Should I Use a Brake or a Clutch?

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.

Contact an Applications Specialist to discuss your application or answer additional questions.