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What is a Torque Converter and How Does It Work?

Apr 10, 19 • News, Torque Converters, Torque FluidComments Off on What is a Torque Converter and How Does It Work?

It is worth noting that not long ago, in 1902, the year, the design for the automatic transmission torque converter appeared. Nearly nothing has changed during this time, all the basics and features are included in modern models.

Initially, these converters were installed exclusively on buses. Only a few decades later, manufacturers started to include it in passenger vehicles. And this is not surprising because the part allows you to convert and transfer the moment from the engine to the installed automatic transmission very well. The driver can also change the torque and speed. Initially, this innovation began to be installed on the Ford car. Popularity has increased significantly after a few years.

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Repairs and National Service

Since 1841, the oil industry has been the beneficiary of an amazing set of products from National Oilwell Varco. NOV manufacturers some of the most powerful oil and gas collection systems in the world, and in 1949 they debuted their individual National brand to provide the rest of the industrial world with their versatile torque converters. Torque converters are relatively basic devices that must be used by nearly every heavy-duty machine with a transmission. These components essentially move power from the engine to whatever the engine powers, and no industrial machine can be considered fully automatic without them. K&L Clutch has seen the premium quality provided by National products, so we gladly stock a wide range of National torque converters, and we offer comprehensive National transmission service and repair.

Why are Torque Converters Important?

Torque converters are found in nearly all large-scale machines, and they are considered indispensable technology. Most torque converters are simply hydrodynamic fluid couplers that connect and distribute power from the engine to the driven load. Perhaps the most important function of a torque converter, however, is that it steps up the input rotational power when a higher output is needed. Many converters can even lock to the engine when they match speeds. This process prevents faults and generally holds efficiency at a high level.

National Premium Quality

National did not initially start off making torque converters, but they began to do so when they realized that few third-party components could stand up to the harsh challenges presented in the oil industry. Using their tremendous experience, they designed and manufactured a line of torque converters that perfectly suited their needs, so they decided to make those durable products available to the world. Since then, National torque converters have influenced many industrial fields, including:

  • Mining
  • Crane Operation
  • Drilling
  • Pumping
  • Draglines

These are just a few of the applications where National shines above all else. K&L Clutch understands the importance of using the most powerful components available on the market, and we proudly offer full service National transmission repairs, rebuilds, and more.

A Brief Inventory List

K&L Clutch carries an impressive line of National torque converters, and we can install, service, repair, and maintain any National transmission system. We’ve included below a sample listing of the National torque converters we carry, but this list is by no means exhaustive.

  • C-195-64
  • C-195-125
  • C-245-64
  • C-245-125
  • C-300-64
  • C-300-125
  • C-345-64
  • C-345-125

For a full list of the inventory offered by K&L Clutch, contact us here. Our helpful, professional staff will happily answer any questions you may have about our services, and they can assist in scheduling a consultation.

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Good List to Tell Your Torque Converters needs Servicing for Mining Cranes?

Dec 13, 18 • NewsComments Off on Good List to Tell Your Torque Converters needs Servicing for Mining Cranes?

 

Signs Your Torque Converter Needs Servicing 

As an operator of heavy equipment, you realize that it is definitely important that all of the tools of your trade continue to function properly for the Highest Return on Investments.

When they are malfunctioning, it not only leads to frustration on your part, but it also can lead to downtime and lost business opportunities. If you regularly work with industrial equipment like cranes who need regular service and repair on parts such as torque converters, here are some important signs that your torque converter is going to need service real soon.

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Torque Converter Problems and Fixes in Heavy Machinery (Updated)

Mar 11, 18 • Torque Converters1 Comment

Torque Converter Problems | Detecting and Fixing Broken Torque ConvertersKnowing the symptoms of a failing torque converter can make diagnosing problems with a machine much easier.

Despite the excellent capabilities and reliability of the torque converters we provide, problems do arise from time to time—especially considering the extraordinary torque converter performance your extraordinary projects require.

Diagnosing torque converter problems can be tricky because the symptoms often look like a problem with the transmission, but that’s not always the case.

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Comparing Torque Converters: Single Stage vs. Three Stage

Sep 8, 11 • Torque ConvertersComments Off on Comparing Torque Converters: Single Stage vs. Three Stage

Here at K&L Clutch, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive line of torque converters for a broad variety of industries, from some of America’s leading industrial clutch manufacturers, including:

Twin Disc Torque Converters
Allison Torque Converters
Manitowoc Torque Converters
Clark Torque Converters

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Repair Transmission and Torque Converters and Return to Productivity

Aug 1, 11 • Torque Converters, Torque Fluid, TransmissionComments Off on Repair Transmission and Torque Converters and Return to Productivity

The profit losses start mounting as soon as your transmission fails out in the field. When it happens (and it happens to just about everyone), you need transmission replacement and repair parts, and you need them fast.

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Investment Pays: Three Ways to Save With K&L Clutch Parts

Jun 7, 11 • Industrial Mechanical PartsComments Off on Investment Pays: Three Ways to Save With K&L Clutch Parts

K&L Clutch and Transmission offers customers a solid investment for their industrial projects since our products are longer lasting, our work more efficient and our quality services mean less downtime.

1. Longer Life

The longer industrial transmission and clutch components last, the more you’ll save on your project’s bottom line.

For example, our torque converters are tough, durable, and long-lasting, meaning you’ll spend less on equipment repairs and replacement parts, and more on investments that are actually profitable. But beyond their own integrity, our industrial torque converters actually extend the life of heavy equipment engines and transmissions themselves, thanks to smooth operation at optimum efficiency speed ranges, and shock protection from load and equipment damage.
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Client Case Study: Norfolk Dredging

May 18, 11 • Industrial Product ServiceComments Off on Client Case Study: Norfolk Dredging

Here at K&L Clutch, we don’t just supply our clients with critical industrial transmission parts like pneumatic clutches and torque converters. We keep companies drilling, digging, dredging, and doing the work that powers the world.

In other words, our goals exist to make it easier for companies to achieve their’s.

Just take a look at Norfolk Dredging — a company we’re proud to support, especially in the most demanding work environments. According to Building and Construction Northeast Magazine:

One of the company’s most recent triumphs, for example, was the Hubline Project for Algonquin Gas Transmission Co. — a 29-mile long, 30-inch steel pipeline installed under Massachusetts Bay. It is the longest undersea gas line in New England, and was built to carry natural gas for local and regional markets. […]

Complicating matters was the location of the work, the company adds. “The uniqueness of this restoration project is that Norfolk Dredging Co. had to perform this work some five miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, in the middle of winter, digging to depths of 120 feet over an active high-pressure gas pipeline, while working under a rigidly defined time frame for completion,” it says. Nevertheless, the work was completed on time and without incident.

No excuses. They just got the job done.

We’ve been working with crane and dragline companies like Norfolk Dredging for more than 30 years — and this company typifies the sort of relationships we aim to build with our clients.

The key is customer service, because professional service capabilities can make the difference between project profitability and failure — especially since so many industries we work with are hard at work around the clock in hostile work environments.

In the end, customer service is a state of mind. From our headquarters in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, this mission revolves around a series of service capabilities:

  • Fully-equipped service trucks that come to you.
  • 24/7, round-the-clock readiness.
  • Expert technicians and staff.
  • An innovative in-house machine shop that provides customized solutions to unique challenges.
  • A comprehensive catalog, including parts from companies like Twin Disc, Clark, Allison, Rockford, and Oil States.
  • Same-day shipping.
  • An ideal location just nine miles from Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport
  • The willingness to go anywhere in the world we’re needed, and the experience to do so effectively.
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Fantastic Fully-Equipped Field Service Truck Capabilities

Apr 14, 11 • Industrial Product ServiceComments Off on Fantastic Fully-Equipped Field Service Truck Capabilities

Time is money when you’re out in the field, and even a small breakdown can be crippling to your project’s finances. When you need service, you need it then and there—not in three to five shipping days needed to get the right tools for the fix (or even the three to five hours it takes an ill-equipped company to get the industrial transmission part into the right place) and that’s where K&L comes in with our fully-equipped field service trucks.

Our field service trucks are carefully designed to respond to the complex and ever-evolving needs for job-sites in industries like oil, gas, mining and construction. Our trucks will come to you—24/7, wherever you’re working—and they’ll come armed and ready to get the job done.

Let’s take a closer look at what they carry:

A 5,000-Pound-Capacity Auto Crane

A heavy-duty Auto Crane makes it much easier to respond to demanding industrial power service needs, and gives us the flexibility and accuracy needed to do fixes in hard-to-reach places.

Why? Reach and lifting abilities matter. If we just showed up with the right tools and replacement parts, but no way to easily position them to where they need to be, additional time and manpower would be wasted trying get everything in the right place.

The cranes feature rack-and-pinion rotation systems—resulting in the high torque needed for heavy lifting and positioning—and rotational cylinders guarded by flow controls and load-holding valves, which boost safety and operational precision. All together, this makes repairing or replacing equipment like torque converters, mechanical clutches and pneumatic clutches simple.

In other words, the 5,000-pound Auto Cranes on our trucks make sure they arrive ready to work.

Complete, Customized Tool Capabilities

There’s nothing more dismaying than a service provider showing up unprepared or unable to do the job. From the heaviest-duty appliances to the smallest hand tools, we’ll arrive with everything needed to install and service the wide range of units we sell.

In fact, at our headquarters in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, we thrive on coming up with customized solutions to unusual and unexpected problems. Our tool sets reflect these diverse, nimble solutions capabilities.

Machine Shop Support and Talent

In the end, what’s on our truck is only as good as the people that arrive with it. And thanks to our extensive support experience, our technicians are simply the best in the business. Headquartered just nine miles from DWF International Airport in the town of Hurst, we’re also ideally located to get them to jobs all over the country.

Furthermore, as with our tool sets, our North Texas machine shop and service center gives us the backing needed to solve problems specific to your job’s unique needs and situation. We’ll get you back up and running in no time.

Contact one of industrial clutch and transmission service specialists for more information.

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Three Keys to Excellent Industrial Equipment Service

Mar 11, 11 • Clutches, Cranes, Industrial Product ServiceComments Off on Three Keys to Excellent Industrial Equipment Service

24-Hour Field Service & Troubleshooting

Time spent not working is money poured down the drain, so the ability to respond instantly as soon as a breakdown happens is critical. Nonstop service capabilities can make the difference between project profitability and failure — especially since so many industries we work with are hard at work around the clock. From our service center and machine shop in North Texas, we can respond at any time a need arises, providing excellent industrial equipment services.

Factor in time zone changes, and this flexibility becomes even more vital—when work breaks down in the middle of the day in the Middle East, you shouldn’t have to wait until the normal business day starts up again in Dallas to get technical support and troubleshooting advice. Read Full Article →

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