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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.
HPI indexing clutches from Formsprag were chosen over competitive units to
meet the challenge of this washdown application. HPI ball bearing clutches are
specially designed for medium to heavy-duty indexing applications in excess of
150 strokes/min. or greater than 90 degrees of index, to provide the superior
dependability, uniformity and long life performance.
Model HPI 550 clutches were supplied with a torque capacity of 1,885 lb.ft.
(2598 Nm). The clutches feature lip type seals and were shipped with
FDA-approved, food-grade grease. The units also featured an anodized
coating developed to withstand the rigors of caustic washdown environments.
- HPI 550 clutches feature
a torque capacity of
1,885 lb.ft. (2598 Nm)
- FDA-approved, food-grade
grease with lip type
- Anodized coating