Lightweight is an important trend in the development of automotive industry. In the trend of lightweight, aluminum alloy plays an irreplaceable role. In terms of environmental protection, it can reduce the truck body weight, reduce fuel consumption, energy saving. In terms of safety, aluminum alloy can ensure the strength of the truck body and the safety of passengers. In terms of work efficiency, the all weight of the truck is lose, the truck transport efficiency greatly improved!
The lightweight of truck, tank truck and other heavy vehicles can not be ignored, so in the truck, which parts’ material can be replaced with aluminum alloy? Let's find out. In the truck more common aluminum alloy parts have wheel hub, fuel tank, gas storage cylinder, in addition to aluminum alloy gearbox, aluminum alloy frame, aluminum alloy saddle these uncommon parts.
Selection of Aluminum sheet in Different Parts of Truck
6061 aluminum plate for truck wheel hub
The 6061 aluminum plate used for truck wheel hub is mostly thick plate, which belongs to Al-Mg-Si alloy, with medium strength, good corrosion resistance, good weldability, good heat dissipation performance, and good fatigue resistance and wear resistance, which can ensure the safety of driving in the process of automobile driving.
5052 aluminum plate for truck fuel tank
5052 aluminum plate is a typical rust-proof aluminum plate, which is not easy to produce rust and can ensure the oil quality is not polluted. It is suitable for trucks with higher requirements on fuel quality, such as heavy trucks and large buses. At present, the aluminum alloy fuel tank has occupied the heavy truck, the passenger car and the multi-function vehicle 80% above, the prospect is infinite broad.
5083 aluminum plate for truck air storage cylinder
The 5083 aluminum plate used in the air storage cylinder belongs to Al-Mg alloy, and the surface is naturally formed with a layer of dense protective film of trioxide, which can well protect the substrate from corrosion. In addition, the 5083 aluminum plate has a high tensile rate and more stable overall performance, which can meet various requirements of the air storage cylinder material.