Tag: Installation

There are many methods to mount a Clutch/Brake hub to the shaft of a Stamping Press or other heavy machinery. Torque Inc will help you pick the best type of connection for your application.  The following is a summary of the benefits and limitations of the various methods: Key with clearance Using a clearance fit between the hub and the shaft while and hand fitting…

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Most industrial Air Clutch/Brake applications have Quick Release Valves (QRV or Quick Exhaust) engineered into the air system to provide rapid exhaust of the air pressure by providing a large exhaust port right at the clutch or brake.  Air systems with properly engineered, installed and maintained QRV’s,  offer significantly improved operation of clutches and brakes in high cycle applications (single stroke operation of a press)….

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Above is a photo of a customer who was rapidly wearing teeth of a Wichita 118 KKB.  This is a typical symptom of excessive angular alignment. Angular Alignment is checked by placing the magnetic base of a dial indicator of the shaft and indicating the face of the back water jacket at an 18″ diameter (for Wichita 118″ KKB).  This application indicated over .300″ TIR,…

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Many times when Torque Inc.  gets called to help customers with Clutch and Brake problems we find the root cause is an inadequate air system starving the clutch and/or brake.  Below is an excellent example of this phenomenon with a separate Clutch/Brake application on a high speed shear. The clutch is the Blue Pressure Line and the Brake is the Red Pressure Line.  You will…

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TORQUE TIPS – AIR SYSTEM AIR SYSTEM TROUBLE SHOOTING Most Air Clutch/Brake operating problems are caused by the air system. Torque Inc. finds the majority of issues with our customers air Clutches/Brakes are air system related. Application problems: * Inconsistent starting/stopping * Brake heating * Clutch slipping * Rapid wearing of friction material Reliable air Clutch/Brake operation requires a properly designed and maintained air system:…

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TORQUE TIPS – ALIGNMENT ALIGNMENT TROUBLE SHOOTING Reliable air Clutch/Brake operation requires proper alignment. Proper installation needs to ensure both Parallel (concentricity) and Angular Alignment of the Clutch/Brake Ring (Housing) to the shaft. * Brakes are more sensitive to Angular Misalignment * Clutches are more sensitive to Parallel Misalignment Call a Torque Inc. application engineer to assist your inspect your Clutch/Brake Alignment. Torque Inc. has…

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