Delays due to parts shortages are inconveniencing workshops and their customers

Clutch Industries says its Mantic Engineering division has a future thinking philosophy and therefore has been proactively approaching the challenge of how to ensure workshops have immediate access to the parts they need in a complex and significant category (clutch) when demand will be declining with increased adoption of EVs.
In 2018 a dedicated engineering team at Mantic embarked on a project to decrease clutch SKU complexity (ie. increase carparc coverage with less parts), reduce installation time for mechanics whilst also looking to enhance performance and quality compared with typical OEM clutches.
What they created is a clutch system that replaces thousands of different clutch kits with 20 products. This system is called, UniClutch.
Clutch Industries explains that UniClutch works by taking the fitment complexity out of the clutch and consolidating the mechanical interfaces into a fitment kit, which contains its patented multi fit flywheel mount and patented interchangeable splines.
This system allows the sealed pre-assembled clutch to be adapted to various makes and models where traditionally a different clutch would be required for each vehicle.
Another key piece of patented technology, new to UniClutch, is Mantic’s Radial Dampening Centre (RDC) found in the UniClutch disc.
Clutch Industries says this technology is the pinnacle of noise and harmonics reduction inside a clutch disc and performs comparable to that of a dual mass flywheel.
Lastly, UniClutch is designed to handle prodigious torque in a compact modular package which fits into the bellhousing of most vehicles from a Toyota Corolla to a Nissan Patrol.
Clutch Industries says this is achieved by leveraging Mantic Engineering’s 70 years of experience manufacturing multi-disc clutch systems in Australia.
With the development stage of the project now complete, Mantic Engineering has been running a pilot program having hundreds of installations completed in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
The UniClutch will be officially launched in mid-2023 and will be available through select automotive parts distributors.

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