eddy-current clutch

eddy-current clutch

[′ed·ē ‚kə·rənt ‚kləch]
(mechanical engineering)
A type of electromagnetic clutch in which torque is transmitted by means of eddy currents induced by a magnetic field set up by a coil carrying direct current in one rotating member.
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The eddy-current drive (also called a magnetically-coupled adjustable speed drive), which consists of an eddy-current clutch and associated controls, is favored for heavy-duty applications with high starting torque and severe shock loads.