Los Gatos, CA Epilogics is pleased to announce that Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc., the world's largest supplier of automotive wheels, has licensed the Kühl Wheels technology. Hayes plans to supply its OEM customers with lightweight steel wheels for automobile designs where reduced unsprung weight at little or no cost penalty is desirable.
Wheels: STAMPED DESIGN
Los Gatos, CA Epilogics is pleased to announce a new Kühl Wheel design which integrates the hub and spokes into a one-piece stamping. This simple, cost effective, configuration simplifies the manufacturing process and reduces the number of components.
Wheels: PASS ONE MILLION CYCLES IN RADIAL STRESS TEST
Los Gatos, CA Epilogics is pleased to announce that its new, light weight steel wheel continues to survive rigorous testing. The Kühl Wheel endured one million cycles in radial stress tests which is twice the SFI specification and comparable to production OEM wheels. Designed for the Lincoln Town Car, the Kühl Wheel prototype was subjected to 3,375 lbf.
Wheels: TESTING VALIDATES DESIGN CONCEPTS
Los Gatos, CA Epilogics is pleased to announce successful completion of its first Kühl Wheels testing. The dynamic cornering fatigue test, the first in a series of planned tests, verified design rules and validated Epilogics finite element analysis (FEA) models.
Wheels: THE ALTERNATIVE STEEL WHEEL
Los Gatos, CA Epilogics is pleased to introduce a new light weight, stylized steel wheel. Invented in Switzerland, Kühl Wheels have the potential to bolster the presently shrinking steel wheel market by offering a lighter weight and more attractive design than the traditional stamped steel wheel.
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