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Rexnord introduces breakthrough torque limiter

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A new torque limiter option is now available from Rexnord for applications that are susceptible to torque overload. The Autogard® 820 Remote-Reset Torque Limiter is a first-of-its-kind option, allowing users to reset the device from a distance, eliminating traditional, hands-on labor requirements. This innovation can reduce downtime by anywhere from minutes to hours for manufacturers in heavy-duty industries, such as energy, metal processing, mining, aggregates, automotive, food processing, and pulp and paper.

“Mechanical torque limiters play an important role in limiting damage that can be caused by jams and overloads,” commented Rob Hucker, Product Manager. “However the downtime caused by a disengaged torque limiter still causes work stoppage until a support person is available to take on what can be a time-consuming, manual reset process. The new Autogard 820 Remote-Reset Torque Limiter changes that. It was developed based on our customers’ requests for a speedier, easier reset option for high-torque applications. We’ve solved the problem with a remote-reset feature, meaning the torque limiter can quickly be reset from anywhere onsite or offsite with the touch of a button, flip of a switch, or click of a mouse. No longer does it take manpower to physically reset a unit. This new offering can translate to more-immediate uptime, a value to any user of torque limiters.”

The Autogard 820 Series Remote-Reset Torque Limiter can be installed independently or as a retrofit upgrade to existing Autogard 820 Series Torque limiters.

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