Whatever your application, if it requires starting assistance and/or overload protection, we can help. We also provide customized pieces for single use products or "one of a kind" specialized applications.
We are happy to work with you to develop a prototype for your unique application.
BLM’s distinctive blue clutches have always been a green solution, long before it was politically correct. BLM has always produced an energy efficient clutch.
An electric motor with a centrifugal clutch starts under no load and does not engage and drive the load until it reaches near rated speed. Once up to speed a motor has more torque to start and accelerate the load and consumes much less current than a motor which must struggle to start under full load.
• More economical because the motor is right sized not over sized
• Improved power because a standard motor with a clutch runs more efficiently than an oversized motor running below its full rated load
• Reduced electrical power consumption costs because when starting with a clutch, the time the motor spends drawing high current is a fraction of the time that is spent by a motor without a clutch
• Increased motor life by as much as 5 times because the shortened high current draw saves motor insulation and windings
• Costly reduced voltage starters are not required to protect the motor because it uses simple economical across the line starters