As one of the world’s premier automotive technology companies, ZF is a reliable partner to the Australian truck industry providing cutting edge original equipment componentry to car, truck and bus manufacturers. It is also a major manufacturer and provider of aftermarket products to the same high original equipment standards, to service the heavy vehicle market in Australia.
The technical properties are exactly tailored to the requirements of manufacturers, made with impressively high-quality materials and sophisticated machining processes.
Through its SACHS brand, ZF offers the Australian aftermarket, shock absorbers and clutches, all manufactured to full original-equipment specifications and available to fit a wide range of leading commercial vehicles, all time-proven suitable for local conditions.
Specialist technologies are applied to contribute to improvements in vehicle handling and precision tailored to vehicle type and axle and spring design. A big plus when it comes to safety.
SACHS shock absorbers ensure the reliable and cost-efficient operation of trucks and other commercial vehicles. Like all SACHS spares, they are synonymous with German quality and are especially durable.
SACHS commercial shock absorbers are designed to optimise driver comfort and provide a safe, consistent platform to effectively relieve the daily strain on both vehicle and driver. And at the same time to safely transport even the most sensitive of payloads.
Shock absorbers are a safety-related component which, together with the spring, forms the end link between the suspension and the vehicle body. It reduces vibration in the suspension spring, slows it down and optimises road contact.
In addition to conventional shock absorbers for trucks, the SACHS portfolio includes trailer and even driver seat shock absorbers in an extensive range of fitments, designed to replicate the performance of the original-equipment items.
It is recommended that commercial vehicle suspension and shock absorbers be inspected at each maintenance interval for wear and damage, with parts replaced as necessary. A complete inspection of suspension components and shock absorbers should be undertaken every 80,000 to 100,000 kms for commercial road vehicles to ensure ongoing safe operation.
ZF also offers a range of SACHS commercial clutches and components, again made to original equipment standards, and designed to both maximise power delivery and durability.
SACHS offers a wide range of clutch solutions from truck clutch plates, concentric slave cylinders and clutch release bearings, to complete truck clutch replacement kits that contain all the components needed.
SACHS clutches and clutch parts are manufactured using premium materials and remanufacturing is also taken into consideration during the design process, with SACHS recognised as a leader in the field of clutch remanufacturing for many years.
Its use of facings that are free from asbestos and lead are also a standard feature, while SACHS utilises a special facing for its 362mm, 395mm, 400mm and 430mm clutch discs. This is particularly strong and thermally stable, and protects the friction surface of the flywheel and significantly decreases wear, which further contributes to the economic operation of trucks so fitted.
The fact that over 170 million SACHS clutches, truck clutch kits and truck clutch plates have been sold worldwide demonstrates the long-standing experience and the high level of competence of its specialists as the market leader in this sector, where ZF is a reliable partner to the Australian truck industry.