Brakes and Clutches
Brakes and clutches stop and control the movement or speed of motors in rotary applications such as horizontal conveyors, gates, and packing machines. Brakes slow or stop forward and backward movement. Clutches disengage the drive shaft of an attached motor, so workers can pause rotation of conveyor belts and other industrial equipment without turning the machinery or motor off. Torque limiters protect machinery from damage due to unexpected mechanical overload.