Reyco Granning has introduced ComfortMaster, the next generation of the company’s IFS suspension lineup.
According to a press release, the first two platform variants will be based on 17,000-pound GAWR and 20,000-pound GAWR systems available for shipment Nov. 26. Additional capacities are in development and new configurations will follow.
ComfortMaster will be the direct replacement for the IFS17S3, IFS18S3, and IFS20S3 product families. After a brief overlap period these existing transit bus and motorhome IFS products will be phased out to make way for production of the new ComfortMaster series.
The system comes as a complete module without any loose parts and includes sub-frame/cradle, power steering gear, steering linkage, and all components to make it a unitized bolt-in system.
ComfortMaster feature an industry-first nitrogen charged and sealed McPherson-style strut architecture. The Nitrogen strut integrates the functions of spring, shock absorber, king-pin, and upper control arm into one component making the construction lightweight and efficient.
“The tidy packaging of the strut affords the highest possible wheel-cut angle allowed by today’s tire manufacturers; at a true 60-degrees vehicle maneuverability is simply unprecedented,” said President John Stuart.
Reyco Granning completed subjective and instrumented performance evaluation comparing the ComfortMaster to both legacy Reyco Granning products and the leading competitor product. The on-vehicle evaluation “clearly demonstrated a best-in-class ride and handling performance,” the release stated, including improving the lane change lateral acceleration by 29%. On a key ride metric, the vertical acceleration was improved by 32%.
“With some iterative tuning we were able to achieve the Holy Grail, improving handling without compromising ride,” said Raoul Steenekamp, vice president, engineering.
The ComfortMaster is ready for your application and is Reyco Granning’s most thoroughly validated product to date including on-vehicle testing, lab testing, & field testing. More information about Reyco Granning and the ComfortMaster suspension can be found at www.reycogranning.com.