Category: Kopper Kool Brake (KKB)

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…

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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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Precise unwind tension control sometimes requires brakes with a wide torque range to meet the wide range of materials (tensions) and widths run on a line.  This is further complicated by the larger rolls (coils) to be unwound (uncoiled).  To put this in perspective, a roll with 72″ OD and 6″ core will require a 12:1 decrease in air pressure from start to core.  If…

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TORQUE TIPS – CLUTCH/BRAKE REBUILDING WICHITA/INDUSTRIAL UNITS ARE SERVICEABLE Torque Inc., is available to assist you with by either: * Complete rebuild @ Torque Inc., with 1 year warranty on workmanship. * Parts and Technical support for you to rebuild in house. Torque Inc can quickly assist you to determine if your Wichita/Industrial unit needs a rebuild or replacement based on cost, availability and your…

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