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HUSUM Wind 2014
October 06-10, 2014
A heavy-duty clutch was needed for a massive storm simulator at the University of Florida. The new simulator is a unique machine that creates dynamic simulated Saffir-Simpson Scale Category 5 pressure events that produce rapidly fluctuating, positive and negative pressures on a test specimen to determine at what level failure, if any, occurs.
Twiflex, which is part of the Heavy-Duty Overrunning Clutch and Brake division of Altra Industrial Motion, supplies braking systems for both geared and gearless grinding mills. Twiflex told IM that their main focus over the last 12 months has been the development of a large mono spring (floating) spring applied, hydraulic release disc brake for the dual pinion direct drive geared mills.
A major food processing OEM needed a cost-effective indexing clutch solution for use on a new cookie filling machine. The indexing clutch is mounted on the conveyor head shaft and translates the reciprocating motion from the crank mechanism into incremental motion in one direction, advancing the conveyor a uniform distance with each drive stroke and then overrunning in the opposite direction on the return stroke.
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