Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how electromagnetic particle clutches work. The animations shows an exploded view of the component parts and how magnetized powder can transfer torque from the input to the output in a clutch.
Magnetic particle clutches are used on a variety of applications that require very fast response or torque control. Common applications include card readers, film and wire tension and labeling equipment.
Ogura has been producing clutches and brakes since 1938. Over that time, they have developed over 5,000 different models of clutches and brakes. Although Ogura primarily produces electromagnetic clutches and brakes, they also produce magnet particle, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and a variety of specialty products. Ogura is the world’s largest manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches and brakes. Current manufacturing capacity is over 30 million units per year. To provide localized support, the company has manufacturing plants spread throughout the world in Asia, The Americas, and Europe. All manufacturing facilities are ISO recognized and conform to the ISO 9001;2008, ISO 140001, and ISO/TS 16949.