Products Catalog
Type DC elements can be used as either pressure actuated clutches or brakes. They are available in single and multiple disc designs.

Pressurizing the cylinder causes the piston to clamp the friction disc assemblies between clamping plates. External springs ensure positive disengagement.

Type DC elements are available in five basic disc sizes with static torque ratings to 2,061,000 (233.000 N.m). Element sizes are indicated by the number of friction discs and by the disc diameter in inches. For instance, size 225DC has two friction discs 25 inches in diameter.
Unit of Measure


N/A Favorable torque to size ratio.
DC type elements are physically smaller than most other type clutches and brakes with the same torque capacity.

Low inertia friction disc assembly.
Reduces the overall inertia that must be started or stopped.

Optional split friction discs.
Allows removal of friction discs without disturbing other components of drive system in mid-shaft element arrangement.

Long wearing, self lubricating PolyPak* seals.
Eliminates premature twisting failure and requires no external lubrication.

Where Used


  • Power Presses
  • Tension Brakes
  • Emergency Stop Brakes on Unwind Stands


Dimension D1

N/A 4.38 in111 mm


N/A 9.00 in229 mm

Dimension D46

N/A 0.38 in10 mm

Dimension D31

N/A 1.47 in37 mm

Dimension D44

N/A 0.38 in10 mm

Dimension H16

N/A 6.00 in152 mm

H Number

N/A 3

H Size

N/A 3/8-16NC-2

Bolt Circle

N/A 6.50 in165 mm
Dimension J1 N/A 18.375 in466.7 mm
Dimension J12 N/A 14.375 in365.1 mm
Dimension J23 N/A 18.94 in481 mm

Dimension O2

N/A 1/2-14 NPT

Number of Friction Discs

N/A 2


N/A 215DC

Dynamic Torque Rating at 75 psi (5.2 bar)

N/A 82000 lb·in9260 Nm

Maximum Speed of Disc

N/A 2400 rpm

Maximum Speed of Element

N/A 1050 rpm

Housing (Inertia)

N/A 65 lb·ft²2.74 kg·m²

Disc & Gear (Inertia)

N/A 10 lb·ft²0.42 kg·m²

Disc and Gear (Weight)

N/A 64 lb29 kg

Housing (Weight)

N/A 190 lb86 kg

Gear Part Number

N/A 415454

Minimum Bore

N/A 3.44 in87 mm

Maximum Bore

N/A 3.94 in100 mm


N/A Eaton-Airflex


N/A Air (DC)


N/A Basic part number only. Gear not included.
Some high torque applications of three and four disc elements require additional support on the cylinder side of the unit. Contact your local Airflex representative for more details.

  • 1 Tolerance +0.000/-0.003 in (+0.00/-0.08 mm)
  • 2 Tolerance +0.003/-0.000 in (+0.08/-0.00 mm)
  • 3 Maximum diameter of "as cast" surfaces.