IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 18–19 | Cite as

Reliable Corrosion Protection for Wheel Hubs

  • Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
Corrosion Protection

Wheel hubs are a key component of the chassis. Their job is to guide and support shafts and axles. It is therefore all the more important to ensure that these parts are effectively protected against corrosion.

Tight bends, potholes, and uneven surfaces: the entire vehicle is subjected to a huge amount of stress. For that reason, it is particularly important for all components to be of high quality and to fulfill their designated functions. The wheel hubs and anti-friction bearings have various key roles to play. They not only guide the wheels, shafts, and axles and support them, they also transfer forces from the wheels to the other chassis components. Especially when the vehicle is cornering, they are exposed to high axial forces.

Wheel hubs therefore form the link between the vehicle and the road surface. Not least, depending on the model, they deliver information to the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and/or the electronic stability program (ESP). Correctly functioning wheel hubs...

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  • Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
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  1. 1.Dörken MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KGHerdeckeGermany

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