//Accessible Suspension Components
Accessible Suspension Components2019-01-04T09:37:38+00:00

Project Description

Accessible Suspension Components

Application: Wheelchair-Equipped Van

Problem: A new product designer approached us after an unsuccessful search for an existing spring that could handle the suspension requirements associated with converting a van to be wheelchair accessible.

The MWI Solution:

  • Met with the customer to review existing spring applications and requirements
  • Designed a variable rate spring that:
    • fit within the OEM suspension environment
    • handled the additional weight of the accessibility components
    • provided the same ride height as the OEM suspension
  • Developed a prototype spring and sent it to the customer for testing

Result(s):

The prototype spring performed well. The customer moved forward with their product design and eventually placed an order, bringing the new product to market as a means of equipping vans with wheelchair access.

Suspension Spring Design for Wheelchair Accessible Van

MWI Location(s):
Pontotoc Spring

Market(s):
Automotive

Product Type(s):
Hot Wound (or Hot Coil) Springs

Hot Wound Coil Springs