Ultralight Tie Rods: Half the weight - same superior performance
This cutting-edge development is redefining lightweight construction in the aerospace industry. HIRSCHMANN, in cooperation with Austrian company Teufelberger, has introduced extremely light Tie Rods with aluminum-titanium bearings to the market.
- This combination of HIRSCHMANN Lightweight Bearings and Teufelberger Tie Rods made of a meshwork of high-tensile composite fibers, results in a product design offering a significant weight reduction at high load capacity.
- "Our innovation creates the possibility for considerable energy savings in the aerospace industry and leads to an improvement of overall economics,” underlines HIRSCHMANN CTO Rainer Harter.
With the patent-pending extremely light aluminum-titanium spherical bearings, HIRSCHMANN has already made a breakthrough in automotive racing – a discipline where weight reduction plays an important role. These lightweight bearings reach the same performance values as standard bearing technology, but with only half the weight.
This innovative bearing technology is also now being successfully applied in the aerospace industry. The Tie Rods transfer movement and force optimally across the gimbal-mounted suspension in an aircraft. Airplane doors, the mounting of cabin equipment, walls, and racks for cabin luggage are just a few of the possible applications for these new HIRSCHMANN products. The Tie Rods with lightweight bearings are available in variable lengths for countless applications.