Series CCC centric centrifugal overload clutches
Centrifugal clutches were originally used as soft start clutches and are often used on high inertia type applications.
The starting torque required for heavy equipment can cause torque spikes that shorten the life of motors, speed reducers and other drive train components. Spring-loaded centrifugal clutches can be designed to engage at a specific RPM offering a warm-up period for engines and turbines. These clutches are often used on back-up generators or “stand by” type systems because time has no effect. Centrifugal clutches are a time-tested method of starting heavy rotating equipment with ease.
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