UpComing Tradeshows

October 25-28, 2017
CCM 2017
Beijing, China

2014

11 December 2014

Drilling Platform

Keeping their cool - Marine clutches and brakes

The marine environment is extremely harsh and delivering equipment capable of performing reliably and efficiently requires expert design engineers combined with advanced materials technology. Neil Wright, Managing Director of Wichita Clutch, assesses the requirements of modern marine clutches and brakes, which play such a crucial role in a variety of applications.

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29 September 2014

Hurricane simulator for Door

Wichita Clutch Modified Standard Ventilated Clutch for Hurricane Simulator

A heavy-duty clutch was needed for a massive storm simulator at the University of Florida. The new simulator is a unique machine that creates dynamic simulated Saffir-Simpson Scale Category 5 pressure events that produce rapidly fluctuating, positive and negative pressures on a test specimen to determine at what level failure, if any, occurs.

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22 August 2014

Thin Guage Steel Coating Line

Wichita Clutch ModEvo Tension Brake for Thin Gauge Steel Coating Line

The challenge at a regional window treatment company was to ensure a consistent, even spray of the final coating on the steel material used in their manufacturing process. The steel unwinds from a coil and passes through multiple coating baths then through an oven.

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30 June 2014

Wichita Clutch Engineering Support

Support Engineering

“The key to supplying and supporting large, operationally critical power transmission equipment on a global basis is a combination of experience, planning and having the right people available on-site virtually anywhere in the world,” says Neil Wright, managing director of Wichita Clutch.

Wichita is part of the Altra Industrial Motion group, which manufactures and supplies a large range of industrial clutches, brakes, couplings and geared motors. As such it can provide valuable insight into how to deliver and support these sometimes huge and usually operationally critical items of plant equipment.

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