PT Tech’s CMD series are friction-type compact multiple disc torque limiters for levelers and flatteners on steel processing lines and other high torque, limited radial space applications. They perform best on the slow speed side of a gearbox.
The torque setting is set at the factory and does not require adjusting throughout its wear life. Wear life indicators are available on most designs. CMD units protect drive components from damaging torque overloads. Also, when a significant tension differential exists between the entry and exit rolls, the CMD’s will slip just enough to evenly distribute the load. Typically, CMD units are custom designed. There are two different design configurations, output shaft mounted and mid-spindle mounted.