Torque Limiting Clutches

Type JA Manual Reset Torque Limiters

TECHNICAL FEATURES

Complete disengagement on overload
Simple “one screw” torque adjustment
Positive drive – no slip
Rapid easy reset
Torque setting maintained indefinitely
Release action can operate a warning device or limit switch
Robust and compact design
May also be used as a lever operated clutch

Normal Running

The drive is transmitted from the hub 1…

Normal Running

…through the splined ring 2…

Normal Running

…via the tapered jaws 3…

Normal Running

…to the rotating jaw ring 4.

Normal Running

The jaws are held together by spring pressure acting through two angled races (5 and 6)…

Normal Running

…and a crowded circle of balls 7 located by a step on the hub.

Disengagement

On overload, the tapered jaws are thrust apart, moving the splined ring 2…

Disengagement

and lifting the balls 7 over the step on the hub, thus instantly disengaging the drive,…

Disengagement

…leaving rotating jaw ring 4 free to rotate…

Disengagement

…on bearing 10.

Torque Adjustment

The release torque settings are made by adjusting the control ring 9 so altering the spring forces.

Torque Adjustment

The adjusting ring is locked in position by a set screw 8.

Application
The clutch can be installed in any drive system, safeguarding against sudden surges or gradual build-up of torque. Modifications are possible to provide manual lever operation of the clutch while retaining the overload release feature. Single direction release and one position reset can also be provided.
Normal Running
The drive is transmitted from the hub 1 through the splined ring 2 via the tapered jaws 3 to the rotating jaw ring 4. The jaws are held together by spring pressure acting through two angled races (5 and 6) and a crowded circle of balls 7 located by a step on the hub.
Disengagement
On overload, the tapered jaws are thrust apart, moving the splined ring 2 and lifting the balls 7 over the step on the hub, thus instantly disengaging the drive, leaving rotating jaw ring 4 free to rotate on bearing 10.

Torque Adjustment
The release torque settings are made by adjusting the control ring 9 so altering the spring forces. The adjusting ring is locked in position by a set screw 8.
Re-engagement
To re-engage, the tapered jaws are aligned using reference marks and the sliding assembly pushed along the hub until the balls snap back into their original position. This requires no further spring compression and is easily accomplished.
For remote resetting the body can be supplied with a flange to suit a resetting mechanism. See diagram below.
Installation
Clutches can be supplied pilot bored or finish bored and keywayed. The hub may be fitted to either shaft and the flange can be connected to a flexible coupling or can carry a sprocket or pulley.

Typical arrangement of Type JAS fitted with shifter ring which can also be optionally used to operate a limit switch.

For particularly dusty conditions such as cement works we offer neoprene seals. Please specify when ordering.

Important – Use switch plate and limit switch to quickly shut down drive on break-out to avoid damage to bearing. For prolonged periods of running disengaged, ball-bearing mounted units must be used. For higher speed applications consult Brunel Corporation.


SPEC SHEETS:

Type JAB – Manual Reset
Release Torque: 10 to 4000 lb ft, 14 to 5500Nm
Type JAB – Manual Reset
Release Torque: 10 to 4000 lb ft, 14 to 5500Nm
Type JAR
Type JAB combined with rigid coupling
Type JAF
Type JAB combined with Eflex flexible coupling
Type JAS
Type JAB combined with chainwheel
Type JAP
Type JAB combined with pulley
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