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Mach III Releases EBook ” Make it Last”

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Determining how long a friction clutch or brake will last has much to do with application.  Cycle rates, revolutions per minute and the air pressure required to produce the torque to drive or stop the load are just a few of the considerations.  Assuming the unit has been properly sized and the application is not unusually rigorous, the majority of friction brakes and clutches will measure their service life in years as long as the manufacturer’s instructions for installation, operation and routine maintenance are followed.  Mach III has compiled its recommendations for users who want to do all they can to ensure that the clutches and brakes installed on their machinery last as long as possible.  Topics covered in the eBook, Make It Last, include:

  • Proper Selection
  • Regulating
  • Proper Mounting
  • Chain & Belt Alignment & Tension
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Routine Maintenance

Click on: “MachIII_Ebook003 – Make it Last” to down load this helpful guide.

Wichita Clutch introduces expansion of Composite Water Jackets to include WCB style brakes.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Wichita ATD 218 LIHTC on conveyor drive, used as Torque Limiter

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Wichita Clutch

Wichita Clutch 224 LIHTC

Wichita Clutch

Alternate view of Wichita Clutch 224 LIHTC installation

Torque Inc Application Engineer Steve Park selected a Wichita Clutch ATD 224 LIHTC (Low Inertia High Torque Clutch) for a custom designed conveyor drive system to provide protection for the drive train elements by functioning as a Torque Limiter. By regulating the air pressure applied to the Wichita Clutch, the end user can accurately adjust the clutch slip torque to a level to allow reliable machine operation under normal conditions and protect the drive train from overload by slipping the clutch,

What Wichita Clutch employees do for fun.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Hotter'N Hell 100

Wichita Team in 2011 Hotter'N Hell 100

Team Wichita Clutch for 2011 Hotter’N Hell 100.  Details Hotter’N Hell 100, Temps reached 109 degrees during this years ride.  Way to go guys.

New Spring Engaged Industrial Friction Clutches from Mach III Transmit Torque Until Disengaged with Air Pressure

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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 the 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. more

Chicago Sales Engineer Ron Hawes lands a Lunker

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010


Chicago Sales Engineer Ron Hawes lands a nice Musky Fall 2009 in Northern Wisconsin.


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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