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Industrial clutches are designed to make your machinery work better, but if there are certain parts of said machinery are not properly cared for you can find yourself repairing things that could have been avoided and paying large amounts of money for repairs that could have been avoided. Industrial clutches are one of those things that can be maintained in order to prevent costly repair. A little knowledge can go a long way help you know exactly what these pieces do and how to maintain them to get the longest life possible out of them.

Hydraulic Clutch

Hydraulic clutches work much like other clutch systems. They are different because they use a master and slave cylinder. A tube located within the clutch system controls the functions necessary.

How it works

All clutches are similar whether you are dealing with PTO clutch (power take off clutch), hydraulic clutches, a heavy duty clutch, a high torque clutch or even an industrial clutch. Hydraulic clutches involve fluid which transfers throughout the system to engage the clutch and perform the necessary actions.

Common Problems

When either cylinder, the slave or the master leaks fluid problems arise. The fluid leaked is hydraulic fluid. When hydraulic fluid is leaked air is sucked into the system. When this problem arises a new system should be installed to remedy the issue.


Considering the most popular problem involves leaks and fluid it only makes sense that there is one single maintenance regimen that can extend the life of your industrial clutch. Checking the hydraulic fluid on a regular basis can help extend the life and keep you from running a variety of problems.

Clutches and brakes work hand in hand to keep your systems working best. Routine maintenance will help extend the life of your industrial clutch and cut down on the cost of repair. This can extend the life of your machinery and means it can spend more time working for you and less time being worked on.