The Posidyne Clutch is currently available in two styles, 1. the foot mounted unit which is basically the Posidyne clutch brake with just the clutch stack; and 2. the PTO designed to engage a diesel or gasoline engine to the load.
The standard Posidyne foot mounted clutch is typically used for applications requiring a disconnect clutch, a clutch to engage a large load, or a clutch to engage a very high inertia load requiring a soft start. The Posidyne clutch only can be cooled by basic radiation, fan cooling, water cooling, or forced lube. Forced lube consists of forcing the fluid through the clutch stack continuously using a forced lube cooling unit. This system enables removing vast amount of heat on those high inertia soft start applications.
The PTO is designed to mount to a diesel or gasoline engine to drive various types of stationary systems such as pumps, chippers, mulchers, or crushers. The Force Control PTO offers many advantages such as shorter overall length, high capacity, unique cooling system, and can incorporate a brake to slow a high inertia drum such as used on chippers. It also has an additional pump option providing a drive system for up to 4 hydraulic pumps.
The clutch is engaged by compressing a multiple disc friction stack using either air or hydraulic pressure. The pressure determines the torque transmitted through the clutch.
Transmission fluid circulating through the unit flows through an open center hub, through the friction stack, and out to the housing. Cooling occurs as the fluid runs back to the bottom of the unit to be recirculated. This system, called Oil Shear Technology, prevents wear on the friction surfaces, removes heat from the friction area to the housing, and lubricates all internal parts.
Oil Shear Technology — Reduces Maintenance Cost
The Answer to Severe Heavy Duty Indexing
Torque 500 Lb. In. to 79,000 Lb. In.– up to 500 Horsepower
The Foot Mounted Posidyne Clutch Brake featuring Oil Shear Technology is oldest the most flexible Clutch Brake in the line. Beginning in 1969 thousands of Posidyne clutch brakes have been producing products around the world. Applications ranging from mining, lumber, and steel to food processing, packaging, and meat packing.
The Posidyne Clutch Brake is available as C Face (smaller sizes), Long Coupled C face (C Face with coupling), Foot Mounted, and Piggy Back (mount the motor on top). The Posidyne comes as a Clutch brake or clutch only. Various logics which is the combination of spring set brake and pressure set brake.
Cooling options include basic, fan cooled, water cooled, oil to air external cooling, and forced lube cooling. Other options include manifold mounted valves, optical encoder, and many custom shaft styles (splined, metric, double keyway).
Other options include Washdown (food processing), Marine Duty (marine and ports), encoders, and vertical or horizontal mounting.
All Posidyne Clutch Brakes feature our world renowned Oil Shear Technology to eliminate regular maintenance, reduce cost, and increase production.
Oil Shear Technology—Reduces Maintenance Cost
|Force Control Industries, Inc.||Force Control Industries, Inc.|
|Product Category||Pneumatic Clutches||Pneumatic Brake and Clutch Assemblies|
|Product Number||Posidyne Models 02-30||Posidyne Models 02-30|
|Product Name||Oil Shear Heavy Duty Clutch||Oil Shear Clutch Brake|
|Torque||518.0 to 79000.0 Ft-lbs (702 to 107124 N-m)||500 to 79000 Ft-lbs (678 to 107124 N-m)|
|Rotary Speed||3600 rpm||3600 rpm|
|Pneumatic Pressure||80 psi (56.3 m H2O)||60 psi (42.23 m H2O)|
|Spring Assistance||Spring Actuation/Engage||Spring Actuation/Engage|