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Centrifugal Clutches & Brakes

Centrifugal clutches and brakes are used when input and output side should be separated during a standstill and the output side should work speed-dependant.

Advantages of centrifugal clutches are load-free starting and slip-free torque transmission at operating speed. Centrifugal brakes are often used as emergency braking system. They can lower or slow down loads at a defined speed.

The most important factor for selection of a centrifugal clutch is the amount of power to be transmitted. Knowing the power available from the drive motor and the operating speed, the torque to be transmitted can be calculated and the size of the clutch determined.

For the vast majority of drives, there is a wide range of clutch types and designs. Our sizes 01 to 13 cover – depending on engagement and operating speeds – a torque range up to ca. 2000 Nm.




Suco F Type Centrifugal Clutch

Suco S Type Centrifugal Clutch
F Type Centrifugal Clutch


Refrigeration Clutches

P Type Centrifugal Clutch
Suco Refrigeration Clutches

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, to see some examples of our special designs.



Electromagnetic clutches and brakes from SUCO are notable for straightforward design and ease of installation. Like centrifugal clutches, electromagnetic clutches and brakes can only be used for dry running. Reliable torque transmission without residual torque is guaranteed.

Once activated the field coil of the electromagnetic clutch creates a magnetic field using no collector ring. This magnetic field attracts the driven side towards the input drive hub. Friction linings between input and output side are transmitting the torque to the output drive.




Suco E Type Electromagnetic Clutch

Suco G Type Electromagnetic Clutch
Suco B Type Electromagnetic Brake


When the use of a standard version is not practical or the power capacity inadequate, one of our customer specific designs can provide a solution. SUCO has many years experience in this field.

In cooperation with the customer, our engineers study enquiries for their feasibility and produce a cost-effective solution. Every effort is made to ensure that the design of the product will comply with the customer‘s requirements and wishes.

The following pages show a small selection of the numerous ways of solving drive problems, using combinations of centrifugal clutches and brakes or electromagnetic clutches and brakes, that we can offer. They can form the basis for complete system solutions realised in combination with other drive components.

SUCO has patented many designs and variants in this field.

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