RAPA Automotive GmbH & Co. KG

Booth number 36536/5

www.rapa.com

RAPA provides engineering and installation services for large premium automotive brands assisting in the entire process from pre-development to the start of volume production.

About us

As a partner of the automotive industry, RAPA shapes the current trends in automotive engineering. With innovative solutions in safety, comfort, e-mobility and efficiency, the family-owned company based in Germany will soon be celebrating 100 years of success as a reputed technology partner and hidden champion.

RAPA provides engineering and installation services for premium automotive brands and focuses on the development of parts, components and systems for vehicles assisting along the entire cycle from pre-development to the start of volume production. Our latest innovation is a fully active suspension regulation with ICE independent Motor-Pump-Unit for active dampering of corner moduls.

With an modern laboratory at its headquarters, the latest test equipment and a prototype production, RAPA offers an excellent infrastructure. But this is still not enough - every production system is developed in-house and tailored exactly to specific requirements. RAPA - high tech made in Germany.

Address
RAPA Automotive GmbH & Co. KG
Albert-Pausch-Ring 1
95100 Selb
Germany

Phone: +49 9287 884-0
Internet: www.rapa.com

Products and services

RAPAs product portfolio ranges from valves and valve systems for the opening and closing mechanism for convertible roofs as well as pneumatic spring blocks, residual pressure retaining valves for chassis, components for active and passive chassis systems to valves for the driveline and a hydraulic impulse oil storage for the start-stop function in the 8-gear automatic transmission. Our latest innovation is a fully active suspension regulation with ICE independent Motor-Pump-Unit (MPU) for active dampering of corner moduls. Recuperation function included, high level of volumetric efficiency (nearly 100%) based on a four-quadrant-capable internal gear machine. It is the first fully-active suspension system which is independent from an internal combustion engine.
motor-pump-unit

RAPA has developed a unique, ICE independent engine-pump unit with a finely-tuned and intelligent control which enables the leveling of the vehicle in any driving situation. The vehicle can also take any bend safely. The motor pump unit with integrated control electronics is a milestone in RAPA company history. It consists of three main components: an internal gear hydraulic pump, a permanently excited synchronous machine as an electric motor, and a 48V control device.

News & Innovations

RAPA Awarded with the Daimler Special Award for Innovation

Once a year, Daimler presents its Daimler Supplier Award to acknowledge the exceptional services and partnerships with ten suppliers over the previous year. Their services are rated in the categories of quality, partnership and innovation. Profitability, reliability and sustainability based on trust and communication are also evaluated. In the last five years, RAPA with its team of approx.

50 employees have developed a unique engine-pump unit for the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL chassis, with a finely-tuned and intelligent control which enables the leveling of the vehicle in any driving situation. The vehicle can also take any bend safely. For this development for the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, RAPA has received the Special Award for Innovation from Daimler. The innovation, the fully networked, 48 Volt active E-ABC chassis, is the only system available on the market which can individually regulate the spring and suspension forces on each wheel.

Further reading
Cooperation RAPA and dlh bowles: New Camera and Sensor Cleaning Product Line
Rausch & Pausch (RAPA) of Selb, Germany and dlhBOWLES of Columbia, Maryland USA announce a new development for an innovative new technology supporting Advanced Driving Systems (ADS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV): Clēr™ is a Camera and Sensor Cleaning Product Line that uses patented technology developed by dlhBOWLES to distribute air and water at the right time to the right location on a vehicle in order to keep Cameras and Sensors free of environmental contaminants. dlhBOWLES’ Clēr™ Product Line includes RAPA’s solenoid distribution system to control when, how and how much air or liquid is distributed to the sensor lens. Together with dlhBOWLES’ expertise in fluid distribution, the Clēr system provides vehicle manufacturers with a highly engineered system to maintain functionality of their ADS and AV Systems while the vehicle is in operation.

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