Eliminate unwanted noises with customised solutions
Car manufacturers can prevent most unwanted noises using specific lubricants matching the individual application, Munich
Noises in cars are a nuisance to customers and a major challenge for manufacturers and suppliers. On the one hand, there is the time and resources it takes to localise and eliminate sources of noise already in the design stage. On the other, there is a serious threat to a brand's image when disgruntled customers air their grievances on the internet. Since noise, especially inside the car, is often generated by minute stick-slip movement between adjacent components, lubricants can bring immediate and efficient relief by reducing friction. Klüber Lubrication offers a handy kit of 14 damping lubricants matching the individual requirements of its customers.
Made to match the requirements of developers
"There are hundreds of friction points in every car - a real challenge for your R&D engineers and noise experts. It's always good to deal with them already in the design stage so that extensive reworking can be avoided," declares Jörn Bechert, Head of Sales (GATEs) at Klüber Lubrication. "For many years, we have been successful partners to the global automotive industry, especially in their R&D activities. Based on our extensive experience, we have created this toolbox for developers and NVH teams. This is how we cooperate with car manufactures to solve noise problems around the world". Each kit is handed over personally to customers by the respective contact person from Klüber Lubrication. The kit also allows lubricants to be taken on outdoor test routes. Delivery abroad is possible without problems, as the kit does not contain any dangerous substance such as propellants - all sprays are filled in pump dispensers.
Speciality lubricants made by Klüber Lubrication reduce noises generated by vibration and friction as well as the creaking and squeaking of ventilation valves, sun visors, window lifters and other components. These greases and oils also meet all the other requirements of the automotive industry: they have versatile uses, are neutral in odour and characterised by excellent compatibility with plastics. Especially the products of the Klüberalfa MR 3 series offer outstanding properties for applications in car interiors. Being clear fluids, they cannot be seen or smelt and do not leave any visible residues.
"Acoustics experts and noise prevention specialists will find the right lubricant for their problem among our range. And just like R&D engineers, they will benefit from our experts' advice", says Bechert.