September 18-21, 2017
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil
October 23-28, 2017
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Aerospace and Defense
A leading aerospace ground support equipment manufacturer located in Australia required a custom set of clutches for an engine removal and installation (R&I) trailer used by F-35 strike fighter aircraft maintenance crews.
Formsprag Clutch provided a clutch solution for use on the U.S. Navy’s next generation multi-mission aircraft. The modified cargo plane is designed for antisubmarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and electronic intelligence/surveillance duties.
Formsprag Clutch was selected to provide a clutch solution for use on the U.S. Army towed howitzer artillery piece. Operated by a 5-man crew, the gun utilizes a digital fire control system that provides navigation, pointing and self-location. The gun can
accurately fire a 155mm GPS-guided munition at a range of up to 25 miles (40 km).
A new clutch solution was needed for use on the lifeboat davits aboard U.S. navy destroyers. The clutches are used on the davit winch drives to provide an optional manual drive to the normal powered drive system which smoothly raises and lowers the lifeboats.