Roadlink International discusses its extensive portfolio of OE quality suspension-related components from manufacturers Weweler and AL-KO.
Weweler leaf springs are redesigned to suit specific vehicle models and specific operational areas. This means that even if another spring looks the same, there is a risk that it will offer poorer comfort, payload, drivability and last but not least: lifetime.
The high quality and long service life of Weweler springs assures comfort and road holding needed for safe and economical transportation work in an environment friendly way.
Weweler’s modern process starts during the concept phase, which involves simulations, fatigue analysis and life-span calculations. All the steps in the process are targeted at realising optimum reliability and achieving a product that will deliver maximum efficiency rather than offering the cheapest springs on the market.
Thanks to strict dimensional precision as per OE specification, Weweler springs are quick to install. In addition, they are equipped with high quality silent blocs and accessories.
VDL Weweler-Colaert has conceived a new type of silent bloc, which by its geometry assures comfort an improved road holding. The concept of the insertion into the eye, guarantees a better repartition of the traction and the torsion forces on to the main leaf, which improves the endurance and the performance.
Water-based paint is applied with special paint spray guns and is used as a standard for all parabolic springs and trailing arms. The anti-corrosive properties are even better than most zinc-based coatings.
As an official distributor of Weweler road springs for the CV aftermarket, Roadlink holds an extensive stock range, together with all the required U-bolts and fittings, at its central distribution centre.
Next-day delivery options are offered, as well as a VOR service if required. A dedicated online cross reference tool is available with 70,000 cross references loaded. A two-year warranty is included, and technical assistance is readily available.
The Spanish shock absorber manufacturer AL-KO is part of the German AL-KO Kober Group, and has been manufacturing components for the automotive, commercial and leisure industry since 1931. AL-KO develops and manufactures a wide range of shock absorbers for a diverse range of industries, including for trucks, trailers and buses.
AL-KO produces more than 3,500 units per day and uses the same manufacturing processes, standards and rules for the aftermarket as they do for their growing number of original equipment business partners.
AL-KO is quality approved and specified by some of the most demanding world-class OEMs such as Schmitz, Weweler, Saf Holland, Iveco, Renault etc which demonstrates why AL-KO is a European leader in the field of suspension.
With accreditations such as ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO TS16949, strict process controls and full traceability down to component level, they provide a solution that can be trusted for OE and aftermarket replacement alike.
50% of Europe’s air suspended trailer axles now have AL-KO shock absorbers fitted as original equipment.
Features highlighted include the weight-saving and durable plastic outer dust cover, a sturdy and virtually unbreakable construction, and a special sealing system which minimises the chance of oil leaks and, therefore, greatly extends service life of the shock absorber.
The pistons include PTFE piston rings which help maintain the thermo-stability of the oil, while in-house produce valves eliminate noise caused by the internal passage of the oil through the shock absorber.
A unique AL-KO high-performance shock absorber oil is the result of long-term laboratory testing, and is said to cope with great changes in temperature and density.
Roadlink offers customers in the UK and Ireland a three-year warranty for the shock absorber range. References from AL-KO’s CV range are available to cross refer on TecDoc, and on the Roadlink online catalogue.