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Clutch Brake

30 May 2019

Warner Electric Gen 2

Navigating Clutch/Brake Operation in Harsh Environmental Conditions

Chemicals, saltwater, food particles, heat, dust, and electrical corrosion are just a few of the many issues that can cause clutches and brakes to fail prematurely. Nobody wants to have the conversation about lost production time, growing cost concerns, or system disruptions after a failure has occurred. The strength of these components is in the information collected over years of service in hazardous environments and applying this knowledge to future clutch/brake technologies.

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19 December 2018

Altra Renewables

Altra's Aftermarket Expertise Gives New Life to Aging Wind Turbines

Many of the wind turbine generators (WTGs) installed across Europe as a result of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC are beginning to run out of maintenance warranty. This deadline doesn’t have to be a burden on WTG operators: it can turn into an opportunity to increase wind turbines’ service lives and improve performances, further reducing their carbon footprint.

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08 January 2014

Warner Electric Gen 2 & ERD product line

How to Select a Clutch or Brake

At the most basic level, the designer will identify if the application calls for a clutch, a brake or a combination clutch and brake. A clutch would be used in applications where it is desirable to engage/disengage the load and motor while leaving the motor to run all of the time. When a clutch is used the load will be allowed to coast to a stop.

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