A clutch is a mechanical device designed for engaging and disengaging power transmission from a driving shaft to another driven shaft. In the simplest definition, clutches are devices for connecting two shafts
; the driving and driven shaft. The driving shaft, in this case, is attached to the engine/ motor while the driven output provides output for power to run your facility. If you take the example of a torque-controlled drill, the driver shaft is run by the motor while the driven shaft runs the drill. For the two shafts to connect and work together, they have to be connected by a clutch. In vehicles, the driving shaft is run by the engine while the driven shaft connects the wheels. The two are connected using a clutch. A clutch is very important because it allows you to disengage from the engine without switching it off. This means that if you are driving a car and want to use a different gear, the clutch disconnects the engine and reconnects it without switching the car off. To do this important task, clutches are made using different parts such as clutch disc, flywheel, pressure plate, and diaphragm spring.