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 8.25 in210 mm


N/A 14.63 in372 mm

Dimension D46

N/A 0.00 in0 mm

Dimension D31

N/A 1.50 in38 mm

Dimension D44

N/A 0.38 in10 mm

Dimension H16

N/A 8.50 in216 mm

H Number

N/A 3

H Size

N/A 3/8-16NC-2

Bolt Circle

N/A 9.13 in232 mm
Dimension J1 N/A 23.250 in590.6 mm
Dimension J12 N/A 18.250 in463.5 mm
Dimension J23 N/A 23.82 in605 mm

Dimension O2

N/A 1/2-14 NPT

Number of Friction Discs

N/A 3


N/A 320DC

Dynamic Torque Rating at 75 psi (5.2 bar)

N/A 231000 lb·in26080 Nm

Maximum Speed of Disc

N/A 1850 rpm

Maximum Speed of Element

N/A 850 rpm

Housing (Inertia)

N/A 126 lb·ft²5.31 kg·m²

Disc & Gear (Inertia)

N/A 49 lb·ft²2.06 kg·m²

Disc and Gear (Weight)

N/A 213 lb97 kg

Housing (Weight)

N/A 359 lb163 kg

Gear Part Number

N/A 416304

Minimum Bore

N/A 4.88 in124 mm

Maximum Bore

N/A 5.56 in141 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.