Conveyor Clutch offers maximum torque of 750 lb-in.

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Air Champ® Model LSCC-32 Straight-Bore Conveyor Clutch features bore range of 15.88-22.22 mm, and can be modified to accept range of sprockets, timing belts, or pulley diameters. Air chamber/piston surrounds central hub making rotary air union unnecessary. Open housing design allows for high thermal horsepower and heat dissipation. Clutch is suitable for soft starts in accumulating, chain-driven live roller, or in-line material handling conveyor applications.



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Nexen's New Product Easily Configured



(Vadnais Heights, Minn. - November 27,2002) Nexen Group, Inc., today announced their new Air Champ® Straight-Bore Conveyor Clutch (LSCC-32). The basic clutch design can be modified to
accept a wide range of sprockets, timing belts or pulley diameters to meet customer's expectations.

The LSCC-32 is ideal for soft starts in accumulating, chain-driven live-roller, or in-line material handling conveyor applications. Multiple interfaces engage under air pressure to drive the sprockets, which are attached to the clutch drive flange. When air pressure is not directed to the clutch, springs
keep the clutch interfaces separated for complete disengagement. This new design can also be easily configured into a clutch-brake combination.

With a maximum torque rating of 85 Nm [750 in-lb and a bore range from 15.88 to 22.22 mm [0.625-0.875 in, this clutch can outperform the competition at a lower cost. Its air chamber/piston surround a central hub making rotary air union unnecessary. The LSCC-32 has an open housing design allowing for high thermal horsepower and superior heat dissipation. The clutch's smaller physical size saves machine and floor space. The o-rings, facings and springs are all field repairable.

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. For more information on Nexen's line of motion control products, contact:

Bobbi J. Jensen
Marketing Communications
560 Oak Grove Parkway
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
651/286-1054
www.nexengroup.com

COMPANY BACKGROUNDER
Description
Nexen Group, Inc. is a leader in pneumatic power transmission components worldwide. Nexen has been producing industrial clutches, brakes, and web tension control products for nearly 50 years. Their customers span every industry - from multi-national corporations to small businesses - and range from design engineers to plant maintenance.

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
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 convevor systems. The Air Champ® 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.

The Eclipse(TM) line of spring-applied brakes set new standards for strength and product design. Its servo motor brakes deliver so much torque they exceed the continuous stall torque of a servo motor. They confidently hold loads in all axes and during emergency-stop situations. These products offer safety and performance for virtually any AC, servo or linear motor.

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 packag-
ing to the production of flexible circuit assemblies applied to polymer films.

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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