Applications


Torque Coupling with O-Ring/Retainer Pin Connections Enables Quick Socket Changeovers and Prevents Stripped Threads

clock February 1, 2017 02:45 by author Mach III Clutch

O-Ring_Connected_Torque CouplingUsed for installing switching mechanisms on railway lines, the drill press to which this torque limiting coupling is attached sinks large screws into railroad ties made of various materials such as steel, concrete, plastic and wood. Each material requires a different size of screw and a different amount of drive torque. The railroad workers are able to manually adjust the slip torque setting of the coupling to the value needed for each material by loosening or tightening the adjustment nut. The output shaft allows for the quick interchange of sockets to accommodate the various screw sizes.

Mach III provides rapid turn-around for application adapted designs. This torque limiter was designed and quoted within 24 hours of the initial discussion between the client and our engineers. The units were manufactured within 3 weeks. 

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Wash Down Clutch With a Lead Time That Saved The Day

clock February 11, 2016 06:35 by author Mach III Clutch

C5A3K-001A food processing equipment manufacturer received an unexpected and unpleasant piece of news when they tried to purchase the nickel plated jaw tooth clutch they had designed into a new machine, a 16 week lead time!  Needing a 5 week lead time to meet the delivery date required by their customer, the manufacturer contacted us.  Did Mach III have a clutch that was equivalent?  Could we deliver in 5 weeks?  After reviewing the application and coordinating with production, our engineering team said, "Yes."

Our designers even found a way to expedite installation by incorporating an adapter so the clutch could be directly connected to the Lovejoy L150 elastomeric spider coupling used in the machine design.

The base for this design is the C5A2K-STH catalog model. For corrosion resistance, the unit is sealed and all exposed components are made from stainless steel and aluminum. This clutch is a prime example of the quick customization available from Mach III.  

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NEMA FRAME CLUTCH COUPLES TWO SHAFTS

clock July 12, 2013 05:15 by author Mach III Clutch

NEMA COUPLING CLUTCHMach III’s catalog model NEMA Frame clutches have a female input bore and male output shaft and are designed for coupling motors and gearboxes.  But what do you do when you need to couple two components with output shafts, one metric and one imperial?  Insert a custom designed Mach III clutch with NEMA housing that has a female input on both sides.

Specifications for Product No. C3C2R-002:

  • Torque Rating = 573 lb.in. @ 80 PSI
  • NEMA Frame Size = 143T/145T
  • Input Bore = 0.875 Inch with Standard Keyway
  • Output Bore = 32mm with Standard Keyway

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Mach III’s custom designs can accommodate a variety of torque and special mounting requirements.  Click below to see other examples:

Imperial to Metric Servo Brake

Torque Limiter with Off-Center Mounting Flanges

 



Brake with Air Released Coupling Simplifies Process

clock July 3, 2013 02:22 by author Mach III Clutch

Brake with Air Released CouplingAn air engaged friction brake and air released coupling are combined in this custom designed assembly.  The brake stops and holds a roll of material during a laminating process. When the process is complete, the user applies air to the coupling which then slides open. The roll, joined to the coupling with a tang-end shaft, can then be quickly removed. 

The air released coupling is also available as a stand-alone item.  



Custom Air Released Coupling Facilitates Quick Roll Change

clock December 13, 2012 15:07 by author Mach III Clutch

COUPL-020 CLOSED (3)

This air released coupling was custom designed for an application requiring a quick and simple means of inserting and removing rolls of material.  The face of the coupling (right) bolts to the machine frame.  Air is applied to the coupling when the operator presses a button which retracts the sleeve and exposes the slotted shaft end.  The operator can then slide a tanged shaft into the coupling.  When the air is released, the coupling sleeve closes to retain the shaft. 

The shaft is driven by a clutch which is connected to the extended shaft shown on the left side of the coupling. This coupling can be used with a clutch for stop/start or tensioning applications or a brake for stopping, holding or tensioning applications

 

 

 

 

 



Coupling Clutch For Keyless Locking Device Connection

clock July 12, 2012 10:15 by author Mach III Clutch

Mach III offers a variety of catalog models for shaft-to-shaft coupling.  Those catalog models provide shaft attachment with a keyway and set screw. 

For this application, the customer wanted to attach the coupling half to the shaft using a keyless frictional locking device.  Mach III outfitted a catalog model through shaft pilot mount clutch, C5A2R-STH, with a custom designed coupling. 

Keyless Frictional Locking Device

Would a custom design make your assembly process easier? Mach III has custom adapters and couplings options for many catalog models. 

 




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