A 2-page, colour brochure from Force Control Industries details a lineup of clutches, brakes and clutch/brakes for food and beverage processing applications. Innovative oil shear design allows millions of cycles that require no adjustment or maintenance, the company says.
Various mounting and actuation methods are available from Force Control Industries in the brochure. Totally enclosed sealed housings resist heat, cold, water, humidity, and caustic spray.
Washdown options include nickel plating, white epoxy, Steel-it stainless steel epoxy and corrosion resistant hardware.
The clutches, brakes and clutch/brakes are suitable for use on conveyors, stackers, palletizers, indexers and feeders.
Specially formulated food grade transmission fluid is used for cooling and provides a hydroviscous fluid film between the friction disc and the drive plate during the dynamic phase of engagement.
The film is said to significantly reduces wear of the friction material, while re-circulating the fluid removes the heat of engagement, resulting in a significantly longer service life than traditional dry braking and clutch systems, with no adjustments required.