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Cam clutches are smooth operators

Cam clutches are smooth operators
Tsubaki has extended its range of cam clutches, and is now holding extensive stocks of European standard units in the UK and it's European headquarters in Holland, offering customers the best possible solutions to the broadest spread of applications, with fast turnaround times on orders.

The range has been developed to meet the one way clutch requirements of a huge variety of applications - anything from production of corrugated paper where an overrunning clutch is essential to prevent the glue rollers from drying up to inclined bucket elevators used in such diverse industries as food or cement where reverse rotation of drive shafts may cause damage to machinery or other equipment.

Tsubaki cam clutches meet torque requirements right up to 686,000Nm, providing essential functionality and safety for any application, and particularly to critical and costly machinery. All standard models in the range are available ex-stock, and there is also an extensive range of more specialist clutches tailored to specific application requirements. The Tsubaki range includes models for light, medium and heavy duty, in overrunning, indexing and backstop applications - from low to high speed with product specific features such as keyways, special lip seals for the effective protection against dust, oil or grease filled for low maintenance and additional components such as flanges, torque arms and covers.

In addition, Tsubaki also recognises that applications with demanding size, weight and performance characteristics can require a far more tailored approach. In such instances if one of the American or Japanese standard Tsubaki cam clutches is not suitable either then a custom solution can often by found, indeed, completely new designs can be developed for OEM applications.

This custom design and build service is also of great benefit in refitting or refurbishing aging equipment where the OE clutch itself is obsolete but where having to replace the entire drive train or re-engineer the package to accommodate a new standard clutch would not be economically viable.

The full range of cam clutches is covered in a new catalogue, that also covers mechanical overload protection components, chain couplings and a cam clutch selection chart. The catalogue is available from Tsubaki as either a hardcopy or to download from the Tsubaki website, and has been developed to provide readers with as much information and data about Tsubaki's cam clutch product range as possible, including technical specification. To help customers differentiate between the different products that are available and choose the correct one for their application, Tsubaki has included a selection chart. The basic modes of operation are explained - overrunning, indexing and backstopping - and then a simple chart displays each product's suitability to specific tasks of each function.

Hiro Miyazaki of Tsubaki Europe, comments: "The catalogue is extremely comprehensive in the number of products that are included. All Tsubaki Cam Clutches are high quality precision components but obviously each is designed with a specific task in mind. This is why we include the selection chart; to make sure that every customer chooses the right product for their requirements, ensuring that they benefit fully from our expertise in the industry."
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