CENTRIGUFAL CLUTCHES AND BRAKES FROM SUCO : 13th September, 2017

CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

Where the use of a standard version is not practical or the power capacity inadequate, one of their customer-specific designs can provide a solution. SUCO has many years’ experience in this area.

In cooperation with the customer, their engineers study enquiries for their feasibility and produce a cost-effective solution. Every effort is made to ensure that the design of the product will comply with the customers’ requirements and wishes.

The two examples that are shown are just a couple of the numerous ways of solving drive problems, using combinations of centrifugal clutches and brakes or electromagnetic clutches and brakes, that they can offer. They can form the basis for complete system solutions realised in combination with other drive components.

EXAMPLE ONE (LEFT DIAGRAM) – ELECTROMAGNETIC BRAKE IN COMBINATION WITH A CENTRIFUGAL BRAKE.

This version is used for lowering loads at a defined speed with no electric power applied (power failure in the system). In normal operation, the load is held by the electromagnetic brake. Power failure causes the electromagnetic brake to release. To prevent the uncontrolled brake operates to lower the load at a defined speed.

EXAMPLE TWO (RIGHT DIAGRAM) – CENTRIFUGAL CLUTCH WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC BRAKE AND BELT DRIVE.

In this case the centrifugal clutch us used to start a heavily loaded machine. This protects the drive, which accelerates at a no-load until the engagement speed is reached. Power is transmitted by V-belts. When the drive is switched off the electromganetic brake can be used to bring it to a standstill.