Clutch Drives

Mechanical Power Transmission

In-Line Slip Clutches feature low-backlash operation.

April 17, 2014

Featuring all-mechanical design, Slip-Ease® S98CA7 Multi-Plate Clutches are commonly used for overload protection to prevent injury and machine failure. Slip plates are layered with friction pads, and adjusting nut sets slip torque by squeezing plates together. Outer plates are tabbed to fit into output housing and inner plates are connected to input hub, so that ends disengage from one another upon slipping. Compared to standard clutches, Slip-Ease models offer reduced backlash of about 2°. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Multi-Plate In-Line Slip Clutches have low-backlash design.

February 19, 2014

Featuring outer plates tabbed to fit into output housing and inner plates connected to input hub, all-mechanical S98CA7-… series is commonly used for overload protection and can also be used in such applications as tension control and positioning retention hinges. Slip plates are layered with friction pads in-between, and adjusting nut sets slip torque. Recesses for tabs of outer slip plates are cut such that tabs lie in plane with housing, promoting tight fit to lower backlash. Read More

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Turning Center Machine Clutch features floating coupling design.

January 13, 2014

Designed for Okuma CNC turning centers, PRECI-FLEX® Compensating Clutch provides floating coupling between turret drive motor tangs and toolholders that self-compensates for misalignment. Resulting precision alignment reduces vibration and tool chatter. Promoting smooth operation, surface finish quality, and extended tool life, clutch offers connection area twice that of standard spindle which lends to optimized torque transfer while eliminating loss of power between motors and tool holders. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Durable Friction Clutches serve space-constricted applications.

November 27, 2013

Occupying ¾ in. dia footprint, EAO 12 and EAS 12 offer torque ranges up to 10 lb-in. as well as smooth, reliable breakaway and continuous slip. Both of these bi-directional clutches, available in fixed, adjustable, and custom designs, feature life expectancy of 20–30 million revolutions in slip condition and do not require lubrication. Housing design is optimized for durability using tabs and slots. Stainless steel options are available.
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Mechanical Power Transmission

Mechanical Slip Clutches suit vertical applications.

November 25, 2013

With torque capabilities from 10–150 lb-in., V-Series Polyclutch® Mechanical Slip Clutches provide torque control for driving, capping, and other applications where thrust loads are applied. Units feature self-supporting hub design, integrated ball bearing that allows thrust loads of 150–650 lb, and long-life friction materials that allow clutches to slip continuously or intermittently for over 30 million cycles. English, metric, hex, and threaded bore configuration available. Read More

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Compensating Clutch eliminates CNC turning center misalignment.

October 7, 2013

PRECI-FLEX® lets Nakamura CNC turning centers float away misalignment between turret drive motors and toolholders, promoting smooth operation, surface finish quality, and tool life. While resulting precise alignment reduces vibration and tool chatter, other benefits include elimination of wear to turret drive motor connections and elimination of backlash as result of complete fit around drivetrain of motor. Clutch also lessens severity of damage that can occur as result of machine crash. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Clutch Brake delivers 78,000 lb-in. of mine-duty torque.

February 27, 2013

Able to be operated as clutch only or clutch brake to accommodate varying applications, Size 30 Posidyne® dynamically accelerates or decelerates high-inertia loads without wear on friction discs. Product functions without requiring any regular maintenance intervention during its 40,000,00-cycle design life, while Oil Shear Technology lends to smooth and quiet acceleration/deceleration. Actuation media to move product's piston can be air or hydraulic pressure. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Micro Clutch has thin-profile, lightweight design.

September 12, 2012

Supplied with lead wire and terminal, MIC-T series is available with customer-specified gear or dog hub output. Latter lets users incorporate different gears for varying needs. To minimize weight, clutches feature construction that utilizes all-plastic and powder metal design. Read More