Coupling Tips.com asked KTR Engineering Services Manager, Chris Scholz about the basics of what a torque limiter is used for.
“It’s a device that allows limiting of torque for high-shock, catastrophic failure type applications. They’re used when people don’t want to damage their equipment. Engineer’s will integrate a torque limiter to be set at a certain value of torque, so that if it reaches beyond that torque setting then the torque limiter will slip to save higher value equipment, or high-cost shafting, or whatever the case may be. In the basic terms, it’s limiting torque, based on a predetermined setting, usually using springs, or ball detents.”