"Heavy loads put additional pressure on vehicle suspension. This can cause a range of issues, such as reduced brake efficiency, tyre wear and difficulty in steering. It also leads to additional costs which we have hugely reduced thanks to our new Lesjöfors suspension spring design."

Project Overview

The life of a pick-up truck is tough. They mean business, no nonsense, no fuss, just robust handling in rugged terrains.

However, look a little deeper and beneath its macho shell is an art of engineering bespoke designed to handle the rough and tumble expectations of a pick-up.

Dive even further and you’ll discover that there is a demand from the UK market for an increased payload which requires a whole new level of suspension spring and this is where Lesjöfors Heavy Springs comes in.

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Key Highlights

Product Design

Critical Thinking

Problem SOlving

Expert Engineering

Design Criteria

What was the brief?
To custom design a nest of springs that specifically solved a repetitive weight issue, in addition to extensively expanding the prior limitations and reducing the subsequent suspension spring damage to heavily loaded pick-ups
What makes the project special?
The collaborative working between pick-up truck specialists and Lesjöfors Heavy Springs has also led to the development of new suspension springs specifically for wheelchair accessible mobility vehicles
What did Lesjöfors Heavy Springs do?
Working in collaboration with the customer, understanding their requirements and product design specifications, we designed and manufactured a spring solution that solved their prior weight issues, reduced the existing limitations and subsequent suspension spring damage and increased the operations cost effectiveness.
What challenges did Lesjöfors Heavy Springs overcome?
When UK importers bring in pick-up trucks, the vehicles have a lighter payload and need to be modified for the heavier loads of the UK market. Our team not only designed and developed a spring solution to suit the customer’s demands they also and most importantly, achieved the recognition of ‘type approved’ for the UK market which is a huge challenge.

Manufacturing

The objectives of the project were strategically aligned with the manufacturing infrastructure the Lesjöfors Heavy Springs division delivers.

With some of the most advanced heavy duty CNC coiling manufacturing facilities available, our team of engineers were able to develop a number of designs, work up prototypes and samples, utilise our 3D scanning facilities and subsequently deliver a product that excelled expectations.

Material requirements demanded high quality chrome silicon which was coil coiled, heat treated, underwent shot peening and then powder coated in line with the customers specific demands.
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Process

Partnership processing between the customer and our customer service team, account managers and engineers is crucial to the success of a project like this. 

Managing all the specifications to not only deliver a spring solution that solves the customers issues but also delivers a cost effective product line, takes a team of minds.
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Find out more about the industries we work with:

Our compression, torsion and tension spring components perform numerous functions across a host of applications in a variety of environments and sectors across the world. Discover some of the industries building the world’s infrastructure, one spring at a time.

We are world-leading heavy spring manufacturers, delivering the greatest expertise in compression, torsion and tension spring manufacturing.

As market-leading solution providers, we specialise in spring components across multiple sectors, building the world’s infrastructure one spring at a time.

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