Electromagnetic clutch is highly compactCenta Transmissions has launched a new range of electromagnetic clutches (EMC) that are set to make life easy for designers and manufacturers in industrial and marine markets, where remote clutching of ancillary drives or equipment is required. With seven different sizes from 400 to 7800, the new Centa EMC can be fitted directly to the engine SAE flange, via a torsionally flexible coupling onto the flywheel, or assembled as a stand-alone unit for auxiliary drives, from the non-flywheel end.
Given the correct application factors, all items of drive can be accommodated from high inertia fan drives to hydraulic pumps and its versatile design allows generators or hybrid motors to be added to the clutched or drive end and all PTO requirements can be accommodated with this one compact unit.
Centa sales manager Nigel Smith says: "Centa has responded to calls from the market for this type of electronic clutch control and we believe that it will make drive systems easier to install and operate and hopefully, more efficient, which will be a welcome prospect for everyone looking for this type of drive solution."
However, the Centa EMC is compatible with all types of auxiliary drives and it is expected that they will be employed to control industrial, construction and materials handling plant, as well as military and marine equipment. The benefits of the design, which combines versatility and practicality, include easy integration into any propulsion drive and application, with varying power for large capacity operations.
The control electronics are fully sealed in a watertight unit, which means that the EMC can be utilised on all types of applications and can be operated in all weathers.
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