The incorporation of clutch facings allows for smoother and more consistent clutch engagement and disengagement which results in a smoother ride and has the potential to reduce output costs per mile. Read More…
Cook Bonding & Manufacturing Co., Inc.Cleveland, OH | 800-626-6540
You only need to know one name for your friction material needs: Cook Bonding & Manufacturing. We have been working hard for over 3 decades and specialize in the manufacture of high quality friction materials, gear tooth facings, press blocks, and more.$$$
ProTec Friction GroupMount Kisco, NY | 914-244-3600
ProTec Friction Group is a producer of friction components and forms. By combining our manufacturing expertise with our supply chain knowledge, we are able to bring friction solutions to our customers.$$$
Brake & Equipment WarehouseMinneapolis, MN | 612-378-3141
We supply of a wide variety of friction materials, brake friction materials, brake linings and clutch facings to several industries from reputable manufacturers for over 55 years. We started as brake specialty warehouse but have evolved as a full line automotive warehouse. We do in house, custom hose manufacturing, brake shoes rebuilding, and cylinder sleeving.$$$
Clutch EngineeringCanton, CT | 800-569-1291
For more than 60 years Clutch Engineering has been a distributor in industrial power transmissions. Our specialties are in brakes & clutches, flexible couplings, universal joints & driveshafts, and friction materials. With our expert team and determination, we strive to exceed the consumer's expectations.$$$
Clutch facings can be manufactured from a range of materials depending on application and some of the most common are asbestos, woven fibers such as Kevlar or aramid and ceramic materials. As with disc brake pads and other clutch materials, the materials used in clutch facings need to be durable. The process of engaging and disengaging drive shafts involves the transfer of kinetic energy into heat energy; therefore clutch facings need to be able to endure the tension of the process as well as the high temperatures which will be reached. Clutch facings are used in marine engines, heavy duty truck and lightweight vehicle engines as well as power presses, friction blocks and a number of industrial applications. The smooth and stable performance of many engines can be attributed to the existence of a quality clutch facing.
There are a number of reasons for the use of clutch facings. A major benefit to using a lining or facing is that it prevents metal-to-metal contact within the clutch set, resulting in less wear and tear on the clutch components. Clutch facings tend to have mid-level coefficients of friction, and are responsible for removing most of the clutch vibrations from the engine. If there was no clutch facing, the metal parts would wear out a lot faster, and the noise and vibrations from the clutch would be higher. They also aid in allowing engines to achieve high speeds without damaging the components.
When the clutch is engaged, power can be transferred to the transmission and drive-wheels from the engine. The clutch facings ensures the gears do not grind against each other during this process, and provide elasticity and support. The facings will inevitably wear down as a result of the pressure and often extreme conditions within the engine, especially if consistently run at high speeds. Clutch linings therefore need to be periodically checked and replaced if necessary to ensure that protective elements are still in tact and that optimum performance is being achieved.