A torque limiter is an automatic device that protects mechanical equipment, or its work, from damage by mechanical overload. A torque limiter may limit the torque by slipping (as in a friction plate slip-clutch), or uncouple the load entirely (as in a shear pin). The action of a torque limiter is especially useful to limit any damage due to crash stops and jams.
Torque limiters may be packaged as a shaft coupling or as a hub for sprocket or sheave.
A torque limiting device is also known as an overload clutch.
Helical Inline gear units feature closely stepped speed reduction ratios, infinite life gears, high permissible radial forces and minimum backlash in a space saving design. A flexible modular design allows for a variety of input, output and mounting configurations.
The combination of high quality helical and spiral bevel gears have an industry leading ratio range and deliver trouble free and quit transmission of power to the output shaft. Helical bevel gear units can also offer operational cost savings compared to less efficient worm gearing.
The combination of high quality helical and worm gears have an industry leading ratio range and deliver trouble free quiet transmission of power to the output shaft, while providing modest efficiency gains and reduced operating costs compared to traditional worm gearing. The helical worm offering is available as a foot, shaft or flange-mounted unit. Modular design allows many input options including an integral motor, NEMA or IEC adapter, or a solid input shaft.