MDS high-efficiency engine mounts from Trelleborg Industrial AVS are being use by Hyundai Heavy Industries throughout its range of 5 tonne forklifts due to the mount's superior performance and extended life.
Trelleborg Industrial AVS designed the MDS (multi-directional snubbing) mount specifically to ensure the highest standards of vibration suppression and low noise in both engines and cabs of advanced off-highway and industrial vehicles. There are three 5 tonne forklifts in Hyundai's diesel-powered range with engine options from 67.7 kW (92 HP) at 2,300 rpm to 73 kW (100HP).
Bob Yang, Key Account Manager at Trelleborg Industrial AVS Asia Pacific, commented: “We are very pleased to have been selected as the preferred supplier to Hyundai for this range of vehicles. Our engineers in China have worked very closely with the customer to find a solution that provides excellent isolation across a range of vehicle options. Extensive product testing by Hyundai confirmed that the MDS service life was much longer than with other competitors parts, when used in this demanding application. The use of Trelleborg mounts will reduce warranty and service costs in the medium to long term and increase customer satisfaction as well."
The MDS range is designed to maintain stability in the engines and cabs of small to medium forklifts, excavators, skid steer loaders and compactors as well as larger vehicles, such as articulated dump trucks and maxi wheel loaders. MDS mounts are installed in pairs via a two-part, single-bolt installation, which will absorb high dynamic shock loads, while limiting movement in all directions.
The MDS mount is designed for maximum vertical dynamic snubbing from +/- 6mm and horizontal dynamic snubbing from +/- 3mm. The standard range accommodates static vertical loads from 70 to 500 kg. with deflection at maximum static load of 2.5mm to 4mm and axial to radial stiffness ratio of 1.5:1 rising to 3:1.