More powerful engines, longer ratios and new lifetime specifications have led to the development and introduction of more complex clutch designs such as Valeo SAT (Self Adjusting Technology). The SAT is a Valeo revolutionary technology that uses a self-adjusting facing wear compensation device on the pressure plate, thereby enhancing the clutch life and improving the pedal comfort. Valeo also supplies its self-adjusting technology to truck manufacturers.
As an aftermarket solution provider, Valeo engineers have designed a new clutch kit named HEC (High Efficiency Clutch) to replace the competitors’ self-adjusting clutch and give full satisfaction in terms of quality, reliability and durability. This is done by using an improved cover assembly and a low-wear facing (range from 190 mm to 260 mm), resulting from years of research in Valeo’s R&D centers. This solution does not require a specialist tool, which facilitates the fitting operations.