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A Message to the BLM Community Amidst COVID-19

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To our BLM Customers: As we, at BLM, are monitoring the ever-changing climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers. Supply Chain Impacts We are constantly monitoring for any impact. We have assessed a very low risk […]

The How and Why of Centrifugal Clutches

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BLM designs and manufactures centrifugal clutches for a wide variety of small and large applications. They are integral machinery components in almost every industry, and there are numerous benefits to their usage. This critical component is ideal for starting power equipment safely and effectively. How a centrifugal clutch operates The primary purpose of a centrifugal […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Centrifugal Clutches

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You may be familiar with centrifugal clutches (sometimes referred to as a friction clutch), a type of clutch that uses rotational (centrifugal) force from a power source to drive a shaft, chain, or belt. Centrifugal clutches can be found in chainsaws, sawmills, conveyors, compressors, and other engine applications. By using centrifugal force, the clutch shoes […]


Going for Gold!

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As Labor Day approaches, it signals the unofficial end of summer. And what a summer it was! The Summer Olympics wrapped up with a record number of medals won by U.S. athletes, the most golds out of any country and the most medals won by U.S. women in any Olympic games. The gold medal is […]

In a Jam? Let BLM Solve Your Mechanical Troubles

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In clutch situations (pun intended), not every manufacturer can come through with alternative solutions for originally specified equipment. That’s what sets BLM apart from other clutch manufacturers. Our portfolio of over 4,000 drawings enables us to modify designs for any challenging application. It is one application in particular that we feel best represents our custom […]

BLM Automatic Knows the Secret to a Long Life…

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Recently, at BLM, we were talking about our elders and the oldest people we know. My father turned 98 earlier this year, and one of my co-workers had just turned 80. Not everyone is fortunate to know someone in their 90s, but many of us do. We live in a time when life expectancy is […]

What Cicadas, Marathons and BLM Automatic Clutch All Have In Common…

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We recently read an article in The Washington Post, “Billions of Cicadas Will Ascend Upon the Northeastern United States as Another 17-Year Cycle Concludes.” In addition to introducing us to the website Cicada Mania, the article got us thinking: At BLM, we are like cicadas. Just because you don’t see the cicadas while they’re hibernating, […]

Are You Doing Your Part for Earth Day? We Are!

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This Friday, April 22nd is the 46th celebration of Earth Day. It was started in 1970 as a demonstration for a healthy and sustainable environment and has led to environmental awareness and public policies. Today, being ‘green’ is understood by everyone to mean that you, or your products, work toward protecting the natural resources of […]

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Tornado Season Is Here: Be Prepared For Cleanup Operations With BLM Automatic Clutches In Your Chippers And Equipment

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The official 2016 “Tornado Season” has arrived in the U.S., with tornadoes already striking the East Coast and southern states in the late winter and early days of March. More tornadoes and “clusters” of tornadoes are predicted for the spring months. One recent report (Tornado Clusters Becoming More Deadly and More Common), says, “U.S. tornadoes […]

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BLM Automatic Will Continue to Help Miners in the New Golden Era for the Gold Mining Industry

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Recent news and financial reports are predicting brighter days, increasing business opportunities and some good times ahead for the gold mining industry. Last week a report said, “Gold mining may have advanced a huge 64.5% and is currently just 8.55% away from a new 52-week high. After a brutal bear market that began back […]

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