Tsubaki provides help with cam clutch selection

The latest cam clutch catalogue from Tsubaki provides a comprehensive guide to the wide range of products available; as well as detailed information on the selection process and explanations of the latest design technology used to produce some of the most reliable products on the market.


The Tsubaki product catalogue is designed to meet the demands of a wide range of applications which are categorised by three main modes of operation: general overrunning, indexing and backstopping. In each case the design of the cam clutch is specifically engineered to provide the required function and accommodate the maximum load of the application.

The guide shows examples of different applications and describes in detail how the demands of each are met and suggestions for the most suitable product for each application. From this point the catalogue provides a full technical specification of each product in the range to ensure that the correct model and size is selected for a particular application.
There are also details of some design features such as the BR-HT cam clutch, which uses a unique cross section that provides positive mechanical engagement only when needed, otherwise it rotates freely, with no mechanical contact in the clutch mechanism which results in a greatly improved service life when compared to conventional designs.
The extensive cam clutch range incorporates three main operation modes, overrunning, indexing and backstopping, with each function being divided into various categories based on the required performance. In the improbable event of the existing range not fulfilling the exact requirements of an application, Tsubaki also offers a custom design service, which can tailor a bespoke design for the customer.

The latest catalogue provides detailed information on the selection process and precise dimensions as well as the installation process to allow customers to find the best suited series of cam clutch for their particular application. The guide also provides maintenance information and instructions on lubrication to ensure a prolonged service life, even in difficult working conditions.

– 2014 May 1