Reich Drive Systems UK has announced a further expansion of the company’s already comprehensive product portfolio with the addition of a new range of Torque Limiters. The new products complement Reich’s comprehensive range of drive couplings, and will open up new opportunities for Reich across several market sectors.
Torque limiters provide overload protection to the mechanical drive-train, and are essential if significant damage and lengthy downtimes are to be avoided, in the event of a sudden increase in torque due to a mechanical failure or other event.
The new “RR” torque limiter range, now available from Reich Drive Systems UK, immediately disconnects the input side and driven side of the drive-train when an overload occurs, dissipating the inertia within the rotating components.
During normal operation the torque limiter transmits the torque from the input side to the driven flange through a series of balls. These are located within indentations on both halves of the unit, and retained in position by compression springs. In the case of an overload situation, when the torque demand exceeds the pre-set torque value, the balls are pushed out of their indentations. Both sides of the drivetrain remain completely disconnected and can rotate independently and freely.
Using a torque limiter improves safety and enhances the reliability of the machine to which it is connected. During normal use, if correctly installed and properly adjusted, the Reich torque limiter range does not require any ongoing routine maintenance.
A key feature of the Reich “RR” range of torque limiters is the ability to re-engage the drive by reversing the direction of rotation, either under power at slow speed, or manually, saving valuable time and improving efficiencies and up-times. Designed to be freely interchangeable with other reverse to reset torque limiters currently available on the market, the new Reich range can be delivered by Reich Drive Systems UK within just 7-10 days from order. Aftermarket customers seeking to reduce downtime when sourcing replacement parts will welcome the quick delivery times. The “RR” range is available in four sizes and with torque settings ranging from 4Nm to 2,600Nm, depending upon spring types and the number of springs specified. They can also be used at temperatures between -200C and + 900C. In addition to the reverse to reset range, Reich also offer a number of friction disc and traditional reset mechanical torque limiters.
David Proud – General Manager for Reich Drive Systems UK commented: “We are delighted to announce the introduction of the torque limiter products, which perfectly complement our range of drive couplings. Our expanded portfolio will definitely open up new opportunities for Reich here in the UK and Ireland.”
With a history spanning over 70 years, Reich Kupplungen has built up unrivalled expertise in the design and manufacture of drive couplings for use across a wide range of industries and applications. Reich is always happy to assist customers with coupling or torque limiter selection process for any particular application.