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 …

Industrial Clutch LK Inspection Checklist

To assist customers inspect and assess the condition of Industrial Clutch “LK” clutches, Torque Inc has developed the “LK-Inspection-Checklist“.  Click on the link to access this helpful aid to ensure all critical parts are inspected during clutch maintenance or repair. If you have additional questions, contact your local Sales Engineer of our Parts Hot line Read More …

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 …

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 …

Torque Tips – Genuine Parts

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 Read More …

Torque Tips – Wichita/Industrial Clutch and Brake Alignment

TORQUE TIPS – ALIGNMENT ALIGNMENT TROUBLE SHOOTING Reliable air Clutch/Brake operation requires proper alignment. Proper installation needs to ensure both Parallel (concentricity) and Angular Alignment of the Clutch/Brake Ring (Housing) to the shaft. * Brakes are more sensitive to Angular Misalignment * Clutches are more sensitive to Parallel Misalignment Call a Torque Inc. application engineer Read More …

Torque Tips – Electronic Drawings

TORQUE TIPS – ELECTRONIC DRAWINGS Torque Inc. maintains an extensive electronic library in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Items in the library include drawings, parts lists, catalogs and manuals, for our products we represent: * Wichita Clutch * Industrial Clutch * Kobelt * Mach III Clutch * Herion * Carlson * Goizper In addition to the Read More …

Torque Tips – Clutch/Brake Rebuilding

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 Read More …