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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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Nine new catalog models offer torque transmission in the absence of air pressure or during power-off conditions. Mach III Clutch, Inc. announces new spring engaged industrial friction clutches for torque transmission in the absence of air pressure or during power-off conditions. Mach III spring engaged clutches are available in both regular duty and heavy duty models offering fixed torque transmission from 506 to 24,375 pound…

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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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