Fastec Engage is another innovative solution from Fastec for high inertia loads.
The Fastec Engage is a “two stage” “soft start” adjustable clutch, originally designed to complement the performance of Fastec Start.
The Fastec Start relies on energy stored in capacitors to start a motor and load combination. This amount of this energy is finite and limited by the start capacitors in the Fastec Start. This can be a limitation for starting high inertia loads.
So the Fastec Engage “soft start” clutch was designed to allow the motor to develop speed before any load is applied.
This design separates the motor from the drive load on start. When motor speed is achieved, the clutch commences a controlled engagement of the load using (adjustable) slippage between the clutch plates to provide a “soft start”. When both the drive plate and driven plate are rotating at the same speed the clutch is “locked” so that the load can be fully transferred.
The clutch disengages when the motor stops.
This product can be used with the Fastec Start or any other motor system to solve those start issues on high inertia loads.