Lowell Corporation (Worcester, MA) unveiled ratchet clutches for use in controlling motion; one-way left, one-way right, freewheeling, and fully locked. Among the applications for Lowell ratchet clutches are manual backstopping for conveyor belts, overrunning capabilities for dual motor set-ups, and indexing for machinery. Each standard Lowell clutch body contains only a gear, two spring-loaded pawls, and a control lever. For even greater versatility, Lowell can supply dual control levers. The ratchet clutches come in a variety of body and gear sizes.
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