“The Power Wedge” 727, 518, 618, 47RE, 48RE unbreakable intermediate band anchor.
OEM anchors are a compromise between functionality and cost. Their chosen material is brittle. As the band wears, the angle of the anchor changes slightly. When this occurs, pressure is applied to an area not designed to contend with it, often resulting in failure. Breakage may also occur when line pressure is increased due to performance modifications to the valve body and/or computer reprogramming. Diesel applications have a higher clamp load from different geometry of the apply lever adding even more stress. The Power Wedge is milled from a billet of super tough Tool Steel and will never suffer failure. It has the capability to handle literally tons of pressure; the customer installing one has simply eliminated another weak link.