TRW Adds Shock Absorbers to PrOEquip Range
TRW has extended its vehicle spare parts line-up with the introduction of a shock absorber range. This addition to its “TRW PrOEquip” line-up, on the market in Europe since March 2009, offers coverage for 94 per cent of the European truck market. Manufacturers covered by the TRW PrOEquip range include BPW, DAF, Evobus, Fruehauf, Hendrickson, Iveco, Kässbohrer, MAN, Mercedes, Neoplan, ROR, RVI, SAF, Scania, Schmitz Cargobull, Van Hool and Volvo.
Brakes, steering and suspension products are already included in the TRW PrOEquip range and therefore the addition of shock absorbers is a logical development. The products are manufactured in the company’s European aftermarket factories.
According to TRW, its new shock absorbers offer three key characteristics: wear resistant valves in place of spring-loaded valves allow for a more precise control of the suspension and damping behaviour, greater durability and faster response to vibrations. A special piston ring constructed from PTFE (Teflon) reduces friction within the dampers for enhanced driver comfort and longer working life. Thirdly, the shock absorbers utilise MPP (Mirror Polish Process) technology, which reduces the surface roughness of the piston rods by up to 20 per cent. This leads to less friction and thus a perfect seal. The TRW truck shocks also come with a metal dust protector and flexiblock rings – both enhance the shock absorber’s tensile strength.