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At Sampa we aim to go beyond being just a "choice" in the aftermarket; we dream with the science behind spare parts, create the most beautiful art pieces with our own unique language, capture the most unreachable harmony in quality and, most importantly, pursue to constantly do much better with our collective capabilities. For us, it is all about the journey of discovery, where every step we take is based on being better, stronger and the most compatible. And there are much more aspects of us that you can discover… Why not start from our most valued products.









Sampa Air Springs

Inner Rubber Layer

  • Advanced Impermeability
  • Pressure Maintenance
  • Specified Elastic Modulus
  • Dynamic Crack Resistance
  • Humidity Resistance

Outer Rubber Layer

  • Mechanical Protective Function
  • Optimum Corrosion Protection
  • UV And Chemical Resistance
  • Premature Cracking Prevention
  • Energy Dissipation - Puncture Resistance
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Perfect Top & Bottom Plate Seal

Assembling Plate

  • Even Coating Thickness
  • Humidity Resistance
  • Crack Resistance Especially in Welding Areas
  • Optimized Plate Thickness Against Heavy Loads
  • Impact Resistance
  • Simple Design for Ease of Assembly

Fabric Layer

  • Structural Resilience
  • Ensured Geometry
  • Reinforced Layer Bonding
  • Perfectly Spaced Layers Guarantee Even Force Distribution
  • Optimum Cord Fabric Angle Between First & Second Ply




Vulcanized Perfection






More than 50 years of experience with rubber compounds and metallurgy, combined with the significant scientific achievements of our world-class R&D center CAMP, allowed us to develop materials, processes and technologies that set the Sampa Air Spring apart from the competition.


It is a big advantage for a company to have in-house R&D capabilities and to develop its own rubber compound. Being able to carry out tests related to rubber and performing dynamic tests for the finished air springs that is produced with this compound is one of Sampa’s strengths in Air Spring production.


Sampa has its own formulas for both lining and coating, and these formulas constantly evolve. These differences are visible in the enhanced dynamic performance of the finished product. Compared to the OEMs that we see as competitors in the market, we have formulas and air springs with similar or even better results.




Sampa Air Spring Factory

Producing an air spring every 6 seconds!

Equipped with 2 Convoluted Air Spring Vulcanization Presses, 6 Cabin Air Spring Vulcanization Presses, and 64 Suspension Air Spring Vulcanization Presses Sampa’s Air Spring Factory has an annual production capacity of 2,8 million.



Bellow Building Machines

Fully-Automated Bellow Building Machine

1

Semi-Automated Bellow Building Machine

10


Convoluted Air Spring Production

Convoluted Air Spring Vulcanization Press

2

Convoluted Air Spring Vulcanization Press

50.000






Cabin Air Spring Production

Cabin Air Spring Vulcanization Press

6

Annual Production Capacity

60.000


Suspension Air Spring Production

Suspension Air Spring Production

64

Assembling Press

4

Annual Production Capacity

1.700.000







Utilizing MTS To Refine Air Spring Performence






Proving field testing is very expensive,

time-consuming and doesn’t allow for

“in-service” inspection. To save time

and offset delays in development,

we supplement field testing with

cost-effective mechanical testing in

our high-tech MTS test lab, capable

of providing greater testing speed,

control and repeatability.



MTS ensures precise alignment with

original parts, so Sampa can bring

safer, more durable and fuel-efficient

products to market faster and at a

lower cost.


We run a short burst of high-performing

cycles to measure and fine tune

damping characteristics and run

millions of cycles for durability testing.

The systems reach extremely high

velocities and forces for performance

testing, and operate at very low

velocities and forces for accurately

measuring the impact of seal friction

and gas charge.







We test Sampa Air Springs for








Component
Characterization





Durability





Noise





Vibration





Harshness












Rubber Compound



Anti-Ozone
Water Resistance
UV Resistance
Temperature Range
Abrasion Resistance
Flame retardant
Tensile strength
Elasticity
Tear Resistance
Ageing Resistance
Impermeability
Burst Resistance Up To
Rubber-Fiber Adhesion Strength



Sampa



Yes
Yes
Yes
-50 +80 C (F)
High
On request
High
High
High
High
High
25 Bar (PSI)
High



Competitor



Yes
Yes
Yes
-30 +80 C (F)
Low
NA
Low
Medium
High
Low
Low
22 Bar (PSI)
Medium











Load Carrying and Pressure Characteristics Comparison




Air Pressure (Bar)


1.0
3.0
5.0
7.0


Load (kg)
Sampa / Competitor


561 / 544
1671 / 1585
2824 / 2683
3434 / 3267


Diameter (mm)
Sampa / Competitor


290 / 278
310 / 286
316 / 296
322 / 304


Height (mm)
Sampa / Competitor


359 / 360
359 / 359
359 / 357
359 / 355






Dynamic Elasticity Test

Sampa


Competitor




MTS Test Results











Key Points





Design Capabilities

Clean-cut design with verified materials that make Sampa stand out, computer aided engineering (CAE) with Solidworks Premium and Abaqus FEA


Testing Capabilities

  • Lab Scale – Raw & Final Material, =Dynamic & Mechanical

  • On Final Product – Dynamic & =Mechanical with MTS

  • Field Test and Standard Test =Requirements (P.R.C Air=Spring Standard GB/T =13061-2017)


Quality Production Capabilities

Sustainable quality with standardized FMEA and PPAP processes, Advance Control Planning with SAP


OEM Approved

Testing OE Design & Product Verification Requirements,Production in Ford Q1 Awarded Production Facility


Cost Effective Quality

Optimum quality/price thanks to integrated production throughout


Rubber Material Development

Extensive lab facilities with deep industry knowhow ensure high quality compounds


Coating Durability

Coating resistance and testing capabilities on metal plates and pistons - Salt Spray Test, Cyclic Corrosion Test


Bellows Lifecycle Durability

Constantly evolving formulas for both lining and coating