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Mechanical Cam Clutches Technical Information

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Basics of...Mechanical Cam Clutches

Mechanical Cam Clutches are similar to one-way bearings. During operation, the clutch locks the inner or outer race through the wedging action of cams. The clutch transmits torque in one direction of rotation while overrunning in the opposite direction of rotation. Clutches perform three basic operations: overrunning, backstopping or indexing. When selecting the appropriate mechanical cam clutch, it is important to know the torque requirement and speed of the application.

Common Applications

  • Induction draft fans
  • Speed reducers
  • Compressors
  • Multi-stage conveyors
  • Stand-by power units
  • Two-speed grinders
  • Pumps
  • Dry cleaning machinery
  • Inclined Conveyors
  • Packaging machinery
  • Textile looms
  • Cranes and hoists
  • Printing machinery
  • Punch presses
  • Washing machines
  • Food processing machinery
  • Wire winding machinery

3 Different Operating Modes

3 Different Operating Modes
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