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Posidyne X Class Clutch Brakes

Out Perform Competitive Clutch Brakes at a Lower Cost

Valued Engineered for the Highest Performance at the Lowest Cost per Cycle Meets Hazardous Duty Requirements

Posidyne X Class InputThe Posidyne® X Class Clutch/Brakes are designed and tested to operate over 20 million trouble free cycles with only occasional oil changes and no adjustment - ever! This unheard of life expectancy allows the Posidyne® X Class Clutch/Brakes to be used on applications previously thought impossible to do using a clutch/brake.

How many cycles do you require to meet your machines design life? Use the total Life Cycle Calculator shown below to determine expected life for your application.

The new Posidyne® X Class Clutch/Brakes let you eliminate the typical line stops, the frequent clutch/brake repairs and replacements. Here’s the reliability you need for today’s 24/7 manufacturing demands. Here’s speed and precision that can let you run at higher cycle rates and quality levels, or design new machines for higher performance.

The Posidyne X Class clutch brakes are value engineered that are affordable for OEM equipment builders providing top of the line equipment.

Oil Shear Technology - 5 to 10 Times Longer Life

  • Value Engineered for OEM’s
  • Air or Hydraulic Actuation
  • Low Maintenance - Reduced Downtime
  • Lowest Cost per Index
  • Many Actuation Types – spring/air set
  • No Regular Maintenance or adjustment
  • Wash Down and Marine Option
  • High Cycle Rates (up to 300 cpm)
  • Severe or Hazardous Duty
  • C-Face or Foot Mount
  • Horizontal or Vertical Mounting
  • Power Coated Cast Iron Housings

Typical Applications include;

Posidyne X2 Washdown

Value Engineered for OEM’s
          No Adjustment—No Maintenance
                   Totally Sealed—Washdown Duty

Clutch Brake Life Cycle Calculator

The Posidyne X Class clutch brakes are designed for maximum life with little to no maintenance. Especially when performing high cycles 100, 200, or ever 300 cycles per minute popular dry friction clutch brakes require constant adjustment repair and replacement. Many competitive units will only operate 1 million to maybe 5 million cycles, probably with some repair or adjustment. This number may be much lower in high cycle applications when heat will degrade the unit for early failure.

The Posidyne X Class clutch brakes are designed for 20 million to 40 million cycles and can handle the heat load of high cycle applications. Applications as high as 300 CPM operating 24/7 have been successful.

Use the Total Cycle Calculator below to determine the number of cycles for your operation.

Total Cycle Calculator 8 Hr Total Cycle Calculator 16 Hrs
Total Cycle Calculator 24 Hrs Posidyne X Class Input


Posidyne X Class Performance Comparison

X Class Performance Comparison

The Posidyne X Class clutch brake is not a servo, however it can often be used where the highest servo performance or complexity is not required, but performance beyond that of ordinary clutch brakes is. The Posidyne X Class cycles faster, stops more accurately, and provides years of trouble free service. And you do not need a servo guru on staff.



Posidyne X2 Clutch Brake WashdownA washdown option is available for the Posidyne X Class. It includes stainless steel mounting hardware, nickel plated shaft, and non-corrosive breather and sight gauge. The housing can be coated with white epoxy, or the popular Steel It epoxy.

Manifold Mounted Valve

X Class manifold mounted valve largeAdd the convenience and performance of a Manifold Mounted Valve. Mounting the valve directly on the unit eliminates extra plumbing, improves response time, increases cycle rate, and improves positioning accuracy. A Manifold Mounted Valve with adapter is available from Force Control Industries, Inc. for use on all units.

Extended Input Shaft

X Class Male plate2For applications where a belt or chain drive may be required on the input, a male input shaft assembly is available to convert the quill input to an extended shaft. It consists of a mounting plate with a bearing and stainless steel shaft that bolts to the C-Face mounting flange. The shaft is then locked into the Split Clamped Quill.

Foot Mounting Kit

x class foot plates CombinedA Foot Mounting Kit is available for the Coupler Brake. The Foot Mounting Kit includes two feet that bolt onto the coupler brake. They are made of heavy gauge steel for the XB1 and XB2, or cast iron for the XB3 and XB4, and hard coat epoxy coated.

Oil Shear Technology - Lowest Cost per Index

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Posidyne Oil Shear Clutch Brakes last so much longer than the popular dry friction inexpensive clutch brakes it is sometimes hard to determine how much savings can be realized.

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