LuK Automotive Systems has introduced a line of medium- and heavy-duty clutches for class 6, 7 and 8 vehicles. Designed to be tough, quiet and cool under pressure, the clutches deliver smooth, progressive engagement, exceptional durability and low pedal effort, according to the company.
The simple, robust, highly reliable design protects sensitive driveline components, LuK says, and quiet-disc technology isolates gear rattle, idle noise and other potentially destructive vibrations to deliver smooth, crisp shifts. The casting features a vane-type profile designed to increase airflow inside the clutch, thereby reducing operating temperatures and prolonging component life.
The line offers maximum coverage with minimum shelf space, according to the company; just 11 sets cover most applications, from a 2250 ft. lb. torque-rated 15.5-inch heavy-duty two-plate to a 14.5-inch medium-duty single-plate rated at 620 ft. lbs. In addition to heavy-duty, precision-manufactured cerametallic facings, LuK says it offers a 14.5-inch cushioned organic option for medium-duty applications where more comfort and control are needed. Flat or potted flywheels and standard or roller yoke configurations are available, and each set comes with a clutch, disc and release bearing.
For more information, go to www.lukclutch.com/cv.