Clutch Drives

Mechanical Power Transmission

Tooth Clutch delivers high torque in compact package.

October 24, 2016

Able to operate dry or in oil, 2.07–6.18 in. long Stationary Field Tooth Clutch (SFTC) Series has bearing-supported design. Positive engagement, <1° backlash, static torque from 40–5,200 lb-ft, and max speed from 1,400–3,500 rpm enable diverse application. Held stationary via anti-rotation screw or post anchored to provided hole, 3.16–10.65 in. dia magnet body is typically installed on motor or gearbox shaft with option for hub, coupling, gear, pulley, or sprocket mounted to armature. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Electromagnetic Actuated Clutches have zero-backlash design.

September 6, 2016

Utilizing magnetic force generated by energized coil providing engagement of input and output members of clutch, CSZ clutches provide efficient connection between motor and load with low inertia, minimal drag, and zero backlash. Integrated bearing design facilitates and accelerates mounting while ensuring application concentricity and optimal system runout. Operating from +14 to +104°F, corrosion-resistant products are available in 10–15 mm bores with brake torques from 1.77–7.376 lb-ft. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

High-Torque Tooth Clutches drive/hold large loads.

July 8, 2016

Size 80 and 100 high-torque tooth clutches, available as air-engaged, spring-released or spring-engaged/air-released models, include 45 versions in multiple bore sizes. Also available in flange- and pilot-mount versions, these nickel-plated, enclosed clutches are suited for use in wet or dirty environments. IP55 protection is ensured when equipped with rotary seals. At 80 psi, models 5H80P and 5H100P offer respective torque ratings of up to 65,500 and 90,000 lb-in. Read More

HVAC, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Schaeffler Experts Present, Exhibit at CTi's 10th Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition

May 11, 2016

10th International CTi Symposium TROY, Mich. - The International Car Training Institute (CTi) is shifting into the next gear for its 10(th) annual Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition. As a lead sponsor for the sixth year, Schaeffler will discuss market-specific trends, the company's advanced transmission solutions, as well as exhibit its key transmission... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Motor Clutch/Brake provides precise repeatability, control.

March 7, 2016

Designed for fractional to 3 hp drives, Posidyne® size 1.5 totally enclosed clutch/brake has double C-Face mounted package and maximizes oil shear durability. Multiple-disc design promotes accuracy and enables up to 300/min cycle rates and 20,000,000–40,000,000 cycle life expectancy. While negating adjustment requirements, oil shear technology allows rapid and precise stopping, starting, reversing, speed change, and positioning. Explosionproof unit can be actuated by air or hydraulic pressure.
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Mechanical Power Transmission

Aftermarket Clutches extend service life by decreasing downtime.

February 2, 2016

With high-performance friction material, Meritor® AllFit series serves heavy-/medium-/light-duty and off-road applications. Respective torque ratings are 620–1,400 lb-ft and 1,250–2,250 lb-ft for manual-adjust 14 and 15.5 in. clutch assemblies. Latter includes 7-, 8-, 9-, and 10-spring disc designs. Also available, 15.5 in. easy-pedal effort clutches offer single-motion adjustment. At 15.5 x 2 in., self-adjusting model comes with 7 springs or 9 springs in 4- and 6-paddle options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Non-Industrial Products, Transportation Industry Products

Mobility for Tomorrow: Schaeffler at the North American International Auto Show 2016

January 13, 2016

Systems expertise down to the last detail DETROIT - The future of the automobile will be determined by increases in efficiency and progressive electrification of the drivetrain, as well as changing patterns of mobility and continuous digitalization. This paradigm shift in automotive engineering is increasing both the complexity and demands of a holistic, systemic way of thinking. As an... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Self-Adjusting Clutch eliminates adjustment-related downtime.

August 11, 2015

Available for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, Euclid® self-adjusting 15.5 in. clutch comes in 15.5 x 2 in. models with 7 springs or 9 springs in 4- and 6-paddle options. Over-adjustment prevention technology is standard, and Actively Expanding Seal (AES) provides anti-contamination enclosure. Self-locking worm gear ensures positive adjustment, and reset procedure, if required, does not require clutch removal. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

BorgWarner Showcases Expertise and Demonstrates Advanced Technologies at 2015 North American CTI Symposium

May 15, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., – BorgWarner will showcase its expertise and advanced technologies at the 2015 North American Car Training Institute (CTI) Symposium held at the Diamond Center in Novi, Michigan, on May 20 - 21. BorgWarner invites attendees to learn more about its latest advancements by participating in its:  • Technical Presentation: During Session C at 5:15 p.m. on May 20,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

BorgWarner Delivers DualTronic(TM) Technology for Eaton's Procision(TM) Medium-Duty Dual-Clutch Transmission

May 7, 2015

BorgWarner's Dual-Clutch Module with Advanced Friction Materials Powers the First Dual-Clutch Transmission for Class 6 and 7 Trucks in North America AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The first dual-clutch transmission (DCT) for class 6 and 7 medium-duty trucks in North America is powered by BorgWarner's DualTronic™ clutch module. BorgWarner's fuel-efficient technology helps Eaton's new... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

FEV to Display Family of Next-gen Dual Clutch Transmissions at 2015 SAE World Congress

April 23, 2015

xDCT reduces mass, complexity, cost while also offering hybridization potential AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FEV North America, Inc. (FEV) a leading developer of vehicle systems and advanced powertrain technologies, will be showing its advanced Dual Clutch Transmission (xDCT) at the 2015 SAE World Congress, April 21 - 23 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. The transmission, part of a larger family... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

BorgWarner's Advanced Technologies Displayed at 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

March 30, 2015

BorgWarner Launches New DuroSpeed™ 2-speed Fan Drive on March 25 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner will display a wide range of advanced technologies at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 26 - 28. In Booth 36290, BorgWarner will launch its new K32 DuroSpeed™ 2-speed fan drive with a press event at 1:30 p.m. on... Read More

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Portable Tools, Services

Custom Ratchets from Lowell Ensure Successful Designs

December 16, 2013

WEST BOYLSTON, MA – OEM motion control designers who need custom engineering support for mechanical applications will be interested in Lowell Corporation's extensive experience in modifying its off-the-shelf ratchet arms, handles, and ratchet and roller clutches to meet specific control requirements. Typical users include utilities, the military, and manufacturers of products such as paper... 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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

New Ogura Magnetic Particle Clutches Have Improved Performance

August 7, 2013

Two of the most popular magnetic particle clutches from Ogura have been redesigned to improve performance for a variety of tension and torque control applications.  The clutch now has a faster response because of a new optimized internal flux path design.  In addition, this new, more efficient flux path allows for the clutch to use a smaller coil.  The new coil is about 30-40% lower in... Read More