As specialists in the field of brakes, clutches and controls, our engineers have helped solve thousands of problems.  Take a look at some of our real life stories to see how we can better help you.

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See how we helped a Paper Company reduce replacement parts for their air cooled drum-style brake system AND lower down time for repairs.

See how we helped a Steel Company with a tension control and leaking water cooled brakes in an annealing furnace, redesigning the braking system and lowering repair down time.

See how we can help you with water cooled equipment.

This real situation highlights Clutch Engineering customer service.  A retrofit of a replacement motor is engineered by Clutch.

This brake problem caused much production down time on a mechanical press.  See how we solved this costly problem.

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  • Steel company
  • Annealing Furnace Uncoilers
  • Better Control
  • Less Maintenance


A local steel company asked us to evaluate 2 uncoilers for an annealing furnace.  The complaints were lack of tension control and leaking water-cooled brakes.  After running some calculations for torque and heat requirements, it was very obvious that the brakes were much too large for the application.  Our experience shows that this is a common problem in the industry. Bigger is not better.


The solution was air-cooled caliper brakes and ventilated discs from Kobelt.  The photo shows a Kobelt Model 5022-A with special friction material for continuous slip.  It is running on a 25" diameter ventilated disc.  The results were better tension control due to an improved operating air pressure range and less maintenance time with easy access to the friction pads and air actuators.  An ultrasonic tension control from Magpower automatically adjusts air pressure as the coil gets smaller.

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