Centrifugal Clutch for the Public Works Industry
BLM Automatic Clutch was contracted by an OEM customer in the public works industry to manufacture a custom clutch.
BLM was required to meet exacting standards while preserving customer price criteria, as they were stepping in to produce the part after a previous supplier could no longer maintain an acceptable price point.
A flywheel mounted clutch and pulley system was required for an industrial sweeper application, with a mandatory 5 grove, 5V, 10″ pulley. This was not a problem for BLM, who was able to convert drawings of an existing pulley style clutch system into the part meeting the customer’s parameters.
Composed of steel and precision machined using state-of-the-art CNC lathes and milling equipment, the unit was assembled and finished with a coating of blue paint. The finished 8″ clutch met the space, size, and configuration requirements in the 150 HP sweeper with an idle RPM of 800 and operating RPM of 3000. 30 units were constructed after a turnaround time of 8 weeks and shipped to the customer in Japan. All products were fully dimensionally inspected for quality and accuracy. BLM is fully prepared to replace customer components with more cost effective solutions
For more information about this custom clutch machining project or the other retrofitting capabilities available, please see the table below or contact BLM directly.
Highlights of this CNC Machined Custom Centrifugal Clutch Project
The OEM required a flywheel mounted clutch and a pulley. The pulley needed to be a 5 groove, 5V with a 10″ diameter. The previous OEM was unable to continue supplying at an acceptable price point. BLM was able to retrofit to meet space size and configuration requirements at the right price point
Industrial Sweeper 150 HP/3000 RPM/800 IDLE
6″ clutch B66SKM with QD bushing
Clutch Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processess
- Material Sourcing
- CNC Turning
- CNC Milling
Modification of appropriate drawing from portfolio of 4000+ drawings
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
CNC Lathes, CNC Mills, Various Machine Shop Equipment
In process testing/inspection performed
Industry for Use
Customer Specifications, 2D Drawing