Machine Design

Oil-Shear Clutch/Brakes Provide 24/7 Reliability

Posidyne X Class oil-shear clutch/brakes come in four models to fit drives up to 10 hp with torque ratings from 100 to 1,000 lb-in.

The clutch/brakes last up to 10 3 longer than dry-clutch brakes. Applications include packaging, material handling, food processing, automotive, and other high-cycle rate production. A compact multidisk design reduces internal inertia for cycle speeds of 200 cycles/min and up, 20-msec response, and ultraquick acceleration with maximum usable horsepower. Heat of engagement is absorbed by oil-shear action for fade-free stopping with no burned clutches while cushioning shock loads to motors and other components.

Force Control Industries Inc.,
3660 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014,
(513) 868-0900,


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