Eliminate unwanted noises with customised solutions

May 19. 2015

Eliminate unwanted noises with customised solutions

Car manufacturers can prevent most unwanted noises using specific lubricants matching the individual application

Noises in cars are a nuisance to customers and a major challenge for manufacturers and suppliers. On the one hand, there is the time and resources it takes to localise and eliminate sources of noise already in the design stage.  On the other, there is a serious threat to a brand's image when disgruntled customers air their grievances on the internet. Since noise, especially inside the car, is often generated by minute stick-slip movement between adjacent components, lubricants can bring immediate and efficient relief by reducing friction. Klüber Lubrication offers a handy kit of 14 damping lubricants matching the individual requirements of its customers.

Made to match the requirements of developers

"There are hundreds of friction points in every car - a real challenge for your R&D engineers and noise experts. It's always good to deal with them already in the design stage so that extensive reworking can be avoided," declares Jörn Bechert, Head of Sales (GATEs) at Klüber Lubrication. "For many years, we have been successful partners to the global automotive industry, especially in their R&D activities. Based on our extensive experience, we have created this toolbox for developers and NVH teams. This is how we cooperate with car manufactures to solve noise problems around the world". Each kit is handed over personally to customers by the respective contact person from Klüber Lubrication. The kit also allows lubricants to be taken on outdoor test routes.  Delivery abroad is possible without problems, as the kit does not contain any dangerous substance such as propellants - all sprays are filled in pump dispensers.

Advice included

Speciality lubricants made by Klüber Lubrication reduce noises generated by vibration and friction as well as the creaking and squeaking of ventilation valves, sun visors, window lifters and other components. These greases and oils also meet all the other requirements of the automotive industry: they have versatile uses, are neutral in odour and characterised by excellent compatibility with plastics. Especially the products of the Klüberalfa MR 3 series offer outstanding properties for applications in car interiors. Being clear fluids, they cannot be seen or smelt and do not leave any visible residues.
"Acoustics experts and noise prevention specialists will find the right lubricant for their problem among our range. And just like R&D engineers, they will benefit from our experts' advice", says Bechert.

About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry. Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2.000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organisation with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.

Press contact
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 78 76-467

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