EXEDY Commercial Vehicle Clutch Kits
The commercial vehicle industry provides the most efficient way to transport goods over land. Yet, to be profitable, commercial vehicles need to withstand varied driving regimes, terrains and weather conditions. As such, drivers and fleet operators must ensure that their vehicles are always in optimal condition.
Regular maintenance enhances the performance and longevity of truck components. One of the components that need close attention is the clutch system. The clutch system connects a truck’s engine to its drivetrain. It is responsible for engaging the transmission system so that the truck’s wheels respond to the engine’s action.
Extensive wear of any component of the clutch system can lead to the failure of the whole system. Read on if you would like to know more about EXEDY’s complete clutch replacement kits.
Brief Overview of EXEDY
EXEDY is a leading supplier of high-quality OEM and aftermarket parts for trucks all over the world. The company was founded in Japan in 1923. Yet, it gained global recognition in the 1950s after establishing the Daikin Manufacturing Company. The company’s fame was driven by the development of the innovative Daikin clutches and powertrain solutions.
In 1995, Daikin officially changed its name to the EXEDY Corporation. Today, EXEDY is a global brand with 44 operations in 25 countries and more than 18,000 employees. EXEDY’s operations in Australia dates back to its relationship with Clutchco Pty Ltd in the 1980s. In 1995, Clutchco allied with EXEDY to form Daikin Clutch Australia Pty Ltd. Five years later, in 2000, the company changed its name to EXEDY Australia Pty Ltd
Why Use EXEDY Clutch Kits
Carrying out maintenance on any component of your clutch assembly is a labour-intensive task. As such, it is best to replace all your clutch components together. This reduces your downtime and labour costs. It also ensures that your clutch components wear evenly and extends their lifespan.
Standard clutch kit components vary according to each manufacturer’s recommendations. The two main components of an EXEDY clutch kit are the clutch disc and pressure plate or clutch cover. Some of the other components you can find in an EXEDY OEM replacement clutch kit include
- Throwout bearings
- Pilot bushing
- Alignment tools
EXEDY Clutch Discs
EXEDY focuses on delivering high-quality performance throughout the lifespan of all its products. As such, the company is constantly upgrading its technology. To improve the clutch disc performance, EXEDY develops unique friction materials to suit its applications. This enhances the friction and wear characteristics of its clutch discs. As a result, EXEDY clutch discs last longer, grip better and engage more smoothly than their competitors.
EXEDY clutch discs are also equipped with its patented spring-type disc dampers. These dampers absorb vibrations and reduce the noise generated by the engine and driveline.
EXEDY Clutch Covers (Pressure Plates)
EXEDY clutch covers are engineered to provide the ideal clamp load and clutch lift separation. This optimizes the clutch pedal feel and drivability of the vehicle. The company also uses precise robotic testing processes to perfect the performance of its clutch cover assemblies.
Also, EXEDY exposes its clutch cover diaphragm springs to high-frequency induction heat treatment. This reduces the rate of wear of the release bearings.
EXEDY provides affordable OEM quality clutch replacement kits for all major commercial vehicle manufacturers. The company’s supreme engineering quality and technology guarantee the performance and durability of the brand.