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Available from Clutch Engineering, these Wichita Clutch Standard Vent clutches are perfect for large inertia loads where smooth controlled starts are needed. The simple air-tube design of these clutches features a small air volume construction. It also accelerates engagement and disengagement. These well-made products are designed for reliable in-line power transmission, across a variety of industrial use cases. The Wichita air-tube disc design combines all the best features of a disc type clutch with all the advantages of direct air engagement. It is the simplest and most trouble-free method of applying air pressure yet designed. Torque range – 7,000 to 30,955,750 lb-in (790 to 3,497,530 Nm) Typical applications – Drilling rigs, Grinding Mills
Available form Clutch Engineering, the Eaton Airflex VC element assembly is often used for grinding mills, marine propulsion systems, and metal forming machinery. This high-quality clutch and brake product is an air-actuated constricting drum unit. The VC's ventilated design and construction allows for the rapid dissipation of heat that can be generated during operation. The torque that the unit experiences is carried by torque bars, and leaf springs function to retract the friction shoes when air pressure is released. Due to this construction, all components are conveniently available as replacement parts when refurbishing the unit. The type VC element assembly is specifically constructed for severe clutch or brake applications. These include applications in which large inertia loads and sustained slippage would otherwise result in a loss of torque and a reduced operating life. 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