Automotive manufacturers face increasing challenges to increase corrosion protection, automate assembly, while enabling the ecoating painting process and reducing the overall weight.
NORGLIDE® Bearings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings are utilized and effective in numerous automotive exterior systems. Their durability under loads, corrosion resistance, and ability to comply with painting applications, are primary reasons for their popularity by automobile manufacturers.
NORGLIDE® Bearings from Saint-Gobain enable weight and space savings, improve the painting process and perform noise free and consistently over the life time of the vehicle.
The Pedestrian Safety in the Hood Hinge works with high load capable NORGLIDE® Bearings for immediate actuation of the safety system. This application uses bearings specifically designed for painting purposes to avoid disturbances like paint bridges or undesired paint inhomogeneity.
The Powered Tailgate uses a RENCOL® Tolerance Ring to provide overload protection to the electrically actuated tailgate system by slipping when exceeding a defined torque level. This allows manual overruling to prevent damage or injury to the person or obstacle that is preventing the tailgate from closing.
The Retractable Hard Top uses a NORGLIDE® Bearing inside to withstand the wind loads when convertibles are opened or closed while the user is driving the car. Furthermore, the bearings in retractable top applications survive the most severe climate conditions even in combination with light weight hinge parts.
The Side Door Stamped Hinge contains a NORGLIDE® Bearing to allow a robust assembly with excellent misalignment compensation while providing a precise torque range and smooth door opening and closing function. The bearing's load capability supports consistent operation over time.
The Sliding Door Hinge uses a NORGLIDE® Bearing. When opened or closed, the bearing is able to compensate high shock loads. Sliding door hinges contain different metal and plastic materials that are partially painted. However, NORGLIDE® Bearings are perfectly adapted to the very high corrosion resistance demands.