Force Control Oil Shear products can help reduce or eliminate most of this additional cost.
Force Control oil shear products do not need to be adjusted – ever. Because the fluid film forms a boundary layer between the friction material and drive plates there is no contact until the last final engagement. The fluid is put in shear while being squeezed between the two parts transmitting the torque. This fluid moves through the stack and out to housing taking the heat of engagement to the housing to be dissipated. Heat is the cause of most clutch or brake failures. The bottom line is virtually no wear over the life of the unit.
Because of the very low wear there is not enough material worn away to cause need for adjustment to maintain proper operating characteristics. The Force Control Oil Shear products are direct acting – there are no linkages, pins, and levers to corrode, break, or wear. Thus no adjustment is needed – ever.
Force Control Oil Shear products utilize transmission fluid to operate. Because the transmission fluid must be sealed in the unit, it means the internal parts of the unit (bearings, splines) are flooded with lubricating fluid assuring extra long life. This also means the operating parts are sealed from the environment of dust, dirt, moisture, and chemicals etc. which cause damage to most competitive products.
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