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Clutch Material Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of clutch material suppliers. Use our website to review and source top clutch material suppliers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find clutch material companies that can design and engineer clutch materials to your companies specifications. Then contact the clutch material companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of clutch pad materials, heat resistant clutch materials, clutch flywheel materials or customized clutch materials of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Cleveland, OH 800-626-6540

    Our clutch materials are number one! We have a rich history filled with providing custom solutions to our customers’ friction material related issues. Our teams of designers and engineers will work with you in order to come up with a product that will be just as customized as you need it to be. Get in touch with our customer service division via telephone or email or visit our website today to learn more!

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  • Mount Kisco, NY 914-244-3600

    ProTec Friction Group is a producer of friction components and forms. By combining our manufacturing expertise with our supply chain knowledge, we are able to bring friction solutions to our customers. Our broad stock selection includes a full line of organic and synthetic friction materials, clutch and break sets, clutch buttons and more. Specialized products are also available.

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  • Eugene, OR 800-547-6180

    We put all of our products through very extensive testing under the watchful eyes of our quality control teams before they leave our state of the art facilities and our clutch materials are no different. We are dedicated to providing levels of customer service that our competition cannot hope to top! To learn more about our company and how you may benefit from our products and services visit our website today!

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  • Solon, OH 440-528-4000

    With over 50 years of experience, Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction designs, develops and manufactures friction materials such as brake friction materials, brake linings, clutch facings and asbestos free friction materials. We also produce custom friction material products. ISO-9000 certified.

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  • Menomonee Falls, WI 888-880-6388

    Scan-Pac specializes in the production of asbestos free friction materials, both standard and custom. We manufacture clutch facings, brake friction materials and disc pads. Our capabilities include just-in-time production and laboratory analysis. Our service to customers comes first and foremost.

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Clutch Materials

Clutch materials encompass a wide variety of durable and heat resistant substances used in the construction of devices used to connect the engine of a vehicle to the transmissions input shaft allowing the temporary separation needed to shift gears and coast. Clutch systems that utilize these materials are made up of several components such as clutch facing, pressure plates, clutch discs, and flywheels. The many different mechanical parts require many different materials. Likewise, the myriad of applications for clutches necessitates variable construction.

Clutch materials are used in automotive, railway, transit coach, motorcycle, construction machinery and agricultural industries to help control speed and gear shifting in vehicles ranging from tractors to race cars. No matter the size or specific part, there are general guidelines for clutch materials. These materials must be strong and able to resist wear effects as might be accrued from scoring, galling and ablation. As shifting gears generates heat as a byproduct, these materials must account for thermal expansion and remain constant at a range of temperatures, have high heat capacity, good thermal properties and conductivity. These systems inherently deal with a great deal of pressure making the ability to withstand high contact pressures essential to their functionality. Clutch apparatus may be exposed to the environment and must be able to endure moisture, dust and other environmental factors while continuing to provide consistent clutch engagement and disengagement. Many, but not all, components are subject to frequent friction. These particular components must exhibit all of the above qualities while also maintaining a high coefficient of friction, which is the ratio of the force of friction between two bodies in contact with one another. These friction materials are often rough or textured to provide added friction and increase efficiency.

In general, the compression of a clutch pedal or lever causes several springs connected to a pressure plate to compress as well. This pulls the plate, and connected clutch disc, away from the flywheel which is bolted to the engines crankshaft. The disconnection stops the rotation of the clutch disc which intern disconnects the central hub of the disc from the input shaft. The driver may then shift gears or coast. After shifting, the pedal is released and the clutch disc reengages the flywheel. The clutch system works to ensure consistent clutch engagement and disengagement. Among the high stress but low friction components such as the pressure plate, steel, cast iron, aluminum and ceramics are common. While asbestos was once the most popular choice for elements encountering large amounts of friction, health hazards have lead clutch manufacturers to find alternatives. Ceramic, copper, steel, iron, mineral, cellulose, aramid, chopped glass, rubber and brass fivers are all used in the creation of composite materials used in clutches. These amalgamations are useful in that they retain the qualities, friction resistance and strength, of any and all powders and fibers used in their formation. These clutch materials are often attached via rivets or strong adhesives to metal bases. Field experience, as well as chemical and material engineering, allows constant advancements in clutch material design. These advancements result in reduced maintenance and operating costs, longer wear life, better functionality and overall consumer satisfaction.

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