The friction clutch is a safety element and and serves asprotection for the operator and mechanics. The friction clutch is completely tested, pre-adjusted and ready for the operation. However if fine adjustments are necessary, all operating conditions must be checked first. A mechanical overload of the drive caused by a friction clutch adjusted too tight must be avoided in any case.
 
You can find more information in the friction clutch documentation from the manufacturer.
 
To adjust the friction clutch, please proceed as follows:
  1. Disconnect the electrical and pneumatic supply of the entire conveyor system and secure against reconnection.
  2. Remove the protective chain cover (see chapter "Changing the drive motor"), to get free access to the friction clutch.
  3. Remove the safety bolt of the friction clutch so that the adjusting nut can be twisted.
  4. Tighten the adjusting nut by one increment.
    The friction clutch is not infinitely variable. However, it should be adjusted so that the rotation can be stopped easily by hand (manualyl) during operation and movement.
  5. Tighten the locking bolt and make sure that the mark ups match and the holes align.

    Lift Rotate Adjustments friction clutch

  6. Install the safety covers and connect all electrical and pneumatic supplies.
  7. Check the function of the entire unit.