Control links are primarily used in the rail vehicle industry to assist with axle location and resistance to breaking and traction forces. Additionally, they can be also used in some other industries such as in automotive or off-highway vehicle suspension systems.
TMS Rubber could manufacture various applications of rubber bearings including rail vehicle suspensions, pivot arms, engine and gearbox mountings and control links.
Rubber bushes are a type of anti-vibration bush that generally consist of cylindrical inner and outer metals, fully bonded with rubber in between. The rubber bush for the suspension can be pressed into a housing, which will provide compliance between the inner and outer metals in the radial, axial, torsional and conical directions. Rubber bushes are generally used in the first and second suspension of the railway vehicles,
Spherical bearings permit movement around a central point, usually they support a rotating shaft that is required to move rotationally and in various angles. The product also could be used for various purposes such as mechanical joints on rail vehicle suspensions, pivot arms, engine / gearbox mountings and as captive cab mountings.
Chevron Springs are commonly used in railway industry and heavy duty machinery since they are multipurpose vibration reducing elements. Life time of chevron springs is satisfying due to their durability and it could be taken advantage of them in rail vehicle applications
The compact design of conical mounts delivers high load capacity along with large static vertical deflection. Conical mounts provide very effective noise and vibration reduction through a simple design, these can be used on rail vehicls.
Stop buffers are designed to protect against high impact shock and are available with either a single fixing stud or a mounting plate.
Rubber springs’ designs allow for relatively high levels of deflections for shock absorption. In most cases their design is such that the center of the rubber spring is hollow and profiled to allow for high levels of deflection without over stressing the rubber.
Rubber dampers are used to reduce the transmission of shock to the surrounding structure. Shock absorption is possible as the rubber absorber deflects under the applied shock load. The construction of rubber dampers (also known as rectangular buffers) is such that rubber is bonded to a metal plate which incorporates a number of fixing holes allowing for simple installation.
Layer springs are generally consisting of a top plate and a bottom plate connected through vulcanized rubber. Layer springs could provide different levels of vertical stiffness, lateral stiffness and compression height to ensure the stability of the vehicle, train, when running at high speed.