In an ever-growing aftermarket, it always helps to stay in tune with the latest developments in technology. With safety-critical components such as the clutch, this is especially the case. Here, Aisin demonstrates its NVR clutch system.
According to Aisin, its clutches hold the largest market share of parts supplied and manufactured for Toyota. The technology used in these vehicles is incorporated into products that are supplied to other automakers. By applying the knowledge and experience that is derived from OE manufacturing, the company is hopeful that its aftermarket parts are of equal quality and reliability.
Around 1,000 Aisin kits are now available in the company’s aftermarket program. One of Aisin’s technologies, the NVR (Noise Vibration Reduction) clutch, is believed by the company to prove that performance and environmental awareness can go hand-inhand. The NVR clutch system has been adopted into the automotive industry as OE.
To demonstrate the technology, Aisin has provided a guide that encapsulates how it works, as well as its benefits.
NVR performance is greatly increased by positioning the coil springs at the outermost edge of the disc plate.
Improved ride comfort: The ability to apply torque with less force improves vibration and sound absorption, enabling a quiet and stable ride.
Improved part coverage: Greater product coverage and part number consolidation is achieved by increasing the torque range.
Improved shift feel: The decreased disc weight reduces sticking and gear noise.
Improved durability: The addition of seat stoppers to the torsion spring reduces spring wear, increasing durability.
Improved pedal feel: Increased strength and easier half-clutching is achieved through improvements in cover design.