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Avon Automotive News. Management Led Buyout . On August 21st Avon Automotive closed its management-led buyout with Avon Rubber p.l.c., acquiring the firm's automotive division with a renewed commitment to outstanding product quality and customer service.

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Avon Automotive News

  • Management Led Buyout.
  • On August 21st Avon Automotive closed its management-led buyout with Avon Rubber p.l.c., acquiring the firm's automotive division with a renewed commitment to outstanding product quality and customer service.
  • Avon Automotive becomes one of the industry's leading global suppliers of low-pressure hoses for air-induction, fuel and coolant systems as well as vibration-management products.
  • The business generates net annual revenue of approximately $349 million. It primarily serves the automotive, heavy truck, small engine and recreational vehicle industries.
  • Red Diamond Capital is the partner for this transaction. Formed in 2002, Red Diamond Capital is an independent $150 million private equity fund that invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and service businesses in North America.   Through their partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation, one of Japan’s leading businesses, Red Diamond offers a unique mix of strategic resources, industry-focused capital, and management expertise that will help fuel the growth of Avon Automotive.
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Powertrain Mounts

  • Rubber / Metal Mount - used to provide a lower cost mounting
  • Applications:
  • engine / gearbox / differential mounts
  • Passive Hydraulic Mount - used to provide improved ride comfort while maintaining acoustic isolation
  • Applications:
  • engine mounts - transverse and longitudinal installations
  • gearbox mounts - particularly longitudinal installations
  • Semi-active Hydraulic Mounts - used to provide all the benefits of passive hydraulic mount together with improved idle isolation
  • Applications:
  • engine and gearbox mounts- particularly longitudinally installed diesel and direct injection petrol engines.
  • Dual Isolation Mounts -used to provide improved isolation at higher frequencies
  • Applications:
  • can be combined with any of the above mounts - particularly used where secondary isolation of a subframe / cradle is not available
  • Active engine mount - Vibramount®
  • Applications:
  • Combines classic hydraulic performance with patented closed loop active control. The first fully closed loop active mount in production.
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Hydraulic Engine Mount – low stiffness range with airspring.

Passive hydraulic engine mount for in-line or transverse engine applications.

Applications:

Petrol or Diesel engines

Static Stiffness Range:

120 – 210 N/mmLoss Angle tuning range:

5 – 15Hz

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Hydraulic Engine Mount –

medium stiffness range

with airspring.

Passive hydraulic engine mount for in-line or transverse engine applications.

Applications:

Petrol or Diesel engines

Static Stiffness Range:

200 – 450 N/mmLoss Angle tuning range:

5 – 15Hz

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Dual Isolation

Hydraulic Engine Mount

Dual Isolation devices offer excellent high frequency noise performance with no compromise to the hydraulic performance of the mount.

Static Stiffness Range:

200 – 450 N/mm

Loss Angle tuning range:

5 – 15Hz

Application:

Petrol or Diesel engines

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Semi-Active Gearbox Mount

Two state, solenoid-switching, hydraulic gearbox mount providing improved idle refinement with no ride compromise.

Static Stiffness Range:

150 – 250 N/mm

Loss Angle tuning range:

5 – 15Hz

Application:

Petrol or Diesel-engined vehicles

Dynamic Stiffness @ 40Hz:

Idle up to 50% less than Ride

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Semi-Active Engine Mount

Two state, electrically switched, hydraulic engine mount providing improved idle refinement with no ride compromise.

Static Stiffness Range:

150 – 400 N/mm

Loss Angle tuning range:

5 – 15Hz

Application:

Diesel or Fuel-stratified engines

Dynamic Stiffness @ 40Hz:

Idle up to 50% less than Ride

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Dual Isolation

Semi-Active Engine Mount

Dual Isolation devices offer excellent high frequency noise performance with two state, solenoid-switching providing improved idle refinement with no ride compromise.

Static Stiffness Range:

350 – 550 N/mm

Loss Angle tuning range: 5 – 15Hz

Application:

Diesel or Fuel-stratified engines

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Active Mount – VIBRAMOUNT®

  • Active Performance:
  • Achieves cancellation using patented control up to 750 Hz
  • Cancellation over up to 20 engine orders
  • Active & Passive elements work synchronously
  • Intelligently adapts to changes in physical vehicle conditions
  • Enables enhancement of vehicle “soundtrack” through emphasis of selected engine orders
  • Physical Summary:
  • Height 128mm
  • Max Power Required

80 Watts

  • Weight 2.3 kg
  • Output of 120 N
  • Passive Performance:
  • Identical performance to hydraulic mount

Chassis Vibration Measurements:

Mount Off

Mount On : Isolation Mode

Mount On : Isolation with 4th Order

enhanced to improve “soundtrack”

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Suspension Bushes

  • Applications:
  • Damper bushes
  • Engine torque rods
  • Low cost suspension arms

Single Bonded Bushes

Provides a low cost pivot

  • Applications:
  • Damper bushes
  • Suspension arms, where there is insufficient support for a single bonded bush

Double Bonded Bushes

Provides a controlled stiffness pivot

  • Applications:
  • High articulation positions
  • Multi-link sports suspensions

Interleaved Bushes

Provides a controlled stiffness pivot with low torsional stiffness

  • Applications:
  • Front suspension compliance bushes
  • Rear suspension trailing arm bushes
  • Subframe mountings

Hydraulic Bushes

Provides damping control

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Conventional

Suspension Bush

Conventional bush used in a vertical orientation in a front control arm.

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Triple bonded

pivot bush

Z

X

Y

Triple bonded bush used in a vertical orientation in a front control arm.

  • Static Stiffness (N/mm)
  • X – 13 000
  • Y – 20 100
  • Z – 1150
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Patented Subframe Bush

Avon’s patented plastic outer clip design provides significant weight and cost savings whilst providing excellent push out load capability.

Load N

Displacement mm

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Avon ‘Button Bush’ Patent Pending

An enhancement over Aluminium Performance and Rates at Plastic Costs.

  • Integral novel design feature provides:
    • Improved Durability
    • Improved Tune-ability
    • Enhanced Stiffness levels
    • (Compared to conventional plastic outers)
    • Lower Cost
    • Reduced Weight
    • (Compared to aluminium)

Static Stiffness

X = 550N/mm

Y = 1600N/mm

Z = 850N/mm

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Control Arm Suspension

Bush

Front lower control bush for horizontal application.

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Rear Steer

Suspension Bush

Double bonded bush using nylon outer. Used on torsion beam rear suspension to allow mounting in vehicle at inclined angles. Mount and installation characteristics provide rear steer effect.

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“DURABUSH” Generation 2

Patented Hydraulic Bush

Vertical or horizontal fix, hydraulically damped, high durability bush - multiple suspension applications. High amplitude decoupling and dynamic tuning via patented “nose” features. High load capability, 45kN.

Static Stiffness :

X: Non - Damped 600N/mm (300-850)

Y: Damped 600N/mm (300-850)

Z: Axial 1825N/mm (1100-3000)

Loss Angle tuning Y Direction:

7 – 20Hz

  • Applications:
  • Control arm
  • Differential mountings
  • Gearbox mounting
  • Subframe mounting
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Avon “DURABUSH”

Patented Hydraulic Bush

Vertical or horizontal fix, hydraulically damped, high durability bush - multiple suspension applications. High amplitude decoupling and dynamic tuning via patented “nose” features.

Static Stiffness Range Vertical fix:

X: 180 – 500 N/mm

Y: 180 – 500 N/mm

Z: 600 – 1200 N/mm

Loss Angle tuning Y Direction:

7 – 20Hz

  • Applications:
  • Control arm
  • Differential mountings
  • Gearbox mounting
  • Subframe mounting
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Avon “Varibush”

The ‘Varibush’ – Suspension tuning made easy, OK easier……….

  • An enabling tool for Customer Design and Development.
    • Allowing quick trial and implementation of your tuning ideas
  • A Dynamic Vehicle Tuning Package in a bush.
    • Readily available
    • Modular / interchangeable assembly
    • Allows tuning of:
      • tri-axial rates
      • snubber clearance
      • snubber characteristics
      • loss angle
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Dynamic Absorbers

  • Cost competitive design
    • Simple bushing => more cavities per mould
    • Simple tooling
  • Rapid Introduction
    • Simple tooling => reduced leadtimes
    • Typical Production leadtime 10 weeks
    • Prototype process is identical to production
  • Integral Fail-safe
    • Internal stop integral to mass
  • Applications
    • High and low temperature, chassis and power-train.
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Vehicle

Jaguar X Type

Audi A4

Off Roader Radial

Off Roader

Lanrover Freelander 2

VW Touareg

VW Transporter

Landrover

Discovery

Platform

X400

B6

L359

Touareg

T5

T5

Design Level

Production

Production

Prototype

Production

Production

Production

Production

(Axial)

Production (Radial)

Application

Rear Diff

Engine Bay

Gear Box Frame

Rear Chassis

Rear Suspension Strut

Clutch Pedal

Front Subframe

Rear Chassis

Part No.

1X43-4B148-AE

8E0199547

KQD500100

KQD500120

6H52-11002-BB

7L6721871

7H0 199 741A

7H0 499

305A

321A

KQD500123

KQD500133

Resonant Frequency (Hz)

137Hz (Axial)

73Hz (Axial)

80Hz (Radial)

14Hz (Radial)

180Hz (Radial)

123Hz

70Hz-106(Axiall)

14Hz

(Radial)

Mass

2Kg

1.5Kg

2Kg

15.4Kg

380g

306g

2.54Kg

15,4kg

Test Input Amplitude (+/-)

0.866g

1g

0.04mm

0.03mm

0.03mm

2g

0.04mm

0.03mm

Dynamic Absorber Product Matrix

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Moulton

®

®

Moulton Unit

Current Strut

In collaboration with

Developments Ltd

Compact Hydraulic Suspension Systems

Dr Alex Moulton and Avon Automotive are pleased to announce a new collaboration to develop the next generation of compact hydraulic Moulton Suspension Systems

®

  • Benefits of the Moulton Unit
  • Compact height and package
    • Lower bonnet line enables improved pedestrian impact performance
  • Improved Ride & Handling
    • Allows interconnection to overcome traditional compromises
    • Allows intelligent control
  • Low energy, maintenance & weight
    • Hermetically contained system
    • No additional pump required

®