Wichita Clutch Standard Vent clutches are designed for reliable in-line power transmission. The simple air-tube design, with small air volume, speeds engagement and disengagement. It is ideally suited for large inertia loads where smooth controlled starts are needed.
Torque range – 7,000 to 30,955,750 lb-in (790 to 3,497,530 Nm)
Typical applications – Drilling rigs, Grinding Mills
The Eaton Airflex VC element assembly is an air-actuated constricting drum unit. The VC’s ventilated design allows rapid heat dissipation. The torque is carried by torque bars, and leaf springs retract the friction shoes when air pressure is released. Because of this construction, all components are available as replacement parts when refurbishing the unit.
Torque range: 27,000 to 3,660,000 lb-in (3,050 to 413,057 Nm)
Typical applications: Grinding mills, marine propulsion, metal forming machinery