centrifugal clutch


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centrifugal clutch

[‚sen′trif·i·gəl ′kləch]
(mechanical engineering)
A clutch operated by centrifugal force from the speed of rotation of a shaft, as when heavy expanding friction shoes act on the internal surface of a rim clutch, or a flyball-type mechanism is used to activate clutching surfaces on cones and disks.
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After investigating the cause of this difference, it was found that the transmission efficiency of CVT and the effect of the clutch slippage that occurs when the centrifugal clutch is about to be engaged had not been considered.
All surface-drive motors include a centrifugal clutch, while motors 9 hp and up feature a dual belt-drive.
However, when the throttle is switched to run and the engine is brought up to the proper rpm, the centrifugal clutch will engage the pulley and the driven pulley to drive the flexible shaft and operate the eccentric head that generates the compacting vibrations.
In place of the hand clutch is a centrifugal clutch, linked to a six-speed transmission with a hand-operated shift lever down by the rider's left leg.
I made a little rear end, centrifugal clutch, forward and reverse gears, nothing sophisticated," Kolpin says.
An unexpected wind storm and many years of construction job "left overs" provided a retired union carpenter with the need and necessary materials to design and build a band sawmill for under $100 including blades, v-belts, and a centrifugal clutch that was needed to complete my first mill.
Other CVTs sometimes fed like a centrifugal clutch, with revs racing ahead of vehicle response.
And, on this model, pick up from the centrifugal clutch is pleasingly swift and leaves anything on four wheels doing the usual push clutch, select gear, press accellerator sort of thing while you whizz ahead.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels by a centrifugal clutch, drivershaft, and quick-change transaxle.
Large gas-powered machines usually have either a manual or centrifugal clutch.
Super Cub C100 also achieved creative and unique designs including the low-floor backbone frame which enhanced the ease of getting on and off, a centrifugal clutch system which required no clutch operations, and the installation of a large plastic leg shield which reduced the amount of dirt splatter and wind experienced by the rider.
s 6-inch wide rubber-jointed tracks were made by Roadless and were driven by a 4-to-1 reduction gearbox through a centrifugal clutch that automatically engaged the drive to the tracks when the engine speed reached 500 rpm.