Combination clutch and brake

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Absorbs and dissipates huge thermal loads

By combining a clutch and brake into a compact, all-in-one unit, we can save space and meet all the requirements of your specific application. Airflex combination clutch and brakes are ideally suited for high speed continuously running machinery requiring and extremely fast stop​

  • Optimal performance - air-actuated disc clutch​
  • Stopping power - spring-applied disc brake

Combination clutch and brake 

  • DCB – Specifically designed for high-speed, continuously running can-making machinery

Air-actuated clutch and spring-applied disc brake units

The DCB Clutch/Brake cannot only withstand the cyclic impact loads associated with high-speed machinery, it also features a patented quick release air manifold that provides extremely fast clutch/brake response times and prevents die damage due to material misfeed.

Product range


  • Found on thousands of can making machines worldwide​
  • No overlapping can occur between clutching and braking​
  • Clutch capacities available up to 75,000 lb•in (8,475 N•m)​
  • Brake capacities available up to 55,000 lb•in (6,215 N•m)​
  • Available in two standard sizes: 21DCB and 29DCB


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure Airflex® Industrial Clutch and Brake Product and Application Overview English Multiple 30 Mar, 2023 1.4 MB .pdf
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