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Vibration reduction for commercial vehicles:
The SACHS dual-mass flywheel for trucks

Truck dual-mass flywheel (truck DMF)

Modern engines can be driven at extremely low engine speeds and generate increasingly high torques. At the same time, components are becoming ever more lightweight to save fuel. These and other technical optimizations in trucks increase noise and reduce natural damping.

The SACHS truck dual-mass flywheel (DMF) transmits the engine torque to the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk. It decouples vibrations otherwise transferred from the engine to the driveline, effectively preventing rattling and humming noises. For the driver, this means the highest level of shifting and driving comfort.

The DMF for trucks offers a wide range of advantages. They include high noise quality with reduced fuel consumption, excellent vibration damping across the entire speed range, effective transmission and clutch protection and optimal start-stop behavior, as well as a long service life and reduced installation space requirements.

Modern engines can be driven at extremely low engine speeds and generate increasingly high torques. At the same time, components are becoming ever more lightweight to save fuel. These and other technical optimizations in trucks increase noise and reduce natural damping.

The SACHS truck dual-mass flywheel (DMF) transmits the engine torque to the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk. It decouples vibrations otherwise transferred from the engine to the driveline, effectively preventing rattling and humming noises. For the driver, this means the highest level of shifting and driving comfort.

The DMF for trucks offers a wide range of advantages. They include high noise quality with reduced fuel consumption, excellent vibration damping across the entire speed range, effective transmission and clutch protection and optimal start-stop behavior, as well as a long service life and reduced installation space requirements.

Vibration Reduction in all Speed Ranges

SACHS dual-mass flywheels for trucks are designed so that engine vibrations are largely reduced in all speed ranges. SACHS engineers develop truck dual-mass flywheels according to the specifications of the vehicle manufacturers.

SACHS dual-mass flywheels for trucks are designed so that engine vibrations are largely reduced in all speed ranges. SACHS engineers develop truck dual-mass flywheels according to the specifications of the vehicle manufacturers.

FAQ about the SACHS dual-mass flywheel for trucks

  • What is the function of the dual-mass flywheel for trucks?

    The truck DMF transmits the engine torque to the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk. Its primary purpose is to isolate the torsional vibrations generated in the engine, preventing them from passing into the driveline.

    The truck DMF transmits the engine torque to the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk. Its primary purpose is to isolate the torsional vibrations generated in the engine, preventing them from passing into the driveline.

  • Why is it a good idea to use a truck DMF?

    The current engine technology places higher and higher demands on clutch systems and the entire driveline. Consumption-optimized truck engines, such as diesel and gasoline engines using direct injection, already develop high torque at low speeds. The usable engine speed range is additionally reduced towards the idling speed level to enable fuel-efficient and low-emission driving. This increases the combustion engine’s rotational irregularities. For the driveline and driver, this means increased vibrations, increased noise and reduced comfort. This is where the DMF comes in as a powerful torsional vibration isolator. It helps protect the driveline against harmful vibration and ensures low-noise and comfortable driving.

    The current engine technology places higher and higher demands on clutch systems and the entire driveline. Consumption-optimized truck engines, such as diesel and gasoline engines using direct injection, already develop high torque at low speeds. The usable engine speed range is additionally reduced towards the idling speed level to enable fuel-efficient and low-emission driving. This increases the combustion engine’s rotational irregularities. For the driveline and driver, this means increased vibrations, increased noise and reduced comfort. This is where the DMF comes in as a powerful torsional vibration isolator. It helps protect the driveline against harmful vibration and ensures low-noise and comfortable driving.

  • Where is the DMF installed in the truck?

    The SACHS dual-mass flywheel is installed between engine and transmission, together with the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk.

    The SACHS dual-mass flywheel is installed between engine and transmission, together with the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk.

  • How does the SACHS dual-mass flywheel for trucks work?

    The flywheel is divided into a primary and a secondary mass. An extremely powerful multi-spring damping system is installed between the two masses.

    Effective compression springs with a multi-stage characteristic curve design ensure optimal vibration isolation.

    The flywheel is divided into a primary and a secondary mass. An extremely powerful multi-spring damping system is installed between the two masses.

    Effective compression springs with a multi-stage characteristic curve design ensure optimal vibration isolation.

  • What are the benefits of the truck DMF made by SACHS?

    The SACHS DMF offers numerous advantages, such as optimal vibration isolation across the entire speed range, individual adaptation to the vehicle design, effective noise reduction, smooth setting-off behavior, great shifting and driving comfort, protection of the transmission, excellent start-stop behavior, long service life, reduced installation space requirements, possible pull-type and push-type clutch actuation as well as fuel economy thanks to reduced consumption because vehicles can be operated at lower rpm levels.

    The SACHS DMF offers numerous advantages, such as optimal vibration isolation across the entire speed range, individual adaptation to the vehicle design, effective noise reduction, smooth setting-off behavior, great shifting and driving comfort, protection of the transmission, excellent start-stop behavior, long service life, reduced installation space requirements, possible pull-type and push-type clutch actuation as well as fuel economy thanks to reduced consumption because vehicles can be operated at lower rpm levels.

  • How can I test a truck DMF?

    A DMF can only be tested on a special test bench for dual-mass flywheels. The workshop can only perform a visual inspection. The visual inspection, however, – similar to the tests on the test bench – only provides a snapshot. The assessment of such an inspection requires a great deal of expertise.

    A DMF can only be tested on a special test bench for dual-mass flywheels. The workshop can only perform a visual inspection. The visual inspection, however, – similar to the tests on the test bench – only provides a snapshot. The assessment of such an inspection requires a great deal of expertise.

  • How often should the truck DMF be checked/replaced?

    Inspect the dual-mass flywheel each time the clutch is replaced. If the clutch has already been replaced once, the dual-mass flywheel should be replaced in any case.

    Inspect the dual-mass flywheel each time the clutch is replaced. If the clutch has already been replaced once, the dual-mass flywheel should be replaced in any case.

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