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June 13-15, 2017
GPS 2017
Calgary, Alberta

June 20-22, 2017
Stage/Set/Scenery 2017
Berlin, Germany

June 20-23, 2017
Brasil Offshore 2017
Macaé, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

FSO Clutch

22 May 2017

Mine Process Blower

Formsprag Model HSB Backstopping Clutch for Mine Process Blower

A leading industrial fan OEM needed a backstopping clutch for a process blower at a copper mine. The large squirrel cage fan is used to exhaust heat generated inside the processing plant at the mine. The backstopping clutch prevents windmilling or reverse rotation when the fan is turned off.

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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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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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