Category: Tips

              Steve Park retired as President of Torque Inc. Oct., 1, 2018, to be able to spend quality time with his family and enjoy his many hobbies.  Steve joined Torque Inc. in 1984, opening the Detroit Sales Office expanding Torque Inc’s coverage to include the balance of Indiana and Michigan.  Torque Inc (previously named Fremont and Lewis), has represented…

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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 a standard part across all configurations with adjustable orifices and…

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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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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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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 – CLUTCH/BRAKE UPGRADING REASON TO UPGRADE * SERVICEABILITY: Obsolete Clutch/Brake Costly Parts Parts Unavailable Difficult to Service Clutch/Brake Clutch/Brake Requires Frequent Maintenance * FASTER STOP TIME: Shorter Safety Distance Better Fault Protection * CHANGES IN OPERATION: Increased Tonnage Increased Single Stroke Operation Increased Continuous SPM Operation For whatever issue your current Clutch/Brake limits your production, your Torque Inc. Application Engineer has the application…

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