Stieber Clutch (Heidelberg, Germany) recently launched its new RDBK load sharing, high-speed, releasable backstop at this year's Hannover Messe. The product features a compact design with increased torque capacity compared to conventional designs, which helps avoid the over specification of gearboxes to meet large outside diameter requirements of some backstops. In the event of a blockage, belt jam, or overload, the RDBK allows for a controlled release under load and is able to rotate backwards for maintenance and clearing work, unlike many other designs that offer limited reverse rotation after being engaged. With a maximum torque capacity of 170,000 Nm, the compact design gives it up to 3.5 times more torque capacity than conventional designs of similar sizes, says the company, with up to 15 times more energy dissipation.
Check it out at www.stieber.de.