Vehicle Fixation – Wheel Hub Fixation
The wheel hub fixation is usable for standard passenger cars, heavy duty vehicles, testing vehicles and prototypes up to 3.5 t. To fix the vehicle at its wheel hubs two fixation rods and a fixation bearing are attached to all rotating wheels each. The rotating mass at the wheel hub is of negligible weight. The rods are clamped to sticking anchors or sliding anchors and thus are connected to the floor of the testing room.
Bearing and Fixation Rods
One of the two rods per fixation triangle is tightly screwed to the fixation bearing. This bearing fits onto a cone-shaped adaptor that is mounted to the wheel hub before. The bearing can be used for test runs up to 300 km/h.The second rod is tightly connected to the first rod using a push-fit coupling. It serves as lateral stabilisation.
The whole process of mounting the wheel hub fixation is described along with photos on a separate page.
The wheel hub rod (RST) is screwed together with the fixation bearing. This bearing fits onto an adaptor that is mounted to the wheel hub before. The connection of bearing and adaptor is established fast, easily and safely by using only one screw.
The diagonal wheel hub rod (DRST) builds up the fixation triangle together with the rod RST. A push-fit coupling ensures the secure connection of both rods with each other. The fixation triangle absorbs transverse and longitudinal forces.
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