Product Know-How

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Drivetrain

Clutch Disc

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The clutch disc is the central connecting element of the clutch. It forms a friction system between the engine, flywheel and the clutch pressure plate. 

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Clutch Pressure Plate

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The clutch assembly forms a frictional system together with the flywheel and the clutch plate.

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Damped Flywheel Clutch (DFC) / Modular Clutch

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The dual mass flywheel provides a highly efficient system for the damping of torsional vibrations in the drivetrain. It has proved its worth in the prestige vehicle sector. The middle range sector and those referred to as compact vehicles, with transverse engines are...

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Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF)

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Improved driver cabin insulation, making cabins quieter, contributes to hearing natural resonances emitted by modern drivetrain operation. The causes lie in...

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Hydraulic Clutch Release System

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On vehicles with foot-actuated single disc clutch, a mechanism is required to transfer power from the pedal to the clutch. Developing such a mechanism has brought forth a number of different solutions.

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Pilot Bearing/ Bushing

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The pilot bearing/ bushing supports and centers the transmission input shaft and clutch disc.

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Self-Adjusting Clutch (SAC)

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The diaphragm spring clutch is almost exclusive to modern vehicle contruction. Further technological development on this component has been pushed ahead vigorously in...

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ABS sensors – determining wheel speed

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The Schaeffler REPXPERT Service Center is often asked whether a particular wheel bearing is equipped with an ABS function.

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Slave Cylinders

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For slave cylinder applications manufactured without a bleed screw to purge air. If the slave cylinder has a gold allen screw, do not remove or loosen it. This set screw is not intended to be used for bleeding purposes. The proper bleeding procedures for slave cylinders without bleed screws follows.

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The INA chain drive - Does the chain last the life of the car?

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The market share of engines with timing has increased significantly. Currently, the ratio is about 85:15, but by 2030, the chain will gain dominance with about 95 percent. 

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