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Wichita Clutch supplies standard Kopper Kool Brake (KKB) renewal kits in two configurations to make repairing and rebuilding your brakes easier and more cost effective. KKB Renewal kits include the following items:
- Copper Wear Plates
- ID/OD O-rings
- Nut’s and Bolts
- Springs if used in current rev. of Parts List.
- Friction Material, Rivets and Washers (partial)- or – Complete Drive Plate assemblies (complete)
Contact your local Torque Inc., Application Engineer if you have any questions. They are happy to be of assistance.
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, well beyond the maximum limit of .009″ TIR published by Wichita Clutch. This explains the rapid tooth wear of the Drive Plates and Hub. It was noted the high/low point wear at 3 o clock and 9 o clock with the 12 and 6 o clock positions being the same reading.
Uncoiler is built using Pillow Brock Bearings to support the mandrel. This design, like others we see using Pillow Block Bearings, has the tension force in the same plane as the Pillow Block Bearing mounting surface. Under high tension operation there is a real potential for the bearings to slip. Most users correct this design issue by welding hard stops to the uncoiler base with jacking screws to restrain the bearings from sliding and allowing easy adjustment for brake alignment.
TORQUE TIPS – GENUINE PARTS
DON’T GET FOOLED BY IMITATIONS
Don’t be misled by companies selling imitation parts for your Wichita and Industrial Clutches and Brakes. Genuine Wichita/Industrial parts are engineered and manufactured using best practices to provide correct form, fit and function in your Wichita/Industrial units. Using only Genuine Wichita/Industrial parts in your clutches and brakes, ensures safe and reliable operation of your critical equipment.
Torque Inc. has been supplying Genuine Wichita/Industrial Parts for 60 years. We maintain an extensive inventory of Genuine Parts to provide:
* Competitive Pricing
* Short Lead-Time (many Genuine Wichita/Industrial items from stock)
From your clutch or brakes Serial Number, Torque Inc. expert customer service representatives have the tools to quickly and accurately identify the exact parts you require. Torque Inc., can quickly email you detailed drawings, parts lists and quotes in .pdf format. Use the links on this page or call the PARTS HOTLINE 800-771-5921, to get started.
Having operation/maintenance issues with your clutches and brakes? Torque Inc. application engineers are available at your plant for assistance. Invite your local Torque Inc. application engineer to help identify your exact units or troubleshoot your clutches and brakes. Torque Inc. application engineers are highly trained and experienced in solving your problems.
ABOUT TORQUE INC:
Torque Inc. has represented Wichita Clutch for 60 years and continues to provide Heavy Duty Clutches/Brakes to the Metal Forming, Coil Processing, Converting, Printing, Marine, Mining and other heavy industries. Our staff of expert application engineers and professional customer service representatives is available to support you with:
- Technical Support
- New Application Engineering
- Retrofit Engineering
- Genuine Parts from our Extensive Inventory
- Clutch/Brake Rebuild Service
- New Units from our Extensive Inventory
In order to rebuild a Wichita KKB the Waterjackets need to be clean from corrosion and have adequate o-ring grooves and copper support ribbing.
Wichita Clutch retrofitted on National Machine Blot Maker/Cold Header, replacing OEM Clutch with North East Ohio Rebuilder.Â Benefits of the Retrofit include:
- Airtube has longer Service Life than Piston Packing.
- Standard Clutch Design, backed by extensive Torque Inc Inventory.
- Clutch Hub splines with increased Pitch Diameter and Contact Area for longer life under shock loads of these machines.
- Clutch Hub is attached to shaft with Ringfeder internal locking element allowing complete rebuild in less than 1 hour.