Specification:- Plate Clutch
This unit has been designed to perform studies and experiments on surface friction and the function of a plate clutch.
We can also carry out experiments to investigate the relationship between the pressure applied to the friction surfaces, the radius of the friction discs and the torque.
This unit is mounted on an aluminium and painted steel structure.
The unit comprises a lower plate and a upper plate. On top of the lower plate sits the upper plate whose shaft rotates in ball bearings.
Between the lower and upper plates will be the interchangeable friction discs. Three interchangeable discs of different diameters are supplied.
The self weight of the upper plate is the minimum pressure or force on the friction disc. Adding weights to the upper plate we can increase the contact pressure.