling function for convenient passenger entry and exit.
As a general rule, two air springs are fitted to the front axle and four to the rear axle.
Continental bus air springs provide effective solutions:
The weight of a truck, and therefore the axle load, fluctuates greatly depending on the payload. In order to provide the best possible solution to meet the resulting suspension requirements, virtually all commercial vehicle manufacturers make use of air springs. Air-suspended trucks with level control system provide constant chassis height and road clearance, regardless of the loading weight.
Constant and low natural frequency between tare and full load can only be achieved using air springs. This ensures effective cargo protection, even on poor road surfaces, excellent comfort and health protection for the truck driver and safe driving conditions. In addition, truck air springs enable the vehicle body to be raised and lowered for loading and unloading operations via manually operated chassis height control units.
This enables easy truck height adjustment for trailer king pin connection, swap body handling or loading ramps.
Continental truck air springs provide substantial performance benefits:
Air suspension on trailers provides protection for both payload and trailer body, including mounted equipment.
Trailer air springs further contribute to reduced road wear thanks to their low natural frequency, reduced unsprung axle mass and reduced wheel load fluctuations. This aspect is of growing importance as traffic volume is increasing.
As a rule, each axle has two air springs. In multi-axle combinations, one axle is frequently provided with an axle-lifting device to reduce tire wear on empty runs or when the vehicle is only partially loaded. Convoluted air springs are normally used for raising and lowering lift axles.
Continental trailer air springs are designed with a specific focus on the following aspects:
Air Spring with Conical Interface
Contoured steel piston with fully utilizable volume for maximum comfort
Air Spring/Damper Module
Air spring and oil damper in a ready-to-assemble unit
Air Spring with Bead Plate
Polyamide piston with fully usable inner volume
Air Spring with Double Lobe Sleeve
Air spring with clamping ring, steel piston with fully usable inner volume, elastomer heat shield
Convoluted Air Spring for Lifting Axles
Compact and robust design for heavy loads
Air Spring for Trailer Axles
Air spring with bead plate, polyamide bumper, polyamide piston without usable inner volume
Air Spring with Integrated Air Damping
Possible to omit the hydraulic axle damper, polyamide piston with bumper support and fully usable inner volume
Air spring solutions for limited installation space.
Improved service life, reduced maintenance costs when used at hot operating temperatures.
Tried-and-tested lightweight solutions for almost all CV axle applications.
Axle damping without shock absorbers.
Dedicated solutions for trailers and off-highway vehicles.
Sensor in air springs electronically adjusts the height of vehicles.
Real time load display allows the vehicle to be used to its full loading potential.