LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) announced today at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '16 (HDAW) that it is launching a new line of Meritor AllFit clutches for original equipment and warehouse distributor customers. The new all-makes clutch line includes both manual-adjust and self-adjusting models and covers heavy-duty, medium-duty, light-duty and off-road applications.
"Following extensive market research, we're offering a competitive portfolio of Meritor AllFit clutches that can service all channels," said Jason Kraus, senior manager, Drivetrain, Aftermarket for Meritor. "This new product offering is in line with our customers' need for high-quality Meritor-branded clutches with competitive pricing."
AllFit all-makes clutches are equipped with high-performance friction material exclusive to Meritor and are new units with no assessed core charge or core handling fees. All critical interior components are new, not remanufactured. The new line includes a standard, one-year product warranty coverage with unprecedented labor reimbursement of up to $800.
"In addition to being engineered for quality with a wide range of choices to fit end-user needs, the new line also offers exceptional warranty coverage," said Jessica Barnhart, product manager, Aftermarket for Meritor. "The addition of labor reimbursement as part of the standard warranty offering is a major advantage for customers."
The manual-adjust model is designed to maximize uptime and offer comfortable operation for drivers. The high-torque, easy pedal effort clutch reduces severe drivetrain vibration to lower maintenance costs and minimize downtime. A variety of sizes and torque ratings is available in the manual-adjusting portfolio, including:
- 14-inch clutch assemblies with torque ratings from 620 to 1,400 pound-feet for medium-duty applications
- 15.5-inch clutch assemblies with seven-, eight-, nine- and 10-spring disc designs offering torque ratings from 1,250 to 2,250 pound-feet
- 15.5-inch easy-pedal effort clutches offering single-motion adjustment
The self-adjusting model is designed to help extend service life by eliminating the downtime typically associated with regular clutch adjustments. Available in 15.5" x 2" sizing, the self-adjusting clutch comes with seven springs or nine springs in four- and six-paddle options. Unique features of the self-adjusting model include:
- Over-adjustment prevention technology
- Patent-pending Actively Expanding Seal (AES) provides anti-contamination enclosure
- Self-locking worm gear ensures positive adjustment
- Installation employs the same procedure used for installing manually adjusted clutches
- Simple reset procedure (if required) that does not require clutch removal
The launch is supported by a new catalog that covers the full line of Meritor AllFit clutches, clutch accessories and installation kits. The full-color publication, PB-1624, includes essential replacement details. It contains exploded views, an installation guide and key cross reference charts. A guide helps users determine the proper clutch for their application.
"Our goal was to create a tool to help simplify the specification and ordering process," Barnhart said. "This new clutch catalog will be a valuable resource for aftermarket customers."
For more information about the new clutch offering, go to Literature on Demand on meritor.com and search for publication number SP-1640, or PB-1624 for the new catalog. For ordering and availability, visit Meritor's online catalog and ordering system, meritorpartsonline.com.
About Meritor Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.