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Light-weight chassis of high-tensile steel

2015-09-06 | Press releases

Since many years BPW has been continuously working an reduction of weights of their products range. This year a chassis will be presented, which has been manufactured of high-tensile steel.

The benefit for the customer is the increase of caravan's payload. Furthermore it allows towing of higher equipped caravans with existing vehicles. 

The development had to overcome a lot of challenges, which was finally awarded in a unique ho­mologation of drawbars made of high-tensile material for BPW Fahrzeugtechnik. Comprehensive tests were executed to reach finally the permission of the German "Kraftfahrbundesamt (KBA)". Last but not least the production equipment was adapted to the "new" material. 

As a matter of course the lifetime won't be affected by the weight reduction, which was proven by benchmark tests an BPW-owned test rigs and lifecycle tracks. 

BPW will carry an working an the weight reduction of its chassis components in order to raise the benefit of their customers. 

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