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Force Control marks 50 years in business

October 3, 2019  

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Force Control Industries is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing oil shear clutches, brakes and clutch brakes.

Although industries and applications have come and gone in the five decades that the company has been in business, they continue to develop new uses for their unique oil shear technology.

“We specialize in difficult applications where traditional brakes and clutches have failed,” says President Joe Besl.  “Our products usually last five-to-10 times longer that whatever we’re replacing, with no adjustment or maintenance required.  That’s a significant savings for our customers over the life of the product.”

All products are manufactured in the Fairfield, Ohio factory, and are supplied to a wide range of industries including aggregate and mining, chemical and food processing, bottling plants, lumber manufacturing, concrete block manufacturing, packaging, steel mills, and general industrial/manufacturing.

Some products have been in service for much of the company’s lifetime. In fact, the company is actively searching for the oldest continually operating product.  Customers can relay the serial number to their local representative or stocking dealer.