Our application possibilities in the field of

Centrifugal clutches for construction machinery

Construction machinery

A main field of application for centrifugal clutches are hand-guided construction machines ("light equipment") for soil and asphalt compaction, as well as for concrete technology.

Amsbeck centrifugal clutches are installed from rammers to reversible vibratory plates.


Due to the high amplitude and the high switching cycles, as they occur during the operation of rammers, the centrifugal clutch is extremely stressed. Amsbeck developed the rotary jaw centrifugal clutch precisely for this application. Its design enables smoother engagement and smoother running. Today, it is the most widely used clutch in professional rammers.


When operating reversible vibratory plates, both the installed centrifugal clutch and the V-belt are subjected to considerable stress due to the vibrations. Especially for this application, the centrifugal clutch was reinvented, so to speak, in close cooperation with the customers. A centrifugal clutch that uses the principle of centrifugal force twice:

  • to switch the clutch and
  • for tensioning the belt by means of centrifugally operated belt tensioning weights.

The resulting Automatic Belt Tensioner Coupling made by AMSBECK has been ensuring a longer belt drive life in reversible vibratory plates for many years.

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Fliehkraftkupplung Explosionszeichnung Centrifugal Clutch exploded drawing

Typical products for the application

Centrifugal clutches and centrifugal brakes for construction machinery. You are welcome to discuss technical designs with our team.

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