Geared Drives

NLS® Centrifugal Clutches

NLS Centrifugal Clutch

The NLS centrifugal clutch is a rugged time-proven unit which provides equipment protection and system overload protection. This is done by allowing the motor or other driving source to accelerate to operating speed without load and to slip automatically when overloaded. This clutch is available in a free (type A) and delayed engagement (type AD) model, also in various sizes to handle different horsepower capacities.

TYPE A - Free Engagement

The shoes are a free floating part of the driving unit to which the power is applied. As the driver picks up speed, the shoes are forced outward by centrifugal force to make contact with the inside surface of the driven half. The shoes will make smooth contact and slip until the load reaches full speed. Both members then rotate as a unit with no slippage or power loss. Larger units have both inner and outer shoes.

TYPE AD - Delayed Engagement (Spring Controlled)

Operating under the same principle as the type A unit, the type AD uses springs to hold the shoes out of engagement until the driver reaches a predetermined rpm. At this point centrifugal force, acting on the shoes, overcomes the spring force, allowing smooth engagement of the power source with the load. Because the shoes are out of engagement until the driver is above the predetermined speed, this unit is ideal for dual or stand-by drives as well as idling or warming-up engines.

    • Stocked components for quick delivery
    • Available in Free Engagement and Delayed Engagement (Spring Controlled)
    • Designed for use with QD Bushing
    • Altra Industrial Motion - Australia (Sydney)
    • Sydney New South Wales
    • Unit 1, 11 Penny Place
    • Arndell Park, NSW. 2148
    • Phone: 1300 ALTRAMOTION
    • Altra Industrial Motion - Australia (Melbourne)
    • Melbourne Victoria
    • Suite 36, Level 2/222 Lonsdale Street
    • Melbourne, VIC 3000
    • Phone: 1300 ALTRAMOTION
    • Altra Industrial Motion - Australia (Mackay Queensland)
    • Mackay Queensland
    • 14/20-34 Caterpillar Drive
    • Paget, QLD 4740
    • Phone: 1300 ALTRAMOTION
    • Altra Industrial Motion - Australia (Perth)
    • Perth Western Australia
    • 271 Great Eastern Highway
    • Belmont, WA 6104
    • Phone: 1300 ALTRAMOTION