The centrifugal clutch: as versatile as it is important. Not only are there many advantages of centrifugal clutches—energy savings, smooth acceleration, ease of maintenance, etc.—but there are so many applications that benefit from it.
Here are three of them:
1) A controlled environment is best for industrial clutches.
Test runs on your motor will help make the clutch last longer. The design engineering of your device affects how the equipment will run, and this must be carefully researched and designed.
2) Variable speeds will change the clutch’s capabilities.
Industrial clutches such as BLM’s are designed to run at a specific RPM. This is also where the controlled environment helps, as the size of the track and speed are also controlled.
3) The way the motor is used will affect the clutch.
For example, driving with your foot on the brake the entire time, or quickly stopping and then going repeatedly, affect the motor’s lifespan. In this way, yet again, driving in a controlled environment is better for the clutch.
It’s important to remember that if parts are randomly put together, without taking into account the different variables and mechanisms, the clutch—and the motor itself—will not last. Finally, keep in mind that our premium centrifugal clutches cannot be used in just any motor — we make quality clutches for quality devices, and when used correctly, the two go hand-in-hand to last multiple years.
To learn how we can custom manufacture your centrifugal clutch or friction clutch, request a quote with our team today.