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Tokyo, Japan

March 07-11, 2017
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March 19-22, 2017
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FSO Clutch

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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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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21 January 2015

Corrugated Paperboard Machine

Formsprag Modified FSO Clutch for Corrugated Paperboard Machine

A global manufacturer of corrugated paperboard equipment was receiving requests from a number of their customers for reduced maintenance on their equipment. In response, the OEM began to review all components on their machines to determine ways of reducing maintenance requirements.

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01 December 2014

Textile Processing Equipment

Formsprag FSO Overrunning Clutches for Textile Processing Equipment

A leading textile manufacturer in the Southeastern U.S. required an overrunning clutch for use on equipment being installed for a new production line. The overrunning clutches allow the feed drive to power the rollers at a low speed (5 RPM) when threading the leading edge of a new roll of fabric.

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07 November 2014

Multi-Speed Warehouse Conveyor System

Formsprag's Model FSO Overunning Clutches for Multi-Speed Warehouse Conveyor System

A large packaging operation was experiencing damage to the bottom of cartons on their case packing lines. The damage occurred as the cartons transferred from one conveyor to another conveyor which was moving at a 10 percent slower speed. Productivity was also impacted since the first two rollers of the slower conveyors needed to be replaced every year due to excessive wear.

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