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Centrifugal Clutch

13 October 2017

Mine HVAC System

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Mine HVAC System

A global mine ventilation equipment manufacturer needed an overload clutch solution for a large fan drive application. Fans are used to drive fresh air into a downcast shaft while the large diameter main fans draw out old air from the mine through an upcast shaft.

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24 April 2017

Continuous Miner

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Continuous Miner

A major mining equipment manufacturer required a centrifugal clutch solution for a new continuous miner. The machine utilizes twin rotating heads lined with projecting bits. The clutches are positioned between the electric motor and gearbox on each of the two separate head drivetrains.

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09 March 2017

Mine SAG Mill

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Mine SAG Mill

A large mine grinding mill OEM required a centrifugal clutch solution for a new SAG mill. The clutch’s primary role is to allow for smooth, controlled starts during mill startup. It provides protection against the shock loads which occur during the starting of a rigidly coupled mill drive.

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09 January 2017

Mine Feeder Breaker

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Mine Feeder/Breaker

A U.S. open pit coal mine operator needed a replacement centrifugal clutch for its primary feeder breaker. The feeding and crushing machine utilizes a “flight chain” that moves the coal from a large tipped hopper into a rotating breaker head that crushes the coal into various sizes.

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12 March 2015

Best Practices Back to Basics Group

Best Practices Series Back To The Basics Soft Starting High Inertia Loads

Some older technologies can still bring value to a wide range of applications. So it is with two mechanical devices that are commonly used for soft starting high inertia loads. While both technologies are mature, both can still add value to high performance systems.

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