6 August 2019

Advantages and disadvantages of electromagnetic clutch

What is the electromagnetic clutch?

The electromagnetic clutch power transmission is achieved by means of an electromagnetic field. There are three types of clutch such as magnetic hysteresis clutch, eddy current clutch, and magnetic particle clutch. 

Advantages of electromagnetic clutch : 

  • Easy to control. 
  • Rapid response time.
  • Start and stop are smooth.
  • Less wear and tear at the contact point. 
  • Mostly used to achieve automatic transmission.
  • No linkage is required to operate the clutch. 

Disadvantages of electromagnetic clutch : 

  • High initial cost.
  • Not suitable for high temperature.
  • During engagement risk of overheating.
  • A periodic check should be done for coil brushes. 

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