The Role of Mechanical Clutches in Dampening Torsional Vibrations

Mechanical clutches can be used to diminish vibrations and protect drivetrain components.

Eaton Clutch

Prashant Kulkarni, engineering manager – Clutch Division, Eaton Corporation, explains how the use of dampers on today's clutches can help alleviate the amount of vibration generally associated with drivetrains. He indicates that designing the stiffness of the clutch's damper in just the right way is key to ensuring low vibrations throughout the entire drivetrain.