Nine new catalog models offer torque transmission in the absence of air pressure or during power-off conditions.

Mach III Clutch, Inc. announces new spring engaged industrial friction clutches for torque transmission in the absence of air pressure or during power-off conditions. Mach III spring engaged clutches are available in both regular duty and heavy duty models offering fixed torque transmission from 506 to 24,375 pound inches. These clutches release when air pressure is applied to overcome spring pressure. Catalog models currently available mount at the end of the shaft and include a finished pilot for easy mounting of a sprocket or pulley. Spring engaged friction clutches are made to order with bore and keyway sizes specified by the buyer for shaft sizes from 0.625 to 3.5 Inches. Metric sizes are also available.  A rotary air union is included.

Mach III Regular Duty Spring Set ClutchMach III is one of a small number of manufacturers offering spring engaged air released industrial clutches. The advantage of a friction design, according to Peter Buckley, the company’s Senior Applications Engineer, is that “In contrast with spring engaged tooth clutches which must be engaged at zero or low speed, friction clutches slip slightly when engaged dynamically allowing engagement at any speed.” No lubrication or  periodic maintenance is required. When worn, friction linings can be replaced in the field.Mach III Heavy Duty Spring Set Clutch

Features include:

  • Soft start engagement
  • Enclosed design
  • Bored and keyed to suit for easy installation – no bushing required
  • No anti-rotation arm is required
  • Rotary air union included

 

Click Here To View Specifications for Mach III Regular Duty Spring Set Clutches

Click Here To View Specifications for Mach III Heavy Duty Spring Set Clutches

Click Here To View A Video of an Application Using Mach III Spring Set Clutches 

Mach III Clutch, Inc., for over 45 years, has designed and manufactured friction clutches, brakes, combination clutch brakes and torque limiters for industrial power transmission. Mach III specializes in customized designs and works directly with OEM’s, distributors and user customers. Mach III products are used in a wide array of industries including theme park attractions, packaging, material handling, narrow web converting, food processing, and aerospace. The company is headquartered in Walton, KY in the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati Area.

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