LuK training day at Coleg College in Cambria
1/23/17 / Training
The REPXPERT’s discussed a variety of topics from dual mass flywheels all the way through to double clutch technology.
With modern cars being made more comfortable, more economic and lighter new challenges are being put towards the aftermarket industry to solve the issues that can be caused by these benefits to drivers. The Dual Mass Flywheel by LuK is at the heart of driving comfortably with it helping to reduce vibrations and noise that can be caused by driving at low engine speeds. More than 50 percent of all passenger cars come off the assembly line with a DMF already fitted. Since the invention of the DMF Schaeffler have produced over 100 million flywheels and has become the market leader. When replacing a DMF it is crucial to stay with the original equipment (OE).
Schaeffler (UK) is the leading clutch specialist in the UK, not only do they supply products but they also believe in the value added services. The clutch disc is the clutch’s central connection element. In combination with the clutch pressure plate, it both separates and links engine and powertrain. It also reduces the speed fluctuations in the gearbox caused by the combustion motor.
LuK has a wide variety of repair solutions for all your clutch needs. Take the double clutch this can be seen as a challenge not just for garages professionals but anyone trying to fit one. However, simplicity has come back in the form of the LuK RepSet 2CT, this comes with a double clutch and every component needed for replacement. So how does a double clutch function anyway? Its working principle is complicated, but easy to describe. It consists of two clutches mounted on two drive shafts, placed inside the transmission housing. Each of these sub-transmissions is designed to function like a manual transmission and each has its own clutch. During driving, gear shifts are automatically controlled. One of the two clutches shifts the odd-numbered gears, while the other engages and disengages the even-numbered gears and reverse. During a gear change, one of the clutches opens and the other closes at the same moment. The system is designed so that both clutches are open during idle mode. Gear change is triggered electronically and implemented by hydraulic or electromagnetic actuators. Because this occurs in a split second, gear change has almost no traction interruption at all.
Not only did the REPXPERT team provide them with indepth knowledge of the products but they were also given information on best practice and diagnosis procedures. All the information provided from the experts will now be passed on to the students at Coleg Cambria College to prepare them for their futures in the industry.