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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …