The key benefits of the pneumatic plate clutch, over constricting drum designs

drum style pneumatic clutch

In the industrial clutch and brake game, you don’t have to search very long to find applications that run pneumatic air-cooled plate or disc clutches. Another product style seen is the constricting drum design; these are both found predominately on oilfield equipment, grinding mills, metal forming, paper processing, and marine applications. There are some key […]

Custom PTO Solution for Pile Driving Contractor

Custom PTO

WPT Power was recently contacted by one of our long-term Pile Driving end users to produce a 14” remotely actuated solution for an existing mechanical PTO application. In this instance, it was too disruptive to retrofit and make the appropriate modifications to the machine to fit a Hydraulic Type 2 unit or an off-the-shelf Pilotless™ […]

Lifting the Standards

Aerial-lift-winch

Driving down the road, you may have seen utility lifts casually working on power lines or trimming trees. It is important to have an efficient and reliable utility lift in the construction, tree care, and facility maintenance sectors to get the job done quickly and safely. There are many types of aerial lifts that serve […]

​WPT Pilotless™ PTOs are Shredding the Competition 

Wood chipper PTO

The basic engine-driven woodchipper setup has not changed much over the years. What has changed, is the amount of power these units produce. To transfer this power to the cutting drum, a belt-drive system is used. And with great power, comes…

WPT LI/SS Brakes In Shear Applications

Low Inertia Brakes for Metal Forming

One of our more popular applications that we serve in the metal forming industry is shearing equipment. Whether it be a shear stationed in the middle of a stamping line, or as a…

Well Servicing Products

well service rig drawworks

Workover rigs, or sometimes called well servicing rigs, are a key element in the oil and gas sector. Service rigs operate on active wells to pull and replace the key downhole components in order to extend the life of the well. Well servicing rigs…

Maintenance Series Part # 1 – Shimming the Clutch and Brake

Quite often WPT encounters clients in the field that don’t quite recognize the importance of correct clearances and the shimming. Some customers are just unaware of the need to adjust the shim stack when it comes to new friction verses used friction. Shimming is also required…

Sand and Gravel Dredge

Dredging is the process of excavating material from the bed of a body of water. This can be to clear a river or harbor, reshape land, alter drainage, or recover mineral deposits. In this article, we will be looking at…