The proper functioning of industrial machinery heavily relies on the critical role of brake and clutch systems. They are responsible for regulating the movement and speed of the machinery while ensuring the safety of workers and equipment.
A clutch is a mechanical device that engages and disengages the power transmission. It also allows the controlled and smooth transfer of rotational power from a driving component (motor) to a driven device (machine).
A clutch and a brake may seem interchangeable at first glance, but they perform two distinct functions. A clutch is a transmission and control device that transfers energy from the driver to the driven shaft.
Industrial motors are used in various applications, such as manufacturing, mining, forest products, materials handling, and oil and gas. Often paired with brakes to improve performance, they work together to accomplish the intended purpose.
Replacing a mechanical clutch, the oil sheer technology supplies constant, reliable tension on the stock feeding a 400-ton press to deliver precision and repeatability.
High torque, low-speed testing is often a challenge for dynamometers equipped with traditional load brakes.
Force Control Industries announces the addition of Mike Fox as new Western Regional Manager.
Ohio’s Reading Rock had limited idle time throughout a four-year stretch when the market was at or near peak.
New MagnaShear hazardous duty brakes from Force Control Industries, which employ oil shear technology to provide longer service life with virtually no maintenance or adjustment, now meet Class I and Class II Div 2 specifications (Div 1 in process with approval forthcoming).
Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) announced its fan cooled Posidyne clutch brakes which allow rapid and precise stopping, starting, speed change and positioning even in harsh environments.