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Lathe Machined Custom Centrifugal Clutch for the Mining Industry

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Lathe Machined Custom Centrifugal Clutch for the Mining Industry
Lathe Machined Custom Centrifugal Clutch for the Mining Industry

A customer in the mining industry needed an inline clutch to work within a limited space coal crusher application. BLM was selected to develop a high performance replacement for an OEM product that was exhibiting a high failure rate. Adapting a drawing from their portfolio of over 4000 drawings, the unit was constructed using gray iron and BLM's advanced machining capabilities. This included engine lathes, Milling machines, and other machine shop tools and processes. The unit was turned and milled holding a tight ± 0.003" tolerance. The part was assembled and finished with a blue paint coating. Full dimensional inspections were carried out during production to ensure quality and integrity

The resulting 18" clutch featured a bushing on the driven side and bored to suit on the drive side, as specified for the 125 HP, 700 operating RPM application. Turnaround time for the centrifugal clutch was 12 weeks, and 2 were produced for shipment to the customer. BLM is prepared to work with customers to provide customized solutions to their demanding applications, with focus on high quality and cost effectiveness. For more information about this centrifugal clutch fabrication, or the other custom solutions available, please see the table below or contact BLM directly.

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Highlights of this Custom Lathe Machined Clutch Fabrication Project

Project Scope
The customer required an inline clutch with space limitations. The previously installed clutch failed after 2 years use due to incorrect specification. BLM initially worked with the OEM but did not win the original order because our custom designed clutch took longer to produce than the off-the-shelf solution the OEM originally settled on. When this clutch failed the OEM contacted BLM to resolve the problem
Product Application
Coal Crusher 125 HP/700 RPM
Product Description
18" clutch A180MH with bushings on the driven side and bored to suit on the drive side
Clutch Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Material Sourcing
Milling Machine
Lathe Machined
Secondary:
Assembly
Plating
Design
Modification of appropriate drawing from portfolio of 4000+ drawings
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Milling Machines, Various Machine Shop Equipment
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.003"
Material Used
Gray Iron
Material Finish
Paint
Color: Blue
In process testing/inspection performed
Dimensional Inspection
Industry for Use
Mining
Volume
2
Delivery/Turnaround Time
12 Weeks
Delivery Location
USA
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D Drawing
Product Name
Centrifugal Clutch
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