I.The Problem: Mechanical Bell Housing Clutch was installed for a Water Pump station
The difficulties encountered by the operators:
Engagement of the mechanical clutch was difficult - mechanical jam ups were common. At times required additional man power to engage.
Engagement leverage was not from an ideal position
The clutch would slip during engagement, due to inadequate adjustment of clutch
Constant adjustment of clutch was required to ensure good engagement and full Torque transmission
II.The Band-Aid: To counter the problems faced with using the Mechanical Bell Housing Clutch, Pneumatic Actuators were installed.
The actuators temporarily solved the problem of:
Lever arm engagement
Engagement level was still not in an ideal position
It did not solve the problem of:
Clutch slip during engagement, due to inadequate mechanical adjustment of clutch
Adjustment of clutch needed to ensure good engagement and full torque transmission
Additional Problems encountered: