Our bread and butter business is the contract manufacture of Clutch Plates and Brake Shoes. This example is for 0042 Series Plates manufactured for BCN Technologies used on Bliss stamping presses.
The primary concerns of any OEM are Quality, Delivery and Price.
In this case the basic process includes fabrication of the friction segments; cutting to shape and coating with adhesive, stamping of the backing plates, assembly of bonding fixtures, curing under pressure in a controlled oven, finish grinding to final thickness and then final forming of plate. Final inspection includes marking plates with identification numbers and boxing in marked boxes specified by BCN. Our quality program includes Process Sheets, Inspection Forms and Testing Procedures developed in concert with BCN to assure a product which exceeds customer requirements.
We have developed a schedule with BCN which assures a constant supply of the various size plates. We also keep a back-up stock on hand for unexpected demand.
Ah yes, Price. Without a competitive price all of the above would be nice but…in order to be competitive we have engineered jigs, fixtures and processes which allow us to make these plates at a very competitive price. Ask our competition, but better yet, ask us for a quote on your production requirements, we’ll be more than happy to work with you.