ACT - Advanced Clutch Technology
ACT uses powerful Finite Element Analysis (FEA) computer software to test and evaluate products in a virtual environment. The FEA software accompanies the latest CAD and 3D solid modeling software used by ACT’s research and development department so that numerous design alternatives can be considered long before coming to market with a new product. ACT’s FEA software mechanical stress, heat transfer, thermal stress, vibration and buckling analysis under virtually any load condition which can help identify potential problems in a particular design.
Custom Data Recording Press
ACT uses a computer operated data recording press to cycle, test and record pressure plate clamp load, working range, release load and release travel. Each pressure plate is load tested and cycled to ensure parts meet ACT’s strict quality standards. This special equipment makes testing accurate, efficient, and thorough so both existing parts and prototype designs can be quickly evaluated. This equipment also allows ACT to create custom setups for customers and give them a dyno sheet for that exact assembly.
Utilizing the latest in laboratory testing, ACT continues to experiment with different friction materials and design alternatives for future product development. Friction material tests help ACT to evaluate coefficient of friction, fade, wear, and recovery under different load, speed and temperature conditions. Laboratory burst testing and material testing is performed on parts for SFI certification on a scheduled basis and regularly performed on new parts.