What Does A Vex Clutch Do?

What Does A Vex Clutch Do? The part I created is a transmission clutch and is made up of three components, a high strength gear adapter insert, a sliding clutch collar, and a shifting lever. The purpose of these components is to allow for the changing of gear ratios in a compact and reliable way.

How does a VEX clutch work? Every motor in the VEX Robotics Design System comes with a pre- attached clutch module. These clutch modules are designed to protect the gears internal to the motor from “shock-loads”. The motor, even in a stall situation, CANNOT exert enough force to break the internal gears.