All febi components included within the Rubber to Metal range have one important function in common – they all reduce noise and vibration to support the most comfortable and safest way of driving a passenger car.
By dampening vibrations, passenger car owners will continuously be satisfied as their vehicle will drive smooth. The result is ‚Good Vibes‘ for the driver and for the passengers as well.
Countermeasures by febi
Vehicle manufacturers use a variety of Rubber to Metal based insulators to act as a countermeasure to vibration. The use of different types of rubber due to the properties of the elastomeric material determines which insulator is used to counteract the frequency, pitch and energy that is produced by each component.
When replacing any mounting or insulator, it is important to consider what it is made of, and how it is constructed, as these factors can dramatically affect the vehicles natural feel and driving behaviour. The stiffness or rigidity of an insulator affects the natural frequency. The stiffer the insulator means it would give a higher natural frequency, giving a more dynamic, but “harsh” feedback. The more flexible the insulator the lower natural frequency giving a more typical, “insulated” feedback.
Hydraulic Engine Mounts can adapt their characteristics depending on the induced load.
The viscous liquid in the Hydraulic Mount acts as a damper to ensure optimum insulation. Inside a Hydraulic Engine Mount, the main rubber spring has an upper and lower chamber. The chambers are connected by a series of canals and separated by a rubber valve.
The elastomer materials used in the production of rubber-to-metal parts are exactly matched to the technical requirements and loads of their specific installation.
The rubber components in rubber-to-metal parts cannot absorb all vibrations in the chassis. Therefore, hydraulically dampening elastomer bearings (hydro bearings) have been developed which consist of a metallic outer sleeve into which a specially shaped rubber material with fluid chambers and flow channels is embedded.
Due to the damping properties of the liquid occurring in addition to the rubber core, the optimum oscillation reduction is thus achieved even in higher frequency ranges with smaller amplitudes. Hydro bearings are mainly used in the models of premium vehicle builders.
Ferdinand Bilstein offers a wide range of hydraulic bearings for various European vehicle brands and models — of course, in tested OE matching quality.
SGF drive joints guarantee comfort. They effectively and safely dampen noise and vibrations in the vehicles of premium brands world-wide. Ferdinand Bilstein exclusively offers a complete assortment of OE-quality drive joints in the spare parts market.
Advantages of the SGF joint discs:
With ProKit, Ferdinand Bilstein offers an innovative product line, which saves workshops time and money, as febi ProKits are guaranteed to contain all the parts needed for the repair in question.
febi ProKit is the practically-oriented, tailored to the respective repair requirement solution. Workshops can carry out necessary repairs without delay, which doesn't just save time and money, but also increases customer satisfaction.