Pailton Engineering Brochure

Pailton Engineering Brochure
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Pailton Engineering

Proud of Our Engineering Heritage

Founded in 1969, Pailton Engineering is a global leader in the design and manufacture of steering systems for Commercial and Military vehicles.

Based in Coventry, England, the 90,000 sq. ft facility offers fully incorporated design, test and production facilities meeting the latest quality and manufacturing standards.

We are focussed on assisting mid volume Original Equipment (OE) vehicle manufacturers with bespoke engineered solutions for their Driveline system.

How Pailton Can Help You:

  • Unrivalled design flexibility including full system development
  • Expert modelling of designs to ensure all your requirements are achieved
  • Deliver the highest performance parts for safety-critical markets
  • Keep vehicle whole life costs to a minimum

Why Choose Pailton?

We are specialists in steering design. Many of our blue-chip customers have been loyal to us for over 30 years; they value our design expertise, support, product knowledge, quality and service.

We excel where our competitors fall; offering engineered solutions where standard, off-the-shelf parts simply won’t do.

Direct liaison between our engineers and yours ensures our wealth of technical knowledge and experience is available at all times.

Custom Design Capabilities

Pailton is a design lead company providing full technical and engineering support from concept, through design and test, to production.

We utilise the latest 3D modelling CAD systems and in-house test facilities to ensure full compatibility with customer requirements, including:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Space envelope verification
  • System motion analysis
  • 3D printing
  • Complete system development and optimisation

With 50 years’ experience of supplying parts for the most demanding of environments, we understand that every component in the steering system is safety-critical and our teams of experienced Design and Production engineers work closely with each customer to ensure we convert your requirements into a fully tested and approved production-ready part.

Testing at Pailton Engineering

To support product quality we utilise internationally recognised external test houses in addition to our own well-equipped laboratory where we can measure a range of requirements including; load, cycles, tensile strength, fatigue, salt spray and accelerated durability.

Over the past 50 years we have developed numerous internal test specifications but we can also accommodate bespoke customer performance requirements, for example we created a 56-week environmental test programme where our Generation 3 Bevel Boxes operated, fully submerged in salt water and grit, to ensure they conformed with ingress procreation and standard IP66 and IP67.

Steering Columns

  • Manual, pneumatic or electronic adjustment
  • Made to your tilt and telescope requirements
  • Compatible with steering sensors, locking collars and many other accessories on request
  • A range of steering wheels available
  • Various mounting options

Bevel / Mitre / T-boxes

  • Available front, side or floor mounted
  • T-box options for dual steer
  • Standard 1:1 ratio, other options available
  • Can be pre-built into steering column assembly
  • IP66 and IP67 rated: excellent water submersion capabilities
  • Sealed-for life for lower maintenance costs
  • Lightweight aluminium housing
  • Functions effectively at extreme temperatures between -40°C and 100°C

Drag Links

  • Strong and lightweight
  • Custom lengths
  • Straight or complex, compound bends
  • Choice of assembly methods – crimped, locknut or clamp

Sliding Steering Shafts

  • Custom lengths
  • Re-grease or service free
  • Optional gaiter for enhance protection in harsh environments
  • High working angle for use in a range of applications
  • Small turning circle envelopes (occupying as little space as possible)

Drop Arms / Pitman Arms

  • Tapered spline design provides improved clamping between components
  • Fully bespoke design to fit the space envelope available
  • Made using high quality material for additional strength and durability
  • Machined from forged or solid billet

Panhard Rods and Suspension Links

  • Custom lengths depending on vehicle geometry
  • Strong and lightweight
  • Range of trunnion sizes available
  • Choice of assembly methods – Crimped, Locknut or Clamp
  • V Links available

Steering Universal Joints

  • High working angle
  • Multiple interface options
  • Optional gaiter available for enhanced environmental protection

Pailton Engineering has invested in a purpose-built staking rig, to ensure the highest level of accuracy in the universal joint staking process.

Ball Joints

  • Internal or external threads
  • Straight or offset shanks
  • High articulation
  • Induction hardened to provide increased product life

Latest Pailton Engineering News

Three Key Themes From Busworld

Three Key Themes From Busworld

Roger Brereton, head of sales at steering system manufacturer Pailton Engineering, identifies three key themes from Busworld 2023.

Richard Bingham Appointed as Business Development Manager

Richard Bingham Appointed as Business Development Manager

Steering component manufacturer, Pailton Engineering, has appointed Richard Bingham as its new Business Development Manager (BDM).

VDL Buses Benefit from Unique Tilting Head Mechanism

VDL Buses Benefit from Unique Tilting Head Mechanism

Steering system manufacturer Pailton Engineering is pleased to announce the launch of its new adjustable steering column.

Are Electric Buses World Cup Winners?

Are Electric Buses World Cup Winners?

Pailton Engineering argues that investment in electric buses could be a positive legacy of the World Cup 2022.

Pailton Engineering Supports Electrification of London Transport

Pailton Engineering Supports Electrification of London Transport

Pailton has designed and manufactured components for British manufacturer Optare, enabling 37 new electric double-decker buses for London.

Electric Memory Steering Column Arrives to Bus Market

Electric Memory Steering Column Arrives to Bus Market

The product enables the steering wheel position to automatically adjust for drivers, controlled by a joystick or by Bluetooth connection.

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