Wrap spring clutches are used in applications where several axis need to be engaged/disengaged and synchronised to a rotating main drive axis. By using gears other speeds can also be realised. Typical examples for applications are paper transportation in printers, copiers or money handling and money sorting equipment.
EC series wrap spring clutches are powered from a 12 or 24Vdc power supply and only require very small amount of power of just a few watts to energize.
There are also passive slip clutches available to limit the impact of the rapid acceleration!