Press Clutch/Brake Hub Mounting Options

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 Read More …

Wichita Kopper Kool Brake Renewal Kits

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)- Read More …

Protect Your Teeth!!!

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 Read More …

Wichita Clutch ATD 236 LIC test on Quill Shaft Gear Box

Testing of rebuilt pendulum shear gear box by Horsburgh & Scott Rebuild Center.  Video shows Wichita Clutch ATD 236 LIC mounted to Flywheel on intermediate gear Quill Shaft.  Wichita ATD 260 LIB mounted on output shaft on back of gear box. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7B3NNB7hgw

Wide Tension Range – Multi-Actuator Brakes

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 Read More …