July 12th, 2022 by Steve Melville
March 17th, 2021 by Steve Melville
A rubber compound is produced by adding specific chemicals to raw rubber material in order to improve and alter the characteristics of the rubber for the desired use. Selecting the correct rubber compound is vitally important for any application in any industry, and the best way to do this is to select which rubber compound properties are most important.
In this post, we’re looking at some of the different properties of rubber compounds and how you can choose the right rubber compound for your applications.
October 21st, 2020 by Steve Melville
The term ‘control arm’ doesn’t find its way into the discussion about vehicle parts all too often, leaving many people to wonder, ‘what are control arms?’. This post will answer that question and discuss the different types of control arms and their uses.
March 12th, 2020 by Steve Melville
An air spring system provides a cushion between the vehicle body and wheel to reduce the vibration felt during travel. This blog will explain air spring systems and discuss air suspension advantages and disadvantages, to give you a better understanding of how they work. In particular, it will cover the benefits of air suspension when used in cars, but some of the principles carry over to heavy vehicles like trucks, tractor-trailers and passenger buses and trains.
Originally, in July 2017 the government announced a ban on the sale of any new diesel, petrol or hybrid cars by 2040, in an effort to dramatically reduce air pollution. This comes as a strand of a larger plan to attempt to emit zero carbon by 2050. As such, as of February 2020, the banning of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 was brought forward to 2035 “if possible“.