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September - 2014

29 September 2014

Hurricane simulator for Door

Wichita Clutch Modified Standard Ventilated Clutch for Hurricane Simulator

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.

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25 September 2014

Twiflex VMS-FL Brake

Effective (Ore) Liberation

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.

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22 September 2014

Cookie Food Conveyor

Formsprag Model HPI Indexing Clutch for Food Conveyor

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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15 September 2014

Folsom Lake Spillway Flood Gates

Custom Reducer and Gear Couplings for Folsom Lake Spillway Flood Gates

In 2008, construction of an auxiliary spillway began at the Folsom Dam near Sacramento, CA. This Joint Federal Project (JFP) is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, together with other Federal and state agencies. The new spillway will allow water to be released earlier and more safely from Folsom Lake during a high water event.

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11 September 2014

Paper Making Machine Scanner

Matrix 7AH-P Series Tooth Clutch for Paper Making Machine Scanner

A leading manufacturer of equipment for the pulp and paper industry required a clutch solution for their new scanning device. The scanner mounts to large paper making machines and provides sheet quality profiles and measurements, including basis weight and moisture content.

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