Protecting against mechanical overload
A critical requirement in the design of many machines is the need to protect against damage and downtime that is often caused by machine overloads. Torque limiters address this challenge by behaving as 1:1 transmissions as long as torque is less than a specified value. When the torque surpasses the limit, torque limiters operate as a clutch to disconnect the drive from the driven system in a short period of time.
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