Friction clutches and brakes have long been used to regulate drive speeds and loads in most industrial applications. However, Magneclutches® and Magnebrakes® control tension, torque and acceleration with no wearing parts. There are no gears to grab and no pads to wear out.
MagneClutch Particle Clutches
The Magneclutch® consists of only two moving parts, the inner rotating member, called the rotor, and the outer rotating member, called the drive cylinder. These rotating members do not touch. Each is cantilevered on two separate bearing sets. When the coil is energized, a magnetic medium forms chains between the rotor and drive cylinder and transmits torque. The transmitted torque varies with the magnetic field's strength. Since its clutching action is entirely magnetic - and without friction dependent mechanisms - the Magneclutch® retains operational stability throughout its operating range over a practically unlimited lifetime.
MagneBrake Particle Brakes