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Clutch Engineering is an authorized Ameridrives distributor. We specialize in the distribution of industrial power transmission products and our knowledgeable team is able to provide product support to ensure that your specific mechanical needs are being addressed. We are proud to feature high-quality flexible couplings and cardan shafts from Ameridrives. Our Application Engineers can help spec the right coupling and provide remote technical support. Ameridrives is a pioneering global leader in the design and manufacture of highly-engineered industrial couplings and universal joints.
Ameridrives began manufacturing in 1928. Through the years, Ameridrives has become a pioneer and global leader in advanced coupling technologies. Their highly-engineered parts can compensate for, or minimize the effects of unavoidable misalignment and end movement of coupled shafts. By utilizing advanced testing, analysis, and manufacturing processes, Ameridrives is able to provide specialized coupling solutions to meet the most challenging technical requirements. Ameridrives offers a wide range of products that include couplings (Amerigear, Ameriflex, Torsiflex-i) and universal joints (Americardan driveshafts). Their products are specially designed to address key industry challenges. They create high-performance components and devices that can be integrated into many critical manufacturing processes and other operational needs.
These mechanical equipment solutions seek to provide efficient, effective, and reliable performance. Ameridrives sets a high standard of quality with their innovative and useful product designs. Ameridrives products can be found working in key industries such as power generation, oil & gas, metals, textiles, energy, off-highway, compressors, generators, fans & blowers, pumps, crushers, marine/offshore platforms, rolling mills, cranes, irrigation systems, shredders, draglines, and shovels. These parts can also be found in applications for mining or gas and steam turbine systems. With high-quality products and expert support, Clutch Engineering provides dependable, long-lasting solutions for even the most demanding applications.
Clutch Engineering offers Ameridrives Ameriflex diaphragm couplings for extended reliable use. When installed and aligned properly, these couplings are also maintenance-free and are designed for infinite life. These products offer a high torque capacity with a relatively small diameter and a light weight. Split series couplings are used when mechanical requirements can not be met with a single series coupling (i.e., envelope limitations, over-hung moment requirements, etc.).
Torque range: 2,500 to 500,000 lb-ft (3,390 to 677,910 Nm)
Typical applications: Pumps, compressors, fans, conveyors, generators
Clutch Engineering offers Ameridrives Torsiflex-i disc couplings that are compatible and highly-effective for ensuring the ideal operation of process pumps. These disc coupling products and can also be used in general industrial applications that can include compressors, fans, presses and processing machinery. Their drop-in spacer design enables easy installation without moving the hubs. A zinc phosphate coating is standard, and other materials and coatings are available as well. The Torsiflex-i can be paired with Torsi-Lock hubs for an easy, mechanical interference fit. The Torsiflex-I coupling is also of the dry disc type. Flexibility is obtained by the deformation of the disc packs, within defined limits, which are separated by a tubular spacer. Large hubs are available on the first two sizes.
Torque range: 199 to 88,510 lb-ft (269 to 120,000 Nm)
Typical applications: Pumps, compressors, fans, food processing machinery, printing presses
Clutch Engineering offers Ameridrives Amerigear gear couplings for connecting shafts in situations that can involve misalignment or tight spacing requirements. The flexible coupling method is a vital and necessary technique for connecting rotating shafts in various instances. These products use a specially designed fully-crowned tooth to provide maximum torque capacity while minimizing the size of the part itself. A flexible coupling is meant to perform three main functions, which include: effectively coupling together two different shafts, compensating for all types of misalignment, and compensating for end or axial movement of the coupled shafts.
Torque range: 158 to 86,083 lb-ft (214 to 116,712 Nm)
Typical applications: Pumps, conveyors, compressors, cranes, presses, steel mills
Clutch Engineering offers Ameridrives Americardan driveshafts for mechanical applications that require higher angles of operation. A variety of product arrangements are possible to meet the needs of your application’s torque, speed, length, and particular angular requirements. Americardan Universal Joint Shaft Assemblies are high-performance “ready to install” drive components, created to effectively connect misaligned shafts in mechanical systems. Axial displacement can be accommodated with length compensating splines which are part of the intermediate shaft assembles.
Torque range: 86 to 1,891,846 lb-ft (117 to 2,565,000 Nm)
Typical applications: Paper mills, steel mills, levelers, marine propulsion, pumps