Design flexibility is key.
When dealing with military customers, there are a lot of pressures to face in terms of data security from the OEM. It’s rare to hear news about innovations from the military sector and there’s good reason for it. Information security is one of the most important aspects of today’s armed forces operations and one that Pailton Engineering is very familiar with.
We rigorously test components under the load or forces it may encounter to establish an accurate fatigue life of the parts and system as a whole. Using test rigs and assault courses, we simulate the type of conditions the vehicle will contend with out in the field, to provide useful data.
Many times, a military steering system will be exposed to salt, water, grit and mud, something that our components have been designed specifically to handle.
The bevel gear box is a pivotal component in the steering system, transmitting torque through 90 degrees in order to provide a compact steering system package. Our generation three bevel boxes have an improved rotational torque rating to reduce steering input effort, and can handle temperatures as low as -40°C.
This enables military vehicles to travel through a wide variety of environments, with excellent wading capabilities.