The Sankyo torque limiter is a safety device designed to protect mechanical equipment from accidental overloads. When an excessive torque load occurs, the torque limiter trips and shuts off the transmission of torque to protect the machine. Sankyo’s design follows the separation principle, commonly regarded as the most reliable principle available. The tripping torque mechanism is based on the mechanical transmission of torque formed by a ball and a ball pocket, or roller and roller pocket combination. This mechanism ensures accurate torque shut-off and easy trip-point adjustment without degrading performance of the equipment to which it is installed. The torque limiter device resets to its original location with minimal loss in accuracy. The torque limiter trip torque point is easily adjustable using hand tools. It also features a detection plate which allows monitoring using a proximity sensor. Upon an overload event, the machine can be quickly stopped to prevent damage to the power transmission mechanism and other equipment.
Sankyo Automation is the worldwide leader in cam indexer technology; continuously working to develop new, innovative technologies in motion control. Our collection of high-speed, high-precision rotary indexing solutions are frequently utilized in manufacturing systems that require accurate, high speed actions.
With customers spanning the United States – to customers international – including regions such as Europe, Central and South America, it is of the utmost importance that our products meet the demands of a rapidly changing global market. The excellence of Sankyo products didn’t occur through happenstance, but through a regimented process control and the dedication to constant improvement; doing better than we did the day before.