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Application Profile

28 November 2016

Copper Mine Grinding Mill

Wichita Grinding Mill Clutch for Copper Mine Grinding Mill

A reliable clutch solution was required for a ball mill at one of the world’s largest (and oldest) open pit copper mines located in Mexico. The clutch’s primary role on the dual-pinion, direct-drive geared mill is to provide smooth starts during mill startup.

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10 October 2016

Copper Mine Grinding Mill

Genuine Wichita Replacement Friction Discs for Copper Mine Grinding Mill

A large copper mine operator in South Africa fitted non-genuine replacement friction discs in a large 34-inch Wichita Standard Ventilated Clutch with catastrophic consequences.

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08 August 2016

Low Inertia Clutch and Brake Press

Wichita Low Inertia Clutch for Brake Press

A metal forming facility had experienced a major problem on one of its bending brake presses. The air-tube holding plate of the clutch failed dramatically when a large piece of the steel plate cracked off. The resulting downtime was very costly for the high-volume production plant.

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09 March 2015

Drilling Rig Drawworks Topdrive

Wichita Clutch 118VM Plate Brake for Drilling Rig Topdrive

A leading global manufacturer of drilling rigs and oilfield equipment required a topdrive braking solution for a new 750-ton land-based rig. The brake provides dynamic emergency stopping and static holding of the topdrive during drilling operations. The brake needed to be ATEX-certified and had to accommodate high disengaged running speeds while providing a high torque capacity in a compact space envelope.

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09 February 2015

Sugar Processing Conveyor

Wichita & Ameridrives Fluid & Gear Couplings for Sugar Processing Conveyor

A Louisiana sugar refinery needed to install a new intermediate inclined conveyor to provide an infeed flow of sugar into the initial affination (cleaning/purifying) process. The facility’s team wanted to design a conveyor system that used less energy and created less wear on mechanical components (shafts, keyways, belt stretch) than their existing conveyors.

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