Overrunning Clutches & Backstops
The type RDBK is a centrifugally lift-off sprag RSCI high speed backstop equipped with integral torque limiter. The latter limits the backstop transmissible torque to a value that is factory set-up according to customer request.
This design will be used mostly as backstop in multidrive systems, such as on large inclined conveyors, where two or more backstops share the reverse load.
The torque limiting function is performed through a multi-disc brake working in oil. This solution provides not only for a high torque density of the complete unit, but also insures that the set slip torque remains constant over the working life time regardless of the environmental conditions.
The RDBK sub-assembly which rotate backwards under overload is fully bearing supported. The unit is capable of performing as many reverse rotations as may be required (within the limits of energy dissipation) to completely unload the conveyor prior to maintenance work being carried out. Within some time intervals this type can rotate regularly backwards damage free.
The option of a release function manually actuated is also available. A hydraulic solution is the preferred one, nevertheless a full mechanical one can be supplied. The release is performed using a simple hand pump to actuate the internal hydraulic cylinder; progressively releasing the backstop.
The backstop function is of the built-in design. The outer part must be centered and fixed on the machine housing. The run-out and squareness tolerances must be respected.