A quality friction material for clutch
and brake parts is important in allowing these parts to last
and function properly within both the clutch system and the
brake system. Most friction materials found today on clutches
and brakes are made of a mid to low grade quality. Heat is
the number one enemy in any friction application. A premium
friction material, such as Kevlar, will keep the heat from
breaking it down and wearing out prematurely. A premium friction
material will also stand up to the test of todays rigorous
workload and inexperienced operators.
Since 1960, HR Clutch has been providing
a plethora of friction materials to customers across the US.
These materials include woven high burst, ceramic, feramic,
Kevlar, and fibertuff. These materials can be installed on
brake shoes, brake bands, clutch discs, etc. and will offer
extended life for your clutch and brakes. We do everything
on location so that we can offer you the most affordable prices
with the most reliable service. If requested, we offer you
overnight delivery. At HR Clutch, we believe in doing everything
right the first time so you need not worry that youll
have to take your vehicle elsewhere a second time around.
Read on to find out why using a premium friction material
is important in maintaining clutch discs, brake shoes, and
As a clutch disc wears, the pressure plates diaphragm
raises up against the release bearing. When the diaphragm
comes up too far, the clutch will no longer transfer power
from the transmission to the engine, and as a result will
slip. The best way to avoid this problem from
happening too early is to use a premium friction material.
An upgraded material will wear at a slower rate against the
flywheel and the pressure plate will keep the diaphragm at
the proper height. It also will generate less heat in the
bell-housing, therefore not weakening or distorting any of
the other clutch components. The extra money spent will more
than pay for itself with the extended life and protection
to other components.
When the brake pedal is pushed, the brake shoe is applied
to the brake drum and is responsible for stopping the vehicle.
A premium material will give you extended life and outperform
standard materials. When this friction material wears, the
metal backing will come in contact with the brake rotors,
which will then need to be replaced as well. A premium material
will not only prolong the life of the wear factor of the friction
material, but also that of the metal backing and rotor.
Brake bands are used mostly in industrial applications, such
as cranes and other off-road equipment. A band can be either
internal, meaning the friction material is on the inside of
the drum (like a brake shoe), or external, meaning the friction
is on the outside side of the brake drum. There are many types
of bands depending on their job function. Hoist bands, swing
bands, and steering bands are just a few types. No matter
the type, these bands are depended on to be a workhorse and
to get the job done, usually on a tight time schedule. Dont
use a stock-grade friction material. At HR Clutch, we carry
just the right stuffa premium material called RNAW.
It contains brass for strength and durability, and it may
be used in wet or dry applications.
We custom size and drill for rivets to fit any size, shape,
or application. RNAW can be bonded as well for an even stronger
hold. Dont settle for anything less.