ComfortMaster is Reyco Granning’s next generation independent front suspension, the company announced.
The first two platform variants, which will be available for shipment in November, will be based on 17,000-pound GAWR and 20,000-pound GAWR systems Additional capacities and configurations are in development.
ComfortMaster will replace the IFS17S3, IFS18S3, and IFS20S3 product families which will be phased out to make way for production of the ComfortMaster series.
The ComfortMaster features what Reyco Granning said is the industry’s first nitrogen-charged and sealed McPherson-style strut architecture. The strut integrates the functions of: spring, shock absorber, king-pin, and upper control arm into one efficient and lightweight component.
“The tidy packaging of the strut affords the highest possible wheel-cut angle allowed by today’s tire manufacturers; at a true 60-degrees vehicle maneuverability is simply unprecedented,” Reyco Granning President John Stuart said.
According to Reyco Granning, the ComfortMaster is a complete module without any loose parts. It includes sub-frame/cradle, power steering gear, steering linkage as part of a unitized bolt-in system.
During Reyco Granning’s performance evaluation of the ComfortMaster, lane change lateral acceleration was 29 percent better and vertical acceleration improved by 32 percent, compared to its competitors and existing company suspensions.