New Product Development: Buffer tank serves as silencer

New Product Development: Buffer tank serves as silencer

The component was developed on site and attenuates noise in Volvo trucks. More new developments are in the pipeline.

The buffer tank was developed in 2014 at the request of our customer Volvo. Production was launched in the second-half of 2014 and, now, the Czech plant in Hustopeče is producing in large numbers. Surfaces are coated at the sister plant of Frauenthal Automotive inTorun(Poland). Jörg Hessler, CEO of the Air Tank business unit, is delighted about the new development: "With this technical solution, we have again been able to show that Frauenthal Automotive is also a reliable partner for specific bespoke solutions and new developments as well as for process implementation."

Solution for specific customer requirements

At a length of 98 mm and a maximum diameter of 60 mm, it is one of the smallest products ever offered by the business unit Air Tank. The buffer tank ensures a smooth flow of compressed air between compressor and air drier. It is mounted at the exit of the compressor line above the front axle of the Volvo truck.