What Is Friction By Design?

Common aftermarket brake & clutch parts use materials that are tried and true and generally do not require much in the way of innovation. But for new motion control applications or when a performance upgrade is required, industrial engineers and brake/clutch OE manufacturers look for friction by design: a specific formulation to solve a specific performance or design challenge.

Friction by Design is perfect for application designers, engineers, manufacturers, and marketers who are looking for an edge and may face many complex challenges:

  • How do I fit the brake disc into my rig?
  • I need to eliminate dust from usage.
  • Give me 10% less weight.
  • I need this brake pad to last an additional 700 duty cycles.
  • How to select and specify the right friction material for YOUR application?

This is where ProTec Friction comes in. We draw on a catalog of hundreds of different friction material formulations. And if a custom material is required, our formulation developers bring decades of experience to the table.

Let’s Find Your Optimum Solution

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