UpComing Tradeshows

February 07-09, 2017
West Pack Expo 2017
Anaheim, CA

February 08-10, 2017
INDUMATION 2017
Harelbeke, Belgium

February 19-22, 2017
SME 2017
Denver, CO

Overrunning Clutches

21 February 2016

2016 SME Tradeshow Booth

Altra Industrial Motion Exhibiting at 2016 SME Annual Conference & Expo

Altra Industrial Motion is exhibiting at the SME Annual Conference & Expo February 21-24 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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04 September 2015

Ski Lifts with People

Formsprag Model FSO Overrunning Clutches for Ski Lifts

A major Colorado ski resort required reliable overrunning clutches for use on their chair lifts. The resort has more than 20 ski lifts with a combined lift capacity of more than 30,000 riders per hour. The lifts feature a wide range of vertical rises up to 1,700 ft. (518 m) and ride times of up to 11 minutes.

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03 August 2015

Formsprag Clutch Model FL Clutch in Artillery Gun

Formsprag Model FL Bi-Directional Backstopping Clutch for Artillery Gun

Formsprag Clutch was selected to provide a clutch solution for use on the U.S. Army towed howitzer artillery piece. Operated by a 5-man crew, the gun utilizes a digital fire control system that provides navigation, pointing and self-location. The gun can
accurately fire a 155mm GPS-guided munition at a range of up to 25 miles (40 km).

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16 July 2015

Rollercoaster

Formsprag Model FSO Overrunning Clutch for Roller Coaster

A large, Midwestern theme park needed a replacement overrunning clutch for use on one of their most popular inverted roller coasters. The ride begins with a lift hill that ascends 137 ft. (42 m). Trains are pulled up by a 9,000 lb. chain lift before moving through various climbs, dives and corkscrews while reaching a maximum speed of 57 mph (92 km/h).

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14 July 2015

Team AeroVelo’s high-speed aerodynamic bicycle or “Speed Bike"

Feeling the Need for Speed

Humans have an innate thirst for adventure and an instinctive desire to expand their knowledge through firsthand experience. By testing the limits of personal strength and endurance, we obtain a better understanding of ourselves. One aspect of adventure is the art of competition. Team AeroVelo, comprised of professionals and engineering students from the University of Toronto, pursue this quest for adventure by joining others in an attempt to set the world human-powered speed record.

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