Articulation systems from HÜBNER undergo particularly rigorous testing. All system components are subjected to extreme loads on specially developed test rigs. In addition, endurance limit testing is conducted in cooperation with well-known universities and testing laboratories.
The articulation system designs are based on FEM (finite element method) calculations. Measurements taken under extreme operating conditions around
the world serve as the basis for these calculations. Through the use of low-maintenance damping systems, the articulations are conceived for long service intervals. As always, HÜBNER's aim is to meet the highest quality standards in its products and in the service provided after sales.
From mechanical damping systems to electronically controlled models with full diagnostic capabilities – HÜBNER develops and produces damping systems for all drive concepts and operating conditions.
All HÜBNER systems are low-maintenance and provide functionality that is unique in the industry. With redundant dampers or emergency damping, the products support a high level of safety for passengers and vehicles. Independent of the articulation system, customers can typically choose between standard and deluxe damping system options. With regular series production, it is also possible to switch between the two systems for different requirements through customization of the electrical vehicle interfaces.
Optimized articulation control - ACU
HÜBNER delivers bus articulation systems with microprocessor-controlled electronics. The articulation control unit (ACU) automatically determines the current driving situation, communicates with the engine management system and sets the damping behavior at the appropriate level. To meet higher safety and convenience requirements, the control unit has been optimized once again. With the new articulation control generation ACU.4, the integration in the vehicle is made even easier and is in accordance with the latest safety standard ISO 26262.
HÜBNER control units have simple and effective adjustment functionality.
aus. Virtually all customer wishes regarding driving behavior or vehicle electronics can be quickly and easily realized. Requirements regarding driving dynamics and safety can also be handled. HÜBNER makes use of its many years of experience in customizing articulation systems for all different types of vehicles to provide outstanding adjustment options.
Calculating. Simulating. Testing. For HÜBNER, comprehensive testing of individual products as well as of the complete vehicle is an integral part of the development and production process. Such testing is the basis of the company's unmatched safety and quality standards. Only through test runs is it possible to determine whether a product can truly stand up to the tough demands of daily operation. In many areas, HÜBNER components provide much more than the minimum official requirements necessary for vehicle authorization.