Mayr's performance range of the disengaging EAS-element clutches has been extended. The latest design with curved tooth couplings for the connection of two shaft s is designed for torques of up to 280,000 Nm. The element clutches transfer the torque using positive locking during normal operation. On overload, they separate the input and output nearly residual torque-free with a high switch-off and repeat accuracy. The kinetic energy from the rotating masses stored in the system can slow down freely. Such disengaging clutches do not automatically re-engage. They remain disengaged until they are re-engaged either manually or via mechanical or hydraulic devices.
Edited by: Jürgen Wirtz