Automotive project

Automotive

Sector

Automotive

Problem

The haptic properties did not feel substantial enough when adjusting the ventilation system in the vehicle interior.

Project

Development of new sealing rings with huge cost-ratio requirements.

Application

Use in passenger car interiors.

Requirement

Significant improvement of the haptic experience when adjusting the ventilation system in the vehicle interior.

    Result

    • Increased torque on the adjustment wheel
    • Fitting the plastic cardan joint at the central support point
    • After multiple tests, the decision was made to use silicone - a rather unusual material for X-rings
    • Technically feasible due to the low or practically non-existent rotations and the lack of a medium to be sealed

    Advantage

    Noticeable optimisation of the haptic properties with an economical and functional implementation.

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