wichita

 

 

Wichita Clutch designs and manufactures pneumatic and hydraulic clutches and brakes, tension control systems and ancillary equipment for industrial, mining and marine applications. Whether it's an off-the-shelf product you need or a bespoke design, from paper manufacture to mining to metal-forming we're proud to be acknowledged as the power transmission systems specialist by which all others are judged.

World-wide solutions
In addition to our UK factory, Wichita manufactures in the USA at Wichita Falls, Texas. Further facilities are located in continental Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions, and all are supported by a world-wide sales and distribution network. Being part of Altra Industrial Motion’s Heavy Duty Clutch and Brake Group enables us to combine the resources of Wichita with those of AIM. This gives our customers unparalleled access to engineering and sales solutions - for instance, in addition to Wichita dry clutches and brakes, we can also provide Industrial Clutch Products, like the HC oil-immersed clutches and brakes.

Over 40 years of service
Wichita is  now manufacturing in Bedford, England for the fifth decade. Product innovation, continuous investment, consistent high quality and sound customer service have all been contributors to our growth and success during the last 40 years. But most of all, we owe it to the loyalty of our customers, many of whom have been placing their business with us since we assembled our first clutch here in 1961.

Quality to rely on
Wichita is accredited to ISO9001:2008 quality standards, and approved by the world's Ship Classification Societies. Wichita quality control doesn't end with manufacture though - our service and support continues long after installation with a help-line available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, immediate availability of Genuine Wichita and Industrial Clutch parts and spares through our QuickServe facility, and on-site assistance from experienced engineers.
 
 
Industrial Products

You name it, and Wichita has a clutch, brake or combined unit to suit virtually any requirement. Spring or pneumatically applied, high torque, low inertia, high-cycling, air-cooled, water-cooled, through-shaft, shaft -to-shaft; there's something for everyone in our industrial line-up.
 
 
Marine Products

Wichita supplies a comprehensive range of clutches and brakes for anchor handling, cable-laying, towing and mooring winches; hoists and cranes; dredge pumps and main propulsion drives. Their rugged construction is chosen to give dependable performance and extended service life.
 
 
Tension Products

From the air cooled Modevo to the renowned Kopper Kool range, Wichita have a brake to suit all tension control duties in converting applications. For optimum control, including flying splice operations, we offer the modular Altra range of tension controllers.
 
Energy Products
 
With a size range of 6" to 60" (150 mm to 1500 mm) diameters in various design configurations, Wichita's expertise in controlling the acceleration and deceleration of heavy duty drive systems provides the ideal solution for all of your energy requirements