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KONI, Axtone And Piedrafita Present Expanded Range of Defence Products at DSEI 2017


    OUD-BEIJERLAND, The Netherlands, September 11th – KONI will be present at this year’s DSEI fair to highlight its expanded range of defence applications. The industry leader in externally adjustable dampers will team up with engineering company Piedrafita to manufacture and market hydraulic rotary dampers for use in military vehicles. 
    DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s leading defence and security exhibition. At the event KONI and Piedrafita will introduce the new rotary damper AR29T, which is designed especially for use in heavy vehicles that have to traverse rough environments. The damper is an evolution of the existing AR01/AR02, but has an extended range of use. It’s more durable and can withstand higher temperatures and heavier loads.

    Hydraulic rotary dampers offer the highest level of damping capacity and heat dissipation, and require no maintenance. The collaboration between KONI and Piedrafita allows this specialist technology to be more readily available to a wider market. KONI has the industrial capacity and the worldwide footprint. Piedrafita brings an extensive research and development capability to the table.

    The defence industry is a demanding one. Military suspension systems are subjected to extreme circumstances, but KONI has stood up to the challenge and has been awarded with several significant orders. The company is increasing its focus on the defence market. Together with sister company Axtone and partner Piedrafita, KONI has greatly expanded its portfolio of heavy duty suspension systems.

    At DSEI, KONI’s extended range of defence applications – including Hydroride®, rotary dampers and Axtone’s high performance coil springs – is highlighted at exhibition stand N5-350. This year DSEI is being held from the 12th to the 15th of September at the International Exhibition Centre ExCel in London. In 2015 the exhibition was a major success, with 34.038 attendees, 1.683 exhibitors, including 42 international pavilions.

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.

About KONI

With over 150 years of experience in suspension solutions, KONI has the know-how to optimize a vehicle’s driving, feeling and handling. Operating on all continents, KONI products are supplied to the world’s markets through a vast number of local distributors. KONI develops, manufactures and sells hydraulic shock absorbers and suspension systems for street and racing cars, buses, trucks, trailers, railway rolling stock, defence and industrial applications. Since 1972, KONI is part of ITT, a global diversified industrial company with employees in more than 35 countries and customers in approximately 125 countries.

About Axtone

Axtone is an expert in coil springs and in impact energy absorption technology for all types of rail vehicles. Its experience, technical competence, ability to innovate and willingness to follow increasingly challenging customer requirements, improves the quality of Axtone products and solutions. Customers include companies from all over the world. Axtone’s solutions are used in the railway sector, but also in the mining industry, in construction machinery, military vehicles, playground equipment, power plants, agricultural machines and systems used for vibration isolation.

About Piedrafita

Piedrafita excels in special mobility engineering. The company started out as a motorsport engineering company and has accumulated over thirty years of experience. Piedrafita’s products have been developed using in depth technical knowledge and thousands of hours of extensive testing. Twenty years ago, Piedrafita built the first generation of high performance rotary dampers and became one of the top worldwide specialists in this technology. Because of this, Piedrafita is now providing its rotary damper solution to the biggest current tracked vehicle supply programme in Europe.


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