Clutch & Brake Assembly
CLUTCHES are a type of coupling that permit shafts to be connected or disconnected as desired.
A CLUTCH is a mechanical device that transmits power and motion from one component (the driving member) to another (the driven member) when engaged, but can be disengaged when desired.
Clutches are used whenever the transmission of power or motion needs to be controlled either in amount or over time (for example electric screwdrivers use clutches to limit how much torque is transmitted through; automobile clutches control transmitted engine power to the wheels).
In simplest applications, clutches are employed in devices which have two rotating shafts (drive shaft or line shaft). In these devices, one shaft is typically attached to a motor or other type of power unit (the driving member) while the other shaft (the driven member) provides output power for work to be done.
As an example, in a torque-controlled drill, one shaft is driven by a motor and the other drives a drill chuck. The clutch connects the two shafts so that they may be locked together and spin at the same speed (engaged), locked together but spinning at different speeds (slipping), or unlocked and spinning at different speeds (disengaged).
We offer the following types of clutches:
- Multiple plate clutch
- Wet & dry
- Cone clutch
- Torque limiter
OVERRUNING CLUTCH (FREEWHEEL)
Contact us for clutch assemblies to be used in your manufacturing line for motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, trailers, lawn movers, industrial machines...etc.
A BRAKE is a mechanical device inhibiting motion.
Most commonly brakes use friction to convert kinetic energy into heat, though other methods of energy conversion may also be employed. Regenerative braking converts much of the energy to electrical energy, which may be stored in batteries for later use. Eddy current brakes use magnetic fields to convert kinetic energy into electric current in the brake disc, fin, or rail, which is subsequently converted into heat. Other methods of brake systems convert kinetic energy into potential energy in such stored forms as pressurized air or pressurized oil. There are braking methods that transform kinetic energy into different forms, such as transferring the energy to a rotating flywheel.
Generic Types of brakes we offer are:
We have the capability to design and fabricate custom clutch and break systems tailored to your application.
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