The simple effective answer to drive overload protection
Overload clutches and torque sensors can be expensive and complicated to use. Howdon developed the wedge-shaped shearpin to overcome the problems associated with conventional round shearpins and give a simple reliable, high precision, solution to drive protection.
A wide range of overload clutches have been developed incorporating the Wedgegard® shearpin. These are used around the world to protect machinery from costly damage in the steel process industry, quarrying and mining, food processing, marine propulsion, road tanker pto drives, waste water treatment and many more,
We continue to build on the success of Wedgegard® Torque Limiters developing robust dependable products to prevent mechanical damage and eliminate expensive downtime that can occur under the increasing demands of today’s processing plant.