Connect and Disconnect Applications


The products featured below are friction clutches and clutch mechanisms used to connect and disconnect a source of power, such as a continuously rotating motor, and a machine component, such as a shaft.

IMPORTANT: If holding of the machine component is required when the clutch is disengaged, a combination clutch-brake should be considered.

Spring Engaged - Air Released Friction Clutches
Spring Engaged - Air Released Friction Clutches

Function: Connect, Disconnect (Non-Cycling or Low Cycling Applications)

  • Spring pressure compresses drive and friction discs to produce a fixed amount of torque.
  • Air pressure is applied to disengage the clutch.

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Air Engaged - Spring Released Friction Clutches
Air Engaged - Spring Released Friction Clutches

Function: Connect, Disconnect (Cycling Applications)

  • Applying air pressure compresses drive and friction discs to produce torque.
  • Torque is proportional to the air pressure applied.

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