Centrifugal Clutch for the City Waterworks Industry

Centrifugal Clutch for the City Waterworks Industry

BLM Automatic Clutch was contracted by an OEM customer in the City Waterworks industry to manufacture a custom clutch.

Customer needed an alternate solution to the originally specified clutch. The OEM clutch required alignment to be maintained between the driven and drive side shafts. In use the clutch continually failed because of the inability to maintain alignment.

BLM was able to offer a solution using a gear coupling which permits for misalignment and by modifying a design to fit the customer’s space requirement.

For more information about this custom centrifugal clutch project, or the other custom clutch capabilities for demanding industrial applications, please see the table below or contact BLM directly.

Highlights of this CNC Machined Custom Centrifugal Clutch Project

Product Application

Pump 60 HP/1800 RPM/800 IDLE

Product Description

8″ clutch GMG 80M3

Clutch Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processess


  • Material Sourcing
  • CNC Turning
  • CNC Milling


  • Assembly
  • Painting


Modification of appropriate drawing from portfolio of 4000+ drawings

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

CNC Lathes, CNC Mills, Various Machine Shop Equipment

Tightest Tolerances

± 0.003″

Material Used

Gray Iron

Material Finish

Color: Blue

In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection

Industry for Use

City Waterworks


30 Units

Delivery/Turnaround Time

8 Weeks

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D Drawing

Product Name

Centrifugal Clutch