What is an Industrial Clutch and How Does it Work?

In America, the manufacturing industry is currently thriving. In fact, not only does the manufacturing sector employ more than 12 million people directly, but it also allows for millions of other jobs to be indirectly sustained because if the goods manufactured.

For the manufacturing industry to continue to grow, plants must be supplied with the latest and most efficient equipment for getting the job done. One of the most necessary pieces of industrial equipment is a clutch. 

What Is an Industrial Clutch?

At the most basic level, an industrial clutch is a device that you attach to your machinery that controls the transmission of power within it. It can engage and disengage the power transmission of various large machines within a manufacturing area or plant, usually altering the power transmission between the driving shaft to the driven shaft.

There are a few key types of industrial clutches. Industrial drum brakes are one of the most common. Drum/shoe brakes operate under most industrial conditions and conform to AISE or DIN standards. There are also DISCK or-Pak brakes that can furnish even the highest of Torque requirements. Storm brakes also exist, and they’re ideal for extreme heat or cold weather conditions. These brakes are also mountable and can be beamed or mounted against walls.

How Does It Work?

Clutches connect to two rotating shafts within a mechanical device. These come in the form of either drive shafts or line shafts. In any case, one of the two shafts (called the driving member) will be attached to an engine or another type of power unit. At the same time, the other shaft (named the driven member) provides the output power to make the clutch work.

Most of the time, the motions that these shafts go through are rotary, meaning that they spin in a circle to make the clutch function properly. There are, however, some that move in a linear fashion.

Industrial clutches have a lot of working parts, but fortunately, it’s possible to easily replace or refurbish those that might need it at Kor-Pak. Make sure to perform regular maintenance inspections on your clutch and ensure that you’re as productive with it as possible.

Get a Wichita Clutch Today

While selecting an industrial clutch for your plant can be a difficult task, you’ve just made it a lot easier on yourself by understanding the nuances of how they work.

Now that you know all about industrial clutches and how they work, it’s time to get a Wichita Clutch for use at your business plant. Click here to learn how Kor-Pak can help you select the perfect clutch for your industrial needs and what each of your options are. You’ll be operating at full speed ahead before you know it.

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