Written by [google_authorship] on 3rd January 2020
Torque limiters or
overload clutches are special industrial machinery components that are
specifically designed to protect either the equipment itself or the equipment’s
load from excessive torque.
will shut down a machine when excessive torque is detected and dissipate the
unnecessary rotational energy so as not to cause damage to the load or the machine.
Dangers of Excessive Torque
When a large amount
of torque is generated by a machine, often in equipment that operates at a low
speed, it can severely damage the
machine or its load whenever there is a malfunction.
components most at risk from the damage caused by excessive torque are gears
and couplings, as well as geared-motor units and drive shafts.
products enable the operator to assign a preset level of torque so that the
machinery doesn’t create enough rotational energy to cause irreparable damage
to the operating system.
Torque Limiter Designs
predominantly two types of torque limiter design, with the first employing a
disconnecting action and the other a slipping action. There are also many
modern electronic technologies which perform the same purpose as a torque
limiter by simply limiting the motor’s current. There are a few operational
issues with such electronic torque limiters though, which means the older
analogue styles are still valuable additions to many different types of
industrial machinery and equipment.
type of torque limiter disconnects the drive from the load when excessive
torque is detected. There are different methods employed to create the
disconnecting action, with one using a shear pin that destroys the pin
connecting the load to the drive shaft. There are also multiple torque limiter
designs that employ a magnetic disconnection method. Whichever disconnection method
is used, these crucial machinery components create a permanent separation
betwixt the drive and the driven shaft, resulting in re-engagement requiring
torque limiter design creates a temporary disconnection, allowing the drive
shaft to continue running but preventing the driven shaft from being driven by
‘slipping’ it out of contact. The slipping action is engaged whenever a preset
torque limit is exceeded, then reconnecting the shafts when it detects the
torque level dropping back below the preset limit.
are sometimes referred to as overload clutches, although
this is usually only when the torque limiting component is incorporated into a
machine’s original design.
Enemac Torque Limiters
supplier, Yorkshire-based YB Components, offer several torque limiting products
for fast and free delivery all over the UK and the rest of the world.
manufacturer Enemac only use specially selected high-quality materials for
their products such as stainless steel, combined with an advanced testing process
and precision manufacturing techniques. The Enemac torque limiters are designed
to eliminate backlash and various models can operate at torque capacities of up
If you require any torque
limiter products such as Enemac torque limiters, then contact
who are the UK’s leading torque limiters suppliers in Yorkshire.