The NE pneumatic clutch is a very compact pneumatic friction clutch. It transmits torque when air pressure is applied, using the adhesion effect that occurs between the friction material and the clutch disc, and disengages when pressure is no longer applied thanks to the springs that release the clutch discs. The drive air chamber is supplied radially with compressed air at a nominal pressure of 5.5 bar.
The NE pneumatic clutch does not need a rotary air intake since the air chamber is static.
The friction coefficient of clutches is normally between 0.3 and 0.45.
It is very important to choose the right clutch for each application, because if the clutch is not capable of transmitting all the torque required by the application, slippage between the contact surfaces occurs, which will cause heat and premature wear. In turn, it is very important that the friction surfaces are free of grease or oil.