UpComing Tradeshows

November 17-19, 2017
Pacific Marine Expo 2017
Seattle, WA

November 29 - December 02, 2017
International Workboat Show 2017
New Orleans, LA

December 05-07, 2017
Power-Gen International 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Application Profile

25 September 2017

Rope Shovel Ventilation Fan

Formsprag Clutch Model FSO Backstopping Clutches for Rope Shovel Ventilation Fans

A major manufacturer of fans and blowers needed a high-torque clutch solution for installation on mine shovel ventilation fans. The fans are used to control the temperature inside the shovel’s diesel engine compartment.

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28 August 2017

Dragline Motor Braking Systems

Formsprag Clutch LCB-200 Backstops for Dragline Ventilation Fans

A leading global fan OEM needed an economical backstop for cooling fans used on a mine dragline. Controlling the temperature inside draglines is a significant challenge. Operating in hot, arid conditions combined with the heat generated from up to 20 various electric drive motors can create dangerously high temperatures.

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22 June 2017

Mine Cone Crusher

Formsprag FSO Overrunning Clutch for Mine Cone Crusher

A mine equipment manufacturer required a reliable overrunning clutch for use on a cone crusher. Ore is crushed between an eccentrically rotating cone mantle and a concave bowl liner.

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22 May 2017

Mine Process Blower

Formsprag Model HSB Backstopping Clutch for Mine Process Blower

A leading industrial fan OEM needed a backstopping clutch for a process blower at a copper mine. The large squirrel cage fan is used to exhaust heat generated inside the processing plant at the mine. The backstopping clutch prevents windmilling or reverse rotation when the fan is turned off.

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17 April 2017

Mine Water Pumps

Formsprag Model SB Backstopping Clutches for Mine Water Pumps

A global manufacturer of pumping systems needed a reliable clutch solution for use on mine water pumps. The packaged system consisted of six electric motor driven pumps connected to a manifold to transport water at a copper mine.

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