Transmission thrust ring

  • 02-Feb-2009 12:27 EST
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Thrust ring components used in heavy-duty vehicle transmissions are molded of a high-performance PEEK material by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, resulting in less surface abrasion and longer life than the aluminum components they replace. During operation, the thrust ring component acts as a rotating planetary carrier for helical shaped ring gears in transmission assemblies. The thrust load forces generate heat, potential wear, and abrasion. With the PEEK component design, thrust ring durability was increased significantly while required performance levels were maintained. The material compound includes a high percentage of PEEK for its temperature resistance of 400-450ºF (204-232ºC), carbon fiber for high wear resistance, and PTFE for low friction qualities.

For more information, visit booth 453 at the SAE 2009 World Congress.

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