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Top 5 Benefits of Industrial Air Clutches

Sep 21, 20 • Air Clutches, Brakes, NewsComments Off on Top 5 Benefits of Industrial Air Clutches

Benefits of Industrial air clutches

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An industrial air clutch is a plate connected to a drive shaft of power machinery, and when engaged, it uses compressed air to slow down or stop the engine by disengaging it from what is driven. The industrial air clutch uses air instead of hydraulics or centrifugal forces to stop heavy machines.

There are several industrial air clutch designs in the market, but the most effective one in an industrial setting is the pneumatic air clutch. The pneumatic air clutch is a powerful industrial tool and has a wide range of machines that work perfectly. These clutches provide a simple torque adjustment and control function, making it suitable for stopping heavy machinery with minimal effort and friction.

Industrial clutch manufacturers know that heavy operating machinery and stopping them generate a lot of friction and heat, so they designed the air clutch to use water as a cooling agent. Water is used to cool off the braking components rapidly. Water-cooled breaks use either a closed jacket loop or an open flow system where water is continuously pumped over the brake clutches to cool it down as operations take place.

If you are looking to get an industrial air clutch that uses water as a coolant medium for your cold company’s cold storage needs, here are some of the benefits why you should get a pneumatic air clutch.

Faster response time

The pneumatic brake offers better energy transmission from the clutch pad to the shaft, hence better energy distribution and stoppage time. When applied, it disengages the plate from the transmission using air pressure to pull it back from the transmission, thus stopping the machine. When the pneumatic clutches are released, the air is released, and the clutch plate reengages with the transmission. Then the machine starts to move again.

Effective heat release

Industrial clutch manufacturers designed the pneumatic clutch to have the best heat dissipation mechanism. It releases heat in two ways; continuous slip and torque stability. Continuous slip is when the disk plate continuously disengages with the transmission units, releasing the heat built up during rotation and friction. And torque stability, where pneumatics offer better torque limiters hence proving more power, makes for better response time.

Air clutches are safe

Industrial air clutches are one of the safest brake clutches in the market; this is because they do not have anything electrical in their systems, reducing the chances of generating a spark that can cause a fire or injury to the operator. Water cooling also acts as an insulator for the parts and reduces wear and tear during operations.

They are fast

Air brakes are about 20% faster than electromagnetic brakes and clutches because they have a better torque, making them more powerful and efficient. The smooth operations of the air clutch help to speed up the stopping and re-engagement operation. They are also easier to use than other clutch and brake systems.

They are durable

These industrial air clutches have one of the most effective designs. They are easy to perform routine maintenance activities, have a great heat release mechanism, and are made of a thick disk that is resistant to wear and tear. These machines are easy to install and an excellent replacement for the old friction plates in old heavy-duty machines.

If you are looking for an upgrade for your company’s machine braking system, or need a new system for a new machine, then a pneumatic air clutch from K&L Clutch is the solution. They will offer the best service for the longest time and are easy to install and operate. Industrial air clutches with water cooling functions are the safest and most efficient heat removers; thus, you will never have to worry about sparks or overheating.

For more helpful information regarding industrial clutches, please contact our team at K&L Clutch today!

How Do Pneumatic Clutches Work? [updated]

Jun 13, 18 • Air Clutches, Clutches2 Comments

pneumatic clutchGrab. Spin. Decouple. Repeat.

At one level, clutches really are that simple. But pneumatic clutches are just one example of what a few innovative twists can do to complicate (and improve) the process.

So let’s start with the basics:
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Drilling Rig Parts and Repairs

Jan 29, 18 • Air Clutches, Air Compressors, Clutches, Industrial Mechanical Parts, Industrial Product Service, News, Torque Converters, TransmissionComments Off on Drilling Rig Parts and Repairs

drilling rig parts repairs by KL Clutch

Drilling rigs provide an invaluable service for companies that need to dig deep, with the convergence of drilling rig components and parts working together to do their job.

However, the reality of this situation is that the rigorous work being performed will likely hasten the onset of drilling rig repairs at some point.
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WPT POWER Sales Awards

Apr 14, 16 • Air Clutches, Brakes, Clutches, Local News, NewsComments Off on WPT POWER Sales Awards

WPT POWER Sales Awards

2015 was a great year for us.

We achieved some outstanding accomplishments; namely, winning a handful of awards:

  • The Distributor with the Largest Increase in Sales!
  • Top 5 in Mechanical PTO Sales
  • Top 5 in Overall Sales
  • Top 5 in Assembly Sales

If anyone is looking for WPT Power products, you now know who to call for the best!

Marine Clutches

Mar 21, 14 • Air Clutches, Clutches, Industrial Mechanical Parts, New Inventory ArrivalsComments Off on Marine Clutches

Oil States CM or VC style marine clutch

If you are working on one of the following types of boats:

Work, Crew, Ferry, Dredge, Fishing or Tugs

Chances are you will be in need of an Oil States CM or VC style marine clutch or drum that K&L now offers. Oil States CM clutch technology is the preferred choice for the marine industry and K&L now offers all five sizes 26″, 30″, 35″, 40″ and 48″.

The CM is a ventilated version of the CB clutch, providing greater heat dissipation through the ventilated friction shoe assembly. The CM design permits slippage during vessel maneuvering and cycling engagement.

DON’T THROW THOSE OLD RIMS AWAY!! Ask about the reman program for all sizes that can save you up to 35%, which carry the same warranty as new.

Replaceable Components for CM Clutches from K&L Clutch

CM Marine Clutches and Brakes Dimensions

CM Marine Clutches and Brakes from K&L Clutch

Please contact K&L Clutch and Transmission for all of your marine equipment and product needs.

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How Do Air Clutches Work?

Apr 2, 13 • Air ClutchesComments Off on How Do Air Clutches Work?

Oil States Air Clutch | K&L Clutch and Transmission | Industrial Air ClutchesEver wondered how air clutches work? K&L Clutch and Transmission has the expert answer!

An industrial air clutch for heavy machinery performs a very important job in relation to an engine and how power or torque is transferred. A typical engine has an output shaft as can be seen on an automobile engine at the flywheel position. A clutch is a device, usually a system of plates or grabbing disks that engage the power from the flywheel and transfer it to the transmission. A PTO, or power takeoff shaft, performs the same function and is commonly found on heavy construction equipment or farm machinery. The engine clutch engages with the PTO shaft so that it may spin or drive another component, like a tiller or peripheral device. Compressed air is used to engage or disengage the engine from the driven component, rather than using hydraulic (oil) or centrifugal force.
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