//Accessible Suspension Components
Accessible Suspension Components 2016-11-12T14:02:24+00:00

Project Description

Accessible Suspension Components

Application: Wheelchair Equipped Van

Problem: A new product designer approached us in frustration, unable to find a spring on the market that would handle the suspension requirements associated with converting a van to be wheelchair accessible.

The MWI Solution:

  • Met with customer to review existing spring application 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 very well. The customer was able to move forward on their product design, eventually placing an order and 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