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The How and Why of the Centrifugal Clutch

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As leaders in the design and manufacture of custom centrifugal clutches, we’re often in contact with people who want to know how they work, and what their advantages are. Simply put, their advantages are many—but here we aim to explain why and how. The main purpose of the centrifugal clutch is to start loads efficiently […]

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Looking Back: The Year in Review

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With the holiday season now officially upon us, before we know it, it will be 2014. At BLM Automatic Clutch, we’ve had a busy and fruitful year! As this year comes to an end, we’d like to take a look back at some of the many applications centrifugal clutches were used in 2012-2013. Clutches in […]

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Did you know that clutches may play a large role in the 2014 Olympics Games in Sochi, Russia?

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This upcoming February, The XXII Winter Olympics will be taking place in Sochi, Russia – making it the first time that the Russian Federation will be hosting the games, as the Soviet Union hosted the previous in Moscow back in 1980. Separated into two clusters – the events will be divided into ice and mountain […]

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As Everyone Is Going for Gold Again, Conveyors (and Clutches) Keep Things Moving

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Demand for gold is on the rise again around the world, and this demand is driving an increase in gold mining activities. Everyone seems to be going for gold! Recent news reports talk about the global gold mining push and growing demand: “Gold fever” is striking Asia again: The countries of India, China and Thailand […]

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Proper Hurricane Season Preparedness

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As summer comes to an end and fall arrives, hurricane season comes along with it. While we can’t know what lies ahead, we do know that hurricanes of some sort are to be expected, and the best thing we can do is be prepared. When Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc along the northeast, devastating towns and […]

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Ready… Set… Go! Try Go-Karting for Corporate Team Building

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Having fun is a big part of corporate culture today. Companies big and small, from Google and Microsoft to the accounting firm down the road, are incorporating “fun” into their business plans. Merging the “fun-factor” into a business’ daily operations isn’t a new trend: It’s been around for quite some time now, especially in corporate […]

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Environmental factors that affect agriculture

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Our planet is a well-timed and well-run ecosystem that relies on so many factors, plants, animals and insects to keep it humming in harmony.  One of the areas that are out of tune has been the serious decline of the honeybee population in the United States.  Recently, scientists at Purdue University identified one of the […]

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Construction Equipment and America’s Housing Recovery

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This past March, home prices in America reached their highest gain since 2006. According to recent statistics, spring home-buying season is seeing aggressive demand, and throughout the country, building and renovating is flourishing for the first time in a long time. With spring being the season of renovations and new projects, and the recovery moving […]

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Why It’s Critical to Keep Today’s Water Treatment Systems Running Smoothly

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Water: It’s fundamental to all life, and the need for water treatment systems has become increasingly more critical as the population around the world continues to grow. From the “people perspective,” our reliance on clean water is obvious: We rely on water for drinking, bathing and cooking. Rivers and lakes are sources for our drinking-water […]

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