GLUE WHEEL OVERLOAD CLUTCH
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
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If the operator of a labeling machine leaves the machine unattended for a period of time, i.e., half an hour, without emptying and cleaning the glue pot, the machine can "freeze", stalling the main drive drive. To prevent premature failure of any part of the the drive train, the overload clutch 3 shown in drawing Figures 1-3 is used to limit torque to the shaft 4 of the glue wheel 6 and allow the drive pulley 7 to slip.