During the development of commercial vehicles, the dimensioning of the pneumatic system is of great importance. The compressed air system provides the energy for the braking system, the air suspension of the vehicle, the door opening system, the gearbox etc. Many different legal and customer requirements have to be met. The behavior of the equipment is defined by a wide range of factors which are affected by the available package space, environmental conditions like atmosphere and ambient temperatures, component size and the chosen materials. All these factors affect energy efficiency within the pneumatic system during operation.
David Wilke - DAIMLER AG, Carsten Obenaus - ITI GmbH