Conveyor Clutch has multiple-plate design in small package.

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LSCC-44 Air Champ(R) Straight-Bore Conveyor Clutch has through-shaft design with bore range for various shaft sizes. Air chamber/piston surrounds central hub, making rotary air union unnecessary. Clutch includes pilot for mounting sprocket or can be configured for belt sprocket, v-belt sheave, plate or double-single sprocket. It is suitable for engaging and disengaging in accumulating, chain-driven live-roller, and in-line conveyor applications.



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Small Package Big Result


(Vadnais Heights, Minn. - February 13, 2002) Nexen Group, Inc., today announced their new Air Champ® Straight-Bore Conveyor Clutch (LSCC-44) which offers numerous performance features all
wrapped up in a small package. Multiple plate design provides high torque in a small diameter and outperforms all other clutches at a lower cost. Because the LSCC is smaller than our competitors' units, it also saves machine and floor space.

The LSCC's interfaces engage under air pressure to drive sprockets attached to the clutch drive flange. When air pressure is not directed to the clutch, springs keep the clutch interfaces separated for complete disengagement. The through shaft design provides a wide bore range to fit a variety of shaft
sizes and its set screws simplify mounting. The LSCC's air chamber/piston surrounds a central hub making rotary air union unnecessary and the bored-to-size hub eliminates reducer bushings. This products open design provides for improved airflow and high thermal horsepower.

This clutch is ideal for engaging and disengaging in accumulating, chain-driven live-roller, or in-line conveyor applications. The LSCC clutch comes standard with a pilot for mounting a customer supplied sprocket or can be configured for a variety of mounting configurations including timing belt sprocket, v-belt sheave, plate or double-single sprocket.

Nexen is a leading manufacturer of brakes, clutches, servo motor and linear motion brakes, torque limiters, overload protection devices, and web tension control systems for a variety of industrial applications ranging from motion control and robotics to packaging and material handling. With headquarters in Vadnais Heights, Minn., Nexen has more than 40 worldwide sales offices and more than 1,500 worldwide distributor sales outlets.

Nexen Group, Inc., formerly known as Horton Industrial Products, is a leading manufacturer of industrial clutches, brakes, torque limiters and motion control products. Nexen also produces tension control products for continuous web operations such as in the paper industry and other converting processes.

History

A privately held company, Nexen traces its origins to 1902 when a firm called Horton was founded. In 1951, Hugh Schilling, Sr. and three investors purchased the company and named it Horton Inc. Over the years, the company evolved into two distinct product lines - industrial products (including motion control and web control systems) and diesel vehicle components. In January 1999, Horton split into two separate companies. Hugh (Hutch) K. Schilling, Jr., who was president of Horton Inc., acquired the industrial products business. The headquarters for this business moved from Minneapolis to Vadnais Heights and was renamed Nexen Group in June 1999.

Products/Services

The Nexen Group is a leading manufacturer of brakes, clutches, torque limiters, overload protection devices and control systems for a variety of industrial applications ranging from packing equipment to sawmills and automobile conveyor systems. The Air Champ®s line of clutches and brakes is the industry standard for rotary motion control and power transmission. The company's extensive distribution network serves markets throughout the world with a product line of more than 2,500 components and systems for stop-start, disconnect and overload protection.

Nexen also offers systems for guiding and tension control of roll material moving through a web production machine. Nexen web control systems ensure even flow of material and close-tolerance registration with maximum throughput. Applications range from printing of paper and cardboard for food and other packaging to the production of flexible circuit assemblies applied to polymer films. The company recently introduced Eclipsem, a new line of products for the rapidly growing motion control industry.

Employees/Sales/ Distribution

Nexen Group has 150 employees at its headquarters location in Vadnais Heights, Minn., and at its manufacturing facility
in Webster, Wis. The company also has more 40 worldwide sales offices and more than 1,500 worldwide distributor sales outlets. The company has 120 U.S. and international patents.

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