FSO Clutch

14 June 2021

Mt Washington Cog Railway

Mt. Washington Cog Railway Relies on Advanced Backstopping Clutch Technology from Formsprag

The famous Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire has been transporting visitors to the highest peak in the Northeastern US since 1869. At the summit, 6,288 ft. above sea level, the mountain experiences some of the most extreme weather conditions in the world with wind chill temperatures down to -102ºF. A directly measured surface wind speed of 231 mph is a Northern and Western Hemisphere record.

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29 March 2021

Cog Railway Coaches

Formsprag FSO Backstopping Clutches for Cog Railway Coaches

The famous Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire has been transporting visitors to the highest peak in the Northeastern US since 1869. At the summit, 6,288 ft. above sea level, the mountain experiences some of the most extreme weather conditions in the world with wind chill temperatures down to -102ºF.

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30 August 2019

Carbon Pellet Oven

Formsparg FSO Overrunning Clutch & TB Wood's Dura-Flex Coupling for Carbon Pellet Oven

A U.S. manufacturer of advanced carbon products needed a replacement overrunning clutch solution for the auxiliary drive on its carbon pellet oven. A clutch coupling is used to disengage the machine’s low speed auxiliary drive from the higher speed main drive.

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04 March 2019

steel slab mill

Formsprag FSO Overrunning Clutches for Steel Slab Mill

A steel slab mill utilized three cooling water pumps connected to a common manifold. Each vertically-mounted pump was driven by a 1,750 HP electric motor operating at 890 RPM. The mill was experiencing short operating life from the overrunning clutches mounted on the top end of all three electric motors.

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04 February 2019

Steel Mill Slitting

Formsprag FSO Overrunning Clutch for Steel Mill Slitting Line

A replacement clutch solution was needed at a steel processing facility that was experiencing slipping in the threading drive on its slitting line.

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