3 Industrial Clutches That Do Vastly Different Jobs

industrial clutches

Industrial equipment require vastly different capabilities in varying industries. Accordingly, they utilize different technology that plays to those advantages. Optimizing the performance of heavy-duty applications like chippers or anchor winches is crucial to cost-effective operation for companies all over the world. For this reason, the global market for Industrial Clutches and Brakes is growing, and projections suggest it will reach $1.7 billion over the next 10 years.

There are some excellent clutch designs for specific needs on the market already, and innovation is happening every day.

  1. Low Inertia High Torque Clutch
    1. This is a heavy duty clutch that is well suited for most general clutch duties. However, it is particularly adept to perform high cycle actions and controlled acceleration. It is designed to be mounted on the end shaft and is generally used in metalforming, petroleum production, and many other similar applications.
  2. Power Grip Clutch
    1. These industrial power grip clutches are used for in-line or shaft-to-shaft power transmission when a high inertia load is present. They must withstand heavy shock and torsional vibration, so they are perfect for heavy-duty operations. Best suited for large inertia loads where quick, smooth starts are necessary.
  3. PTO Clutch
    1. Power take off clutches are used primarily for in-line or sideload operations. Some common examples of PTO clutch applications are rock crushers, road building and agricultural machinery. The PilotlessTM PTO gets rid of the pilot bearing which simplifies installation and reduces possible crankshaft damage.

There are many more industrial clutch designs and sizes for specific load types, torque requirement, and function. The purpose of designing specific clutch products for different industrial machinery is to give each operation the requirements needed to perform the job correctly and keep operational. You wouldn’t use a low inertia clutch in a marine propulsion design and expect it to work because they do different jobs. If you would like to learn more about industrial clutches for your equipment, visit our website or contact us any time.