LORD Magneto-Rheological controllable shock absorbers (MR Suspensions) improve vehicle performance by reacting and adapting to terrain and other conditions thousands of times per second. When compared to traditional systems, MR Suspensions provide improved dynamic stability, ride quality and overall vehicle performance.
MR controllable dampers are a proven commercial solution providing infinitely variable force resistance within a wide control range. With almost instantaneous response time and mechanical simplicity, MR controllable dampers have low power requirements and enable simple retrofits.
Features and Benefits
In-line and external accumulator (volume compensator)
Semi-active suspension using MR Fluid (fluid changes to near-solid in magnetic field)
Superior, symmetrical control range
Provides very fast, variable force: 5 milliseconds
Ultra-low power requirements: less than 5 amps on average
Simple construction; no mechanical moving parts in the valve
Flexible design allows easy retrofit
Broad operating environment
Dampers have been successfully tested to over 4 million cycles - compared to HMMWV passive damper spec of 1 million cycles.