For over 25 years, Harvan Manufacturing Ltd has produced top-quality components for a variety of industries, including agriculture, forestry, industrial facilities, off-road vehicles, military, and defense sectors. From CNC machining to welding and water jet cutting, we offer a variety of services to meet the diverse and specialized needs of our clients. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff include licensed machinists, CWB certified welders, technologists, engineers, and administrators who work to provide the most reliable manufacturing solutions on the market, including vehicle suspension parts.
Our vehicle suspension components and assemblies, in particular, are widely sought-after because of their proven strength and durability. These features allow vehicles to navigate difficult terrains with ease and provide exceptional peace of mind when it comes to safety, stability, and rugged endurance. The following guide explains suspension parts and components and their importance to a variety of applications.
Suspension Parts & Components
Vehicle suspension is essential for accurate and reliable vehicle handling. Good handling is generally measured by considering the vehicle’s road isolation, directional stability, returnability, tracking, and cornering. Together with the vehicle’s body design and steering mechanisms, these factors ensure travelers can rely on their vehicle and maneuver terrains safely.
A suspension system’s core function is to maintain contact between the tires and the road. The suspension framework supports the vehicle’s weight, absorbs shock, determines the ride height, and helps to control the wheel alignment. To execute these operations effectively, vehicle manufacturers need to provide quality suspension components.
Independent Suspension for Military and Defense
In addition to basic functionality, the suspension system ultimately defines where drivers can safely operate their vehicle. Military and defense vehicles, for example, must be able to travel through rough terrain and harsh conditions. Consequently, these off-roading specialty automobiles need an independent suspension system.
Unlike standard solid-axle suspensions, an independent suspension system allows the wheels on each axle to move independently. The wheels can then adjust to uneven surfaces without transmitting the impact throughout the vehicle or changing its course. An independent suspension network increases the tire-to-road contact on uneven ground, which gives the driver more power and maneuverability.
Harvan Manufacturing offers several suspension components that are specially designed ideal for military and defense vehicles, including:
- Control Arms: This suspension link keeps the wheels in place and aligned with the body of the vehicle when traveling over uneven surfaces.
- Torsion Bars: This spring suspension system absorbs impact and helps to maintain a consistent vehicle height while driving.
- Stabilizer Bars: A stabilizer bar is critical for keeping vehicles upright during sharp turns and can prevent rolling.
- Height Management Sensors: These sensors allow for communication between the suspension system and the person operating the vehicle.
Services Available at Harvan
Harvan offers an extensive array of manufacturing services at our state-of-the-art facility, including CNC machining, welding and fabrication, laser cutting, and waterjet cutting. Our goal is to provide quality fabricated components to meet your every need, whether that includes defense manufacturing or agriculture harvesting.
Harvan’s highly committed staff of machinists, engineers, and technicians produces high-precision parts using computer numerical control (CNC) machining equipment.
Our CNC machining services include:
- Centerless, cylindrical, and surface grinding
- Burnishing & Lapping
- Spline and Gear Cutting
- 2, 4, 5, & 9 Axis CNC Turning
- 3 & 5 Axis CNC Milling
CNC machining is versatile and can be used to manufacture both metal and plastic components designed to your custom specifications. The process is also easy to reproduce, ensuring the same dimensions for every piece.
Welding & Fabrication
Harvan is proud to also offer a full suite of AWS-compliant welding services using exotic metals, carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and additional alloys. Our work exceeds the industry standards established by the American National Standards Institute, Canadian Welding Bureau, and Canadian Standards Association.
Laser & Waterjet Cutting
Our laser and waterjet cutting services are computer-aided for exceptional precision and repeatability. We use the most modern technology and software on the market to allow for exceptional levels of detail and tight tolerances.
Quality Suspension Components and Assemblies From Harvan Manufacturing
At Harvan Manufacturing, we understand the need for durable and reliable suspension components across industries. Our extensive experience with heavy-duty parts fabrication gives us unique insight into the particular needs of military and defense units. To learn more about our suspension components and assemblies, contact us today or request a quote.