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Nexen Introduces Additional Sizes of High-Torque Tooth Clutches
Nexen Group, Inc. Posted 07/06/2016
Vadnais Heights, MN – Nexen Group, Inc. introduces Size 80 and 100 high-torque tooth clutches to deliver more torque and flexibility than other products on the market. This series consists of more than 45 clutches in multiple bore sizes designed to provide high torque in a small package, and configured to drive/hold large loads. Models are available as air engaged, spring released or spring-engaged/air-released designs, and in flange-mount and pilot-mount versions. Nexen’s nickel-plated, enclosed clutches are suitable for use in wet or dirty environments. When equipped with rotary seals, they provide IP55-equivalent protection against contact with dirt and infiltration of water.
Nexen’s tooth clutch interface consists of close pitched, radially cut teeth that mesh under thrust force from the air chamber or from springs, providing positive, non-slipping torque transmission. Single position, ball/detent/tooth interface clutches offer exact registration of machine components. The clutch keyway, tooth space and centerline of one locating ball are aligned for easy orientation.
Key features and benefits of Nexen’s expanded line of tooth clutches include:
- High torque value:
- Model 5H80P – up to 65,500 in-lbs. at 80 psi
- Model 5H100P – up to 90,000 in-lbs. at 80 psi
- Enclosed and nickel plated for use in wet/dirty environments – IP55 rating
- Metric dimensioned models available for international markets
Applications for 5H80P and 5H100P clutches are found across virtually all types of industries for stationary machines, marine applications (involving propulsion and winches) and working vehicle power take (PTO) drives.
About Nexen Group, Inc.
Our heritage is built on producing technically superior products while providing the highest level of customer support. As a leading manufacturer of precision motion control components, power transmission and web tension control products, Nexen works to remain at the forefront of cutting edge engineering and production excellence. Our production capabilities include computerized control and testing systems, dry cutting applications, special coating processes, over 80 multi-axis precision CNC machine tools and automated assembly. By working with Nexen, our customers experience innovations that adhere to industry specifications, optimize their metrics and provide solutions focused on increased uptime, longer machine life and reduced maintenance.