Wichita Clutch

Spring Set Brakes

Wichita Clutch Spring Set Brakes (SSB) are ideal for safe protection of process equipment. The units are similar to the Low Inertia units and designed to be free from effects of centrifugal force and self-energization. Low inertia start/stop parts reduce acceleration times which allows more cycles per minute as well as reducing heat generated.

Torque range – 451 to 5,355,000 lb-in (51 to 605,016 Nm)
Typical applications – Presses, Shears, Bulk Material Handling and General Industrial Equipment

High Torque Clutches

Wichita High Torque Clutches (HTC) are designed for end-shaft mounting onto a bearing supported flywheel or gear wheel. They provide the highest torque to size ratio of any Wichita clutches.

Torque range – 800 to 7,080,000 lb-in (90 to 799,910 Nm)
Typical applications – Presses, Shears, Bulk Material Handling and General Industrial Equipment

PTO Clutches

Wichita Power Take-Off (PTO) clutches are available with air or mechanical clutch engagement. Mechanical PTOs require no pilot bearing, are available with an automatically adjusting clutch and are ideal for vehicular flywheels. Designs are available for in-line or side load applications.

Torque range – 10,800 to 129,000 lb-in (1,220 to 14,575 Nm)
Typical applications – Barge Pumps, Crushers, Chippers, Various Diesel Engine Applications

Mesur-Fil Fluid Couplings

Wichita Mesur-Fil fluid couplings deliver reliable smooth power transmission, specifically in a soft start or overload application. The coupling is ideal for applications with high inertia loads and designed with no mechanical contact of internal parts. This will insure minimal maintenance and long life.

Motor HP – ½ to 1,500 HP
Applications – Conveyors, Crushers, Shredders, Amusement Park Rides and Ski Chair Lifts

CCB – Clutch/Brake Combination

Wichita Clutch/Brake Combination (CCB) units provide fast, smooth cycling for stamping presses and metal forming equipment by combining a high performance clutch and spring set brake in a compact assembly. A single air tube actuates both the single plate clutch and the single plate brake.

Torque range –23,000 to 540,600 lb-in (Clutch), 4,500 to 258,400 lb-in (Brake)
Typical applications – Stamping Presses, Can Making Equipment

ModEvo Tension Brake

Wichita ModEvo tension brakes are modular and provide smooth control at high line speeds. Their design optimizes the use of cooling air at slow speeds to achieve high heat dissipation in either rotational direction. A cooling fan can be added for additional heat capacity.

Torque range – 12 to 38,000 lb-in (1 to 4,293 Nm)
Typical applications – Light and medium duty Tensioning Applications

Standard Vent Clutch

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

AquaMaKKs Clutches and Brakes

Wichita AquaMaKKs clutches and brakes are water cooled to allow for high thermal capacities. AquaMakks units utilize composite water jackets to reduce weight, improve water flow and resist corrosion. Copper alloy wear plates provide excellent heat dissipation and consistent tension.

Torque range – 55,440 to 1,596,000 lb-in (6,259 to 180,188 Nm)
Typical applications – Drilling rigs, Deck Equipment, Coilers, Slitters and Lumber Processing Equipment

Kopper Kool Clutches and Brakes

Wichita Kopper Kool clutches and brakes are water cooled to allow for high thermal capacities. The units contain copper discs for excellent heat dissipation. Rubber air tubes allow for smooth, accurate control and consistent web tensioning.

Torque range – 2,720 to 1,600,000 lb-in (307 to 180,771 Nm)
Typical applications – Drilling rigs, Deck Equipment, Coilers, Slitters and Lumber Processing Equipment

Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes

Wichita Low Inertia clutches and brakes are air applied, spring released disc style units that develop torque proportional to the air pressure applied. The units are designed to be free from effects of centrifugal force and self-energization. Low inertia start/stop parts reduce acceleration times, which allows more cycles per minute, as well as reducing heat generation.

Torque range – 3,160 to 17,850,000 lb-in (340 to 1,204,000 Nm)
Typical applications – Presses, Shears, Bulk Material Handling and General Industrial Equipment