Aggregate producers operating rock crushers, tub grinders or aggregate screening plants with Twin Disc or WPT style clutches no longer need to worry about downtime caused by a clutch failure.
Foley Engines, based in Worcester, Mass., is a 105-year-old, three-generation family firm that specializes in WPT and Twin Disc/Rockford power take-off (PTO) clutches. Also known as hand clutches, these clutches are often used in rock crushers, tub grinders and aggregate screening plants.
Foley now offers both new and factory remanufactured PTO clutches with upgraded severe-duty components including 100% Kevlar composite discs.
These proprietary Kevlar composite linings have as much as a 300% longer service life compared to the molded fiber friction discs commonly used, and avoid failures caused by broken teeth, the company said.
Not only do their Kevlar plates last longer, Foley remanufactured exchange units eliminate the delay and downtime in having a PTO clutch rebuilt locally. Additionally, the remanufactured units offer the clutch owner significant savings compared to buying a new unit.
Given its more than century-long history, the company can also help people with obsolete units for which parts are no longer available. Foley Engines operates from a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility with modern machine tools and equipment to fabricate new replacement parts. The company stocks approximately 200 new and remanufactured PTO clutches that are ready for same-day shipment.
Foley Engines, www.foleyengines.com