Consumers want lighter-weight vehicles for better fuel economy, but they don’t want to sacrifice speed or performance. This means manufacturers need to produce more powerful assemblies and equipment in smaller spaces. In addition, tightened budgets mean they have to boost their assembly-line efficiency at the same as they find new ways to add value.NORGLIDE® Bearings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are becoming the components of choice for Automotive manufacturers seeking smartly designed steering systems with fewer and lighter components in place. They offer manufacturers a compact solution that reduces vibration and harshness, enhances reliability and reduces assembly time and labour, ultimately lowering costs.
Saint-Gobain RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are used to provide overload protection to the lock collar in the case of a vehicle theft.
Automotive Chassis Applications
The Collapsible Steering Column uses a RENCOL® Tolerance Ring to provide axial resistance in the steering column during a vehicle collision.
Saint-Gobain's RENCOL® Tolerance Rings provide axial resistance in the steering column during a vehicle collision. Our solution is a simple 3-component system that utlises a RENCOL Tolerance Ring fitted between an outer jacket and an inner tube.
A RENCOL® Tolerance Ring is used to control the torque of the Drive Gear (acts as a simple fuse) in a column mounted Electric Power Steering System (EPSS).
Saint-Gobain's RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are used to control the torque of the drive gear and acts as a simple fuse, in a column mounted electric power steering system.
A NORGLIDE® Bearing is used to directly replace the needle bearings within the Pinion Gear.
A RENCOL® Tolerance Ring is used to mount the Magnet Sensor to the Electric Power Steering (EPS) motor.
The Steering Column uses a NORGLIDE® Bearing to directly replace the rolling element bearings.
The Steering Height Adjustment uses a NORGLIDE® Bearing to provide a low friction surface in which column height adjustment can occur.
Saint-Gobain NORGLIDE® Bearings offer convenient and cost-effective solutions for a wide range of automotive applications. These maintenance free and wear resistant bearings are capable of handling direct torque transfer, torque slip, axial retention, controlled collapse and radial loading between the mating components.