Pawl Wire for One-Way and Multi-Directional Clutches

At Bekaert, we manufacture pawl wires for one-way and multi-directional clutch mechanisms as well as other “lock-up” devices such as seat belt retractors. These custom-made steel profiles make precise pawls, struts, cams and other “lock-up” elements for your clutch designs, delivering powerful performance and reliability that meet the demands of your application.

We create “net” and “near-net” shapes with both cold-rolling and cold-drawing. Additionally, our finished part services include cutting, deburring, heat-treatment and isotropic finishing. The final parts are ready for installation into your clutch assemblies to save you time with less post-processing.


Table of Contents

  1. Features and Applications of Pawl Profiles
  2. Advantages of Pawl Wires and Finished Parts From Bekaert
  3. Cold-Rolling and Cold-Drawing for Pawl Wire
  4. Why Choose Bekaert for Your Pawl and Strut Wires?
  5. Contact Bekaert About Pawl Clutch Wire Today
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Features and Applications of Pawl Profiles

Pawl clutch wires and profiles from Bekaert deliver superior results in one-way and multi-directional clutch designs. High-quality alloy steels, or high-carbon steels, ensures our pawl profiles are durable while precision cutting and deburring techniques create accurate parts. Our attention to detail allows us to deliver products that meet your project specs within tight tolerances. 

Advantages of Pawl Wires and Finished Parts From Bekaert

Bekaert is a valuable partner in your automotive applications. When you choose Bekaert for pawl clutch wire, you benefit from our advanced processes and customized manufacturing. Advantages include:

High precision: We work with you to develop functional and repeatable geometric shapes for your pawls/struts/cams/locking segments. When you come to us for your pawl design, we will provide a prototype to test design effectiveness. We're prepared to collaborate until your wire profile meets every specification.

Co-creation: We create burr-free, near-net shapes that fits your precise tolerances and dimensions for optimal performance within your clutch or other rotating lock-up devices. You're part of our development process from the beginning to ensure the accuracy of the final product. Our commitment to co-creation makes us a valuable long-term partner for your operation.

High strength: Based on your application requirements, Bekaert selects quality (AISI/SAE/EN/JIS) alloy steels or high-carbon steels ensuring part strength after heat-treatment. Our engineers and metallurgists will discuss performance needs with your team to determine which steel is the best option for your pawl wire.

Flexible delivery: Bekaert delivers pawl wires and finished struts according to your production process. Multiple packaging options are available depending on your automated feed and assembly systems. When we ship to your door, our products will integrate seamlessly into your manufacturing process.

Prolonged service life: With purpose-built designs and high-strength steel, our pawl wire for your clutches offers long-term durability. Our commitment to durable components leads to long-lasting products your end users can trust.

Improved reliability: You want every piece of your end product to deliver according to your design. Our expert engineers and metallurgists pay close attention to every aspect of our pawl wire design to deliver the function and reliability you want in your components. With Bekaert as your clutch wire manufacturer, you can trust that your components are reliable for the long term.

Less post-processing: We can handle all processes under one roof, from design to final coating. When your pawl wire arrives at your facility, you will have very few processing steps before it can be integrated into your final product. This saves your operation time and makes your partnership with us more cost-effective.

Cold-Rolling and Cold-Drawing for Pawl Wire

Our cold-rolling and cold-drawing techniques are among our core competencies at Bekaert. These precision processes support greater flexibility in design. Our unique expertise and technical resources allow us to complete these processes with more enhanced surface finishes and shapes. 

Cold-rolling increases the physical properties of steel, including its strength and bendability. This benefit is critical for pawl wire that must perform in intense automotive environments. Cold-drawing allows us to create extremely complex designs, which are essential to the steel profiles for pawls, struts, cams and other lock-up elements.

These processes also lead to minimal scraps and fewer post-processing requirements, making these techniques more cost-effective and efficient for your organization. 

Why Choose Bekaert for Your Pawl and Strut Wires?

Bekaert has been making precision strut profiles and finished rocker pawls for over 20 years. Our experienced team of Process Engineers and Metallurgists, quality certified facility and advanced equipment work together with you to manufacture pawl wires and finished parts that meet your product specifications.

We are dedicated to customer service every step of the way. Our processes lead to cost-effective solutions for your manufacturing operation. Fast turnaround times ensure you get the products you need, when you need them. Pre-production prototyping allows you to confirm your component performance before series production begins.

With our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation and industry-accepted testing methods, we can confirm the quality of every wire product we produce. We perform all of our testing after developing the product design and handling all manufacturing responsibilities. Our dedication to precise, high-performance components and ability to complete every step under one roof sets us apart. 

Contact Bekaert About Pawl Clutch Wire Today

Durable, high-performance pawl wire is essential for one-way and multi-dimensional clutches. Our precision process allows us to deliver products you can count on. With advanced cold-rolling and cold-drawing techniques, our pawl wire can offer the performance that aligns with your automotive applications.

Bekaert also favors co-development opportunities if you are seeking a reliable manufacturing partnership. We have been in business for over 140 years. Contact us today to learn more about our engineering options and design collaboration.

Call us at +1 330-683-5060 to learn more about our pawl clutches and get a free quote.



  • Customizable to fit specific clutch designs
  • Extends service life and improves reliability
  • Requires less post-processing
  • Available in flexible packaging


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