Advantages of centrifugal clutches are load-free starting and slip-free torque transmission at operating speed. Centrifugal brakes are often used as emergency braking system. They can lower or slow down loads at a defined speed.
The most important factor for selection of a centrifugal clutch is the amount of power to be transmitted. Knowing the power available from the drive motor and the operating speed, the torque to be transmitted can be calculated and the size of the clutch determined.
For the vast majority of drives, there is a wide range of clutch types and designs. Our sizes 01 to 13 cover – depending on engagement and operating speeds – a torque range up to ca. 2000 Nm.
Advantages of S-Type Clutches
In contrast to F-Type clutches, the linings of pin-guided clutches are permanently bonded to the flyweights instead of being mounted on loose carriers. The guide pins of W-Type clutches provide accurate guidance for the flyweights, which ensures quiet operation of the clutch.
For this type of clutch, the performance factor for torque transmission is ca. 1.5.
P-Type clutches are extremely narrow. In addition, the asymmetric pivot clutch is the quietest-running clutch in the SUCO product range. For this type of clutch, the performance factor for torque transmission is ca. 1.75 or ca. 1.25 depending on the direction of rotation.
Advantages of W-Type Clutches
The W-Type combines the advantages of F-Type and S-Type clutches. Because the tension springs are easily accessible and the linings removable, the parts subject to wear are easy to replace.
As with the S-Type, the guide pins provide accurate guidance for the flyweights, which ensures quiet operation of the clutch. For this type of clutch, the performance factor for torque transmission is 1.0.
Advantages of F-type Self-increasing Centrifugal Clutch
The compact design and self-increasing effect allow this clutch to transmit remarkably high torques while needing very little space, resulting in a performance factor of ca. 2.5.
Because the tension springs are easily accessible and the linings removable, the parts subject to wear are easy to replace. Because the linings are not secured to the flyweights, some noise is possible in service, but normally not sufficient to cause a nuisance.
Self-increasing effect: the profiled hub has a special form which causes a wedging effect between the profile and the flyweights when torque is applied to the clutch. This results in an additional force on the linings and allows a higher torque to be transmitted.
Construction and mode of operation
The flyweights (2) are seated on the profi led hub (1) and are held against it by tension springs (3), which are hooked into the linings (4). Discs locate the flyweights axially. Each lining has a crimping on its inner surface to locate it on the flyweight. This prevents the linings from moving sideways.
As the profiled hub rotates, the centrifugal force acting on the flyweights overcomes the spring force. When the speed is high enough, the linings contact the clutch drum (5), and friction between the linings and the drum allows torque to be transmitted between the two.
Norman G. Clark | Diesel & Industrial Solutions
Norman G. Clark is an Australian owned and operated business with a long and remarkable history. Established in Melbourne, Victoria in 1919, is a distributor of diesel and industrial products. We manufacture, import and distribute an extensive range of diesel engine accessories and industrial equipment.
Norman G. Clark Product Offerings
The main products we supply are as follows:
• Horton fan clutches
• Nexen industrial clutches, brakes and tension control equipment
• Deublin rotating unions
• Nett exhaust purifiers and catalytic converters
• Flight Systems engine protection systems
• Horton diesel engine cooling fan blades
• Oblan engine air intake pre-cleaners
• Tension Control
• Linear Motion Control
• Web control systems
• FMS belt scales
• Electromagnetic clutches and brakes
• Conveyor rollers and components
• Haul Truck Suspension Struts
• TecsPak General Bumpers
Horton fan clutches and Nexen industrial clutches, brakes and tension control equipment are manufactured by us in Australia under license from Horton and Nexen respectively.
We manufacture some products within the ranges ourselves; while others are imported complete and ready for use. We also assist in maintenance and repairs of all products.