MRO Magazine

Compact, reliable backstops with rotational capability on controlled release


September 30, 2013
By PEM Magazine

September 28, 2013 – Stieber Clutch launched its new RDBK load sharing, high-speed, releasable backstop. This 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.