Sheer, Shear Performance

Responsive Low Inertia Clutch and Brake on steel shear.

WPT Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes are an integral component in the proper operation of a steel shear.  For example, the above photo is a mechanical scrap shear outfitted with a 16” Low Inertia High-Torque Clutch on the flywheel and a 16” Low Inertia Spring Set Brake on the opposite end of the main shaft.  This shear was part of a high-speed feed line setup to cut brass blanks required to produce ammunition at a pace of 180 stokes per minute.  To meet these application demands, a responsive clutch and brake are absolutely necessary.  WPT’s Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes are designed for high cyclic applications with reduced rotational mass during starts and stops.  With sizes ranging from 6” through 60” in diameter, WPT’s Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes provide the responsiveness and reliability required by Steel & Metal Forming professionals.

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