Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how electromagnetic multiple disc clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts in the clutch and how they interact with each other. In electromagnetic multiple disc clutches, torque is generated by attracting both the armature and the multiple series of discs to each other to engage a drive cup, attached to a driven component.
Multiple disc clutches are used on a variety of applications where high torque in a small space is required while still requiring engagement or disengagement, underload or speed. Many common industrial applications include industrial multi-speed gearboxes, automotive transfer cases and metal working machinery. The video can be found on Ogura’s website and on the Ogura YouTube channel below.