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 …

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

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 …

Torque Tips – Upgrade to new Wichita or Industrial Clutch

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 Read More …