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Clutch Engineering is an authorized Mach III distributor that specializes in the distribution of industrial power transmission products. We are proud to feature SENSIFLEX Tension Control and Air & Spring Engaged Brakes and Clutches from Mach III. Clutch Engineering stocks genuine parts and units to be able to quickly respond to customer’s requirements. In addition, our Application Engineers provide technical support.
Since its founding, Mach III has focused on producing customized products that are tailored to the requirements of the application. 300 catalog models and more than 2,200 custom products with torque capacities up to 60,000 pound-inches are used in machinery to connect and disconnect, stop, hold, maintain tension control, and protect machine components from overload.
Clutches and brakes manufactured by Mach III are suitable for a wide variety of industrial applications. Their products are used in food packaging and processing, industrial robotics, material handling, water treatment, and more. No matter the requirements, Clutch Engineering can provide dependable, long-lasting units for the most severe industrial applications.
Mach III Spring Engaged Air Released Brakes
Mach III spring engaged brakes remain engaged in the absence of air pressure. They are often referred to as power-off brakes, fail-safe brakes or holding brakes. These brakes are best suited for applications where they are used to prevent rotary motion of a load and are not suitable for dynamic stopping. These brakes are also available in configurations that mount directly to standard NEMA C-face frames.
Torque range: 59 to 8,775 lb-in (6 to 991 Nm)
Typical applications: Food processing, packaging equipment, thermoforming machinery, hoists
Mach III air engaged brakes are applied with compressed air and release in the absence of air pressure. They are often referred to as power-on brakes. These brakes are best suited for bringing a load to a stop and preventing rotary motion of a load. The braking torque is linearly proportional to the air pressure applied.
Torque range: 100 to 6,449 lb-in (11 to 728 Nm)
Typical applications: Stopping, holding, and cycling
For Mach III air engaged, spring released clutches, the torque transmitted is linearly proportional to the air pressure applied. When air pressure is absent, release springs ensure full separation of clutch discs. As with all Mach III products, a wide variety of configurations are available. Mounting options include NEMA C-face, through-shaft, end-of-shaft, and clutch-couplings.
Torque range: 190 to 41,008 lb-in (21 to 4,633 Nm)
Typical applications: Conveyors, belt-driven equipment
Mach III Spring Engaged Air Released Clutches
Mach III spring applied clutches transmit a fixed amount of torque determined by the spring pressure. When air is applied, it overcomes the spring pressure and disengages the clutch. These clutches feature a machined pilot for easy mounting of a sprocket or sheave. As with all Mach III products, a number of mounting arrangements and options are available to best suit your application.
Torque range: 506 to 24,375 lb-in (57 to 2,754 Nm)
Typical applications: Chain and belt driven equipment
SensiFlex clutches and brakes are designed for one purpose – tension control. They are not standard clutches and brakes that have been repurposed for tension control by substituting a low coefficient friction pad. SensiFlex clutches and brakes engage at low pressures and are capable of a broad range of torque output. They supply the processing flexibility demanded from today’s narrow web converting machinery without sticking, pulsing or cogging.
SensiFlex clutches and brakes are specifically designed for optimal tension control. They require low pressure to engage and are sensitive to slight changes in air pressure, providing smooth control of torque output. Several different configurations allow for a variety of mounting arrangements. SensiFlex products are designed for efficient heat dissipation and require little maintenance.
Torque range: 36 to 2356 lb-in (4 to 266 Nm)
Typical applications: Printing and converting equipment, wire drawing, laminating machines