The Ins and Outs of the Industrial Clutch Combination QRV/Rotary Union

The Industrial Clutch combination Rotary Seal & QRV (Quick Release/Exhaust Valve) offers the ability to tune the clutch engagement to meet each presses unique requirements. The Industrial Rotary Seal & QRV is a modular design to fit the complete range of Industrial Clutches used on mechanical stamping presses and many Verson clutches.  The Poppets are Read More …

Quick Release Valves (QRV’s)

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 Read More …

Don’t Starve your Clutch

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 Read More …

Torque Tips – Air System

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 Read More …