Imagine how many times a clutch & brake must cycle on a loom making fiberglass screen — that’s right, thousands! You can probably also imagine how critical consistent clutching and braking is to making a quality screen.

When industry began to move away from asbestos, this manufacturer began to experience life and quality problems.


We worked with the maintenance people and plant engineer testing different materials. We also discovered that the OEM originally designed the system running friction material on friction material as opposed to a steel or cast iron facing.

We came up with a new material, which showed quite a bit of promise.

Working closely with our customer, we jointly produced a new mounting system which, to date, has produced a significant improvement. The change has already paid for itself. Now we are following the installation to find out what the total savings will be.