Definition of friction clutch in English:

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friction clutch

Entry from US English dictionary


A clutch in which friction between two moving surfaces is increased until they move in unison.
Example sentences
  • Both friction clutches are mounted on the driving shaft.
  • The two-coil type of magnetic clutch offers smoother operation than a pure friction clutch.
  • Machines coupled with friction clutches are protected from damage caused by peaks in torque, which can occur during operation or when switching.
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