powder clutch

powder clutch

[′pau̇d·ər ‚kləch]
(mechanical engineering)
A type of electromagnetic disk clutch in which the space between the clutch members is filled with dry, finely divided magnetic particles; application of a magnetic field coalesces the particles, creating friction forces between clutch members.
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