Evaluation of Friction Materials 720366

The evaluation of new friction materials at Caterpillar includes small scale, full scale, and field tests. These tests and the equipment used for them are discussed, as well as the philosophy behind the program. The quality assurance of production materials, the equipment used, and the tests run are directed at measuring the performance of incoming materials to be sure they meet our standards. New tools being developed to improve the program are described.


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