The friction energy created by the action of shifting gears in manual transmissions (MT), automated manual transmissions (AMT) or dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) requires a durable friction surface. AvCarb woven carbon friction materials are designed to provide exceptional durability and performance for these applications.
A cone synchronizer acts as a clutch, allowing the two gears to spin at the same speed just prior to the gears meshing. This allows for smooth transitions between gears during vehicle operation. Passenger cars, heavy duty trucks, even Lamborghinis are adopting this rapidly improving technology for their next generation vehicle designs.
As transmission technology advances, so do the demands on the cone synchronizers. Many OEMs are transitioning from traditional linings such as sintered metal to AvCarb’s woven carbon friction material due to its unique ability to dissipate heat, provide cold shift performance, and remain highly durable throughout its life, even in the extreme duty cycles of new transmission designs.
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