The driving mechanism is the 'heartbeat' of any clock and is without doubt the most important part of the installation. Although often not seen, it is nevertheless expected to drive faultlessly, in all weather conditions, every minute, day and year.
Our standard electrically driven mechanisms are, quite simply, built to last. All parts are machined to fine tolerances and non-ferrous materials are used throughout. The main plates and support tube are in brass, as is the hour tube and all gear wheels. A Stainless Steel minute spindle provides support and strength and does away with corrosion problems associated with inferior mild steel shafts. Even the locating screws are Stainless Steel.
For added protection, each mechanism is then fitted inside an IP rated case and all internal wiring is completed. There is no on-site wiring required. We supply all relevant leads so that (depending on operating system) the mechanism can be connected to a standard three-pin socket.
Different models are matched to dial sizes. Once correctly set up, it is straightforward to re-set or correct the hands from the rear of the mechanism using the friction clutch. If you prefer not to have to do any manual re-setting, we have a range of control systems and options that can make the clock fully automatic, thus saving the need to correct after power failure or at the annual BST changes. Please click here for more information.