INDUSTRIAL USES FOR
DRIVE SHAFTS & CLUTCHES
A universal industrial drive shaft and clutch are mechanical components used to transmit torque and rotation. They are usually connected to other components of a drive train that cannot be directly connected due to distance or because the application calls for movement between the components.
Drive shafts are subject to torsion and shear stress, which is equivalent to the difference between the input torque and the load. This requires them to withstand the stresses put on them, but also not to weigh so much that their inertia would prevent optimum function.
The most commonly recognized drive shaft is present in automobiles, which may use a longitudinal shaft to deliver power from the engine and transmission to the other end of the vehicle. Industrial drive shafts can be much larger than the size of an average automotive drive shaft, and so require more specialized maintenance.
With our partnership with Rexnord, we have become the one-stop-shop for clutch solutions, as we can distribute private label and OEM systems and spare parts. We can even repair or remanufacture an existing clutch or brake system. We specialize in ventilated constricting clutch (VC clutch) applications for machines like press rolls, calendar stacks, and inching drives on paper processing equipment.
We offer repair solutions for industrial drive shafts, with a quick turnaround. You can choose from various special coatings and plating processes for optimal performance in harsh environments. We also have various types of quick-release couplings, swing bolt flanges, and spring-loaded assemblies.
These components are integral to many industrial applications, and their failure can bring an abrupt halt to production. NW Industrial Sales, LLC can provide the exact solution you need to get your operation back up and running smoothly.