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Formsprag Modified GFR Clutch for Coast Guard Response Boat
Formsprag Clutch was selected to provide an overrunning clutch solution for use
on the U.S. Coast Guard’s RBM patrol boat fleet. The 45-foot boats perform a
variety of missions including search and rescue, marine environmental protection,
law enforcement, and coastal security. Powered by twin 825 HP turbocharged
diesel engines, the boats can reach a maximum speed of 42.5 knots (49 mph).
Formsprag supplied modified GFR ball bearing supported, ramp & roller clutches
to meet the demanding application requirements. The clutch also improves the
operating life of the drive line components by eliminating torque reversals that
can occur when there is rapid deceleration in the boat’s diesel engine speed. The
clutches are plated for enhanced corrosion resistance.
- Modified GFR ball bearing
supported, ramp & roller
- Plated for enhanced