Choosing between a clutch and a brake can sometimes prove confusing. The general rule of thumb that Montalvo uses is:
- Use a Brake to create tension at the UNWIND
- Use a Clutch to create tension at the REWIND
Although this is the general rule of thumb, it does always apply. A driven unwind would utilize a clutch, as an example. If you are still uncertain of which option is best for your application, contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist.