Product Overview

Semi-Active technology – rapidly adjusting the damping rate but not the spring force – delivers a 30% increase in mobility in an affordable package.

Horstman semi-active technology (sometimes called Active Damping) allows a vehicle dynamic ride performance to be dynamically adjusted. The Horstman proprietary algorithm analyses vehicle motion to actively control the damping force generated as a result of a given input wheel velocity. Bump / jounce and rebound damping are independently controlled by the electronic control unit.

Variations in the vehicle mass, centre of gravity, and moments of inertia are automatically compensated for, ensuring a great ride performance for all terrain types.

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FeatureAccessories
Semi-active / Active DampingImproved ride performance, with reduced absorbed energy versus a passive system.
Faster mobility over given terrain. Faster settling time after firing / launch.
High levels of damping only when needed - lower damping when not required.
Lower unit running temperature – less energy dissipated.
Reduced frequency and load of bump and rebound stop impacts.
Reduce duty cycle on suspension components may improve life of some parts.
Reduced fuel consumption and crew fatigue.
Reduced duty / increased life for on board components.
Improved weapon station accuracy and durability.
More consistent vehicle performance for various vehicle masses.
Anti-rollReduced vehicle roll, with reduced mechanical complexity.
Anti-diveImproved braking performance, with reduce vehicle pitching.
Ride Height StabilisationActive ride height management to compensate for load / temperature effects.
Wheeled Application Tracked Application
ATV
CAV
Tactical
Towed
6x6 8x8
Mining
Agri
<24T
25-35T
Special
36-90T

Options

  • Ride Height Control System (RHCS).
  • Fully active.
  • Single or Dual spring / secondary volume.

Accessories

  • Charging kit – HydroboosterTM
  • Electronic control unit (ECU)
  • Suspension Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC) Software