Breakthrough Suspension Technology to Reduce Vibration


Suspension Systems Technologies (SST) introduces CounterRide®, a suspension technology which exceeds the vibration reducing capabilities of conventional seats and approaches the performance of active, power-driven seats. With no expensive electronic monitoring or control components, the vibration performance of SST’s low-profile suspension is enhanced without a dramatic increase in manufacturing costs.

The question isn’t SHOULD you reduce vibration, the question is HOW.

The adverse impact of seat shock and vibration on land, water and aircraft vehicle operators is well-documented. Even under normal operation seat shock and vibration can lead to the development of low back pain and, potentially, operator fatigue and delayed responses which may play a role in some accidents.

Low Profile
4.25 in / 11 cm Height

Minimal Travel
± 2 in / 5 cm
Suspension Travel

CounterRide® Smooth Suspension Technology

Mitigate shock and vibration without expensive, failure-prone motors, sensors and electronics.

The breakthrough design of SST’s CounterRide® Technology involves three unique patented elements.

Unlike all other suspensions, using gravity and simple changes in movement the circular cam and lever arms proactively move the occupant in the opposite direction of the terrain—enhancing shock protection and minimizing operator movement.

A horizontal shock absorber connected to a circular cam rapidly increases shock protection. Shocks and jolts are efficiently absorbed laterally and not transmitted up through the suspension to the operator.

At half the height of most conventional and power-controlled suspensions, the ultra-low friction of the cam and lever arms provide unparalleled vibration and shock mitigation.

See CounterRide Technology in Action!

This video compares a conventional air-ride seat of roughly twice the height with SST’s low profile, high performance CounterRide® suspension technology.
The visible differences in suspension performance are due to the ultra-low friction of SST’s CounterRide technology.

CounterRide technology is currently available for licensing from Suspension Systems Technologies.

Why consider licensing CounterRide?

  • Superior vibration- and shock-mitigation compared to most conventional seats.

  • Vibration mitigation—at a lower manufacturing cost—compared to active suspension systems

  • Improved vehicle operator comfort and reduced fatigue

Who should explore licensing CounterRide technology?

  • OEMs and seat manufacturers of heavy, medium, and light duty trucks and vans
  • OEMS and seat manufacturers of municipal and motor coach buses
  • OEMs and seat manufacturers of cabover vehicles, utility, and garbage trucks

Who can benefit from CounterRide Technology?

  • National and regional trucking operators

  • Municipal and commercial bus operators
  • Municipal labor groups

  • Managers of municipalities and vehicle fleets

About Suspension Systems Technologies

Suspension Systems Technologies is a research-based, engineering design, licensing and consulting firm.

Our conceptual designs are based on the extensive collection of real-word vibration exposures, lab-based testing, and advanced scientific modelling. We originated in industry and were revitalized by academia.

We focus on bringing thoughtful, sensible, and highly affordable solutions to often complex problems. Our technology provides benefit at the intersection where the capabilities and limitations of the human body collide with real-world demands.

For a vibration exposure assessment of a land, water or aircraft vehicle, please contact us. We are often able to offer our consulting services at modest or no cost.