Product Overview

Horstman active technology has been developed to provide the ultimate in high-performance suspension.

Proven on platforms such as the LAV-25, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), SCANIA TGB30 and Lancer.
This technology differs from conventional suspension in that the absorbed energy is electrical, not heat, and is regenerative when the vehicle wheel is pushed toward bump (jounce), and powered when extending toward rebound.

Suitable for all vehicle systems, including wheeled and tracked, at all weight classes and providing true innovation to all-electric vehicles.

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FeatureBenefit
Total force control of a wheelFast controlled movement of the wheel suspension movement, providing the very best suspension performance, with reduced fuel consumption / increased range.
Any spring characteristic, programmable by softwareAny shape spring characteristic is possible, with the Horstman active suspension system, allowing for adaptive tuning and adjustment.

The spring characteristic can also be varied at any time for any operational scenario, by software. For example, on-road and off-road performance can be varied intelligently.
Any damping characteristic, programmable by softwareAny damping characteristic is possible, with the Horstman active suspension system, allowing for tuning and adjustment.

The damping characteristic can also be varied at any time for any operational scenario, by software, including the capability to tune anti-dive, anti-roll and stabilisation of weapons and sensor systems when firing on the move.
Integrated System ApproachThe suspension unit, sensor package, electrical power management, control system and vehicle interfaces are all supplied by Horstman, simplifying the installation and integration into a vehicle platform.
Redundant passive suspension functionalityOn loss of power the system reverts to a passive suspension mode to maintain mobility. 
Wheeled Application Tracked Application
ATV
CAV
Tactical
Towed
6x6 8x8
Mining
Agri
<24T
25-35T
Special
36-90T

Options

  • Ride height system
  • Suspension lockout

Accessories

  • Charging kit – HydroboosterTM
  • Wheel hub, light weight wheels, wear guards, bump stops