Application: Agricultural Equipment Clutch System
Problem: Existing pressure springs were losing load over time, causing the clutch to stop functioning
The MWI Solution:
- Analyzed the application design for environmental factors that would lead to spring failure
- Determined the clutch assembly to be closer to the engine than previous models and that the high temperatures were causing stress relaxation of the springs
- Designed a new pressure spring with improved performance in elevated temperature environments
The new spring design was installed and successfully reduced the instances of clutch failure in that model.