Damper is mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses. It does this by converting kinetic energy of the shock into another form of energy which is then dissipated.
Automotive suspension has evolved since its inception, with additional focus currently directed toward dampers. Dampers play an important role while driving and is used in various parts of a vehicle. Manufacturers want to provide a comfortable ride to their customers. Increased daily commute distances due to expanding cities globally and the desire to ride smoothly to minimize the jerks on rough surfaced roads is expected to propel the dampers market in the next two to four years. Absence of gas separator piston to separate gas from oil can result in the gas and oil mixing, thus reducing the damping force, which leads to high replacement and maintenance cost.
The global automotive damping control unit market is segmented based on types, application, vehicles, and region. Based on types, the market is divided into hydraulic damper, lever type, telescopic directing acting, single tube, and double tube.
Hydraulic dampers are mostly used in various applications. The dissipation of energy in these dampers occurs by pumping oil through small orifices. Resistance of the hydraulic damper increases with the increase of the speed of spring deflection. The resistance to spring movement can be applied to the rebound stroke only (in case of single-acting unit), or to both the bump and rebound strokes (in case of double-acting unit), or a differential action can be offered by resisting both strokes but causing a greater action on the rebound by the damper. The lever type and direct acting (telescopic) type are the two main categories of hydraulic dampers. In a lever-type damper, the damper unit is fixed to the frame and joined by a lever and link to the axle. The horizontal cylinder uses two pistons, which are equipped with recuperator and pressure valves. Telescopic direct acting type of damper is directly connected between the body and the suspension member, which moves with the road wheel. The damper is made either as a separate bolt-on unit or as an integral part of a suspension system. Direct-acting dampers are made in single-tube and twin-tube forms.
Based on vehicle types, the automotive damping unit market can be segmented into passenger vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. Demand for heavy commercial vehicle is high because of industrialization.
Based on application, the automotive damping control unit market can be segregated into doors, handles, seat arm rests, steering, ashtrays, and cup holders. Out of those applications, use of dampers is very high in the doors segment.
Based on region, the automotive damping control unit market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Asia Pacific holds the major share of the global automotive damping control unit market. In Asia Pacific, government policies are very supportive regarding industrlization so automotive industry is continuously increasing. These would increase the market of automotive damping control unit in upcoming years.
Some of the key players in the automotive damping control unit are ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Tenneco, KYB, Bilstein, Magneti Marelli, Mando, Showa, Federal mogul Anand sealing india pvt ltd, Escorts Group, Duroshox, and Ningjiang Shanchuan.
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