In a large majority of the engine driven clutch applications that WPT supplies, most tend to be a ratio of 1:1. In these applications, the driven piece of equipment turns at the same rate of speed as the engine flywheel. But occasionally, a driven piece of equipment may have a torque and/or speed requirement that causes the output shaft to be sped up or slowed down to accommodate application. In times such as these, a belt and pulley system or a speed increasing or speed reducing gearbox may be employed.
When a gearbox is needed, an integrated clutch pack is incorporated into the drivetrain, typically mounted on the input shaft of the gearbox and housed in a bellhousing. These clutch packs can range from the simplest mechanical style of actuation, to hydraulically and pneumatically actuated clutch packs that can be energized by an “Over the Shaft” thrust bearing, or a “Through Shaft” style of engagement.
WPT offers a full line of clutch packs for OEM gearbox manufacturers. We offer all the aforementioned styles in a variety of engagement types and friction materials. WPT currently provides clutch solutions for several high-volume gearbox manufacturers for applications ranging from generators to frac blenders. Our clutch packs are designed to fit most industry standard shaft dimensions and can easily replace your current suppliers set up.
If you are a manufacturer of gearboxes and require a clutch pack to complete your assembly, call WPT today. Our staff of engineers are standing by to perform a comprehensive review of your application. We can be reached at (940) 761-1971, or at firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact us today for all of your clutch, brake and power take-off needs.
Written by: John Bardwell, North American Sales Representative