Friction Materials Capabilities
At JBT Corporation, we specialize in providing friction materials used in brake and clutch assemblies. Our advanced capabilities allow us to customize the friction coefficient of the materials to meet the needs of your specific assembly designs. We can also target specific physical characteristics to facilitate predictable wear. This allows OEMs to reliably inform users about appropriate replacement timelines.
We primarily manufacture rubber-based, low-energy, dry friction materials using extrusion and molding. We develop and manufacture all extruded and molded dry friction materials in-house. Our experts can customize a wide range of material characteristics based on the specific requirements of your product. Our capabilities include state-of-the-art blending, mixing, extrusion, and curing processes that yield the highest quality materials available.
We offer insight on material choices based on client drawings. Our team will provide customers with samples for testing to ensure materials are well-suited to their designs and applications. We provide bench testing in-house for friction materials using dynamometers and can help to screen current linings, set parameters, and identify optimal friction coefficients.
Dry running friction materials make up a substantial portion of our business, granting us insight into the needs of customers in the industries we serve. Some of the dry running friction products we most commonly produce include:
We work with OEMs to produce blade brake arms, disks, and assemblies for lawnmowers. Our lawnmower blade components offer benefits such as:
JBT Corporation develops and manufactures brakes used in residential and commercial appliances. Our appliance brakes offer significant advantages, including:
We develop and manufacture paper-based cellulose materials for use in oil-immersed clutch and brake applications. The oil between two plates absorbs the energy of the brake, after which the oil must be pumped out and back into the clutch pack. We custom groove our oil friction paper solutions to facilitate higher or lower oil flows based on customer needs.
Producing quality components is an essential part of our culture at JBT Corporation. We understand that brakes and clutches are a liability item, and we have built strict controls into all of our processes. As a result, we have implemented processes across our operation that facilitate low PPM rates and high on-time delivery percentages. We work with many customers that have extremely high expectations and that has influenced our entire operation.
We can handle orders of any size – no job is too big or small. We support Just-in-Time needs for our customers and have implemented Lean practices into our production processes.