Dropping the Hammer Bit

Percussion drilling is a manual technique where a heavy cutting or hammering bit is attached to a cable and moved up and down rapidly to cut a hole in the soil.  In this style of drilling, the constant cycling action make it imperative to have good pneumatic controls and a reliable, responsive clutch and brake.  […]

Full Marine Corrosion Protection Package

The WPT Full Marine Corrosion Protection (FMCP) package is an option that is available on most of the clutches and brakes in the WPT line-up. The FMCP option is ideal on equipment that will be exposed to marine and other corrosive environments. The package includes a proprietary plating process, a three-part paint system, and stainless-steel […]

Market Sectors – Agriculture

WPT Power’s products play a big role in the agriculture market. With products like the innovative Pilotless™ Power Take-off (PTO), the rugged Type 1 and Type 2 PTOs, GM® and Automotive Style PTOs, and the Power Pump Drives, WPT has you covered no matter what you need. Paired with our unmatched Customer Service and Engineering […]

Power Take Offs That “Pound the Pavement”

At WPT, we never know what type of undertaking will be coming through the door next. Such was the case when a manufacturer of Portable Asphalt Milling machines presented us with a unique set of application challenges. Their primary markets are contractors, municipalities and Department of Transportations (DOTs) that need utility trenching and road maintenance […]

Demanding Jobs Demand Solutions. Meet WPT’s New 318 Type 2 Power Take-off.

Rock Crushers, Wood Chippers/Grinders, Cold Planers, and other large inertia loads have met their match. WPT’s Type 2, 318 Power Take-off is ideal for your high side load applications. The advantages of this self-adjusting clutch are: premium spherical roller bearings, heavy-duty gear tooth friction discs, and pneumatic or hydraulic actuation. This translates into an impressive […]

Mechanical PTO Maintenance Tips for Tree Care Equipment, Part Two

In Mechanical PTO Maintenance Tips for Tree Care Equipment – Part One, we outlined some key preventative maintenance steps to ensure you get the most from your chipper clutch. In this part we will discuss an easy—yet crucial—tip for maximizing uptime.  The industrial Mechanical Power Take-off (PTO) is part of the mobile woodchipper powertrain and one of the pivotal components in the machine. The Mechanical […]

Pack Your Bags, We’re on the Power Train!

WPT Power is no stranger to the agricultural world, and our association with original equipment manufacturers in the bagging industry is a prime example. When a bagger manufacturer came to us requiring a 15” automotive-style power take-off, WPT had just the design for their application. In a silage bagger application, the automotive-style clutch is used […]

Product Spotlight – WPT Low-drag Dyno WCB

WPT Power has done it again. We have taken a tried-and-true product and improved upon the design. Our recent addition to the WPT line-up is the Hydraulic Low-Drag Dyno Water Cooled Brake (WCB). This new brake configuration is specifically designed and engineered for dynamometer testing equipment. The new brake option features a multi-piston radial hydraulic […]

Sheer, Shear Performance

WPT Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes are an integral component in the proper operation of a steel shear.  For example, the above photo is a mechanical scrap shear outfitted with a 16” Low Inertia High-Torque Clutch on the flywheel and a 16” Low Inertia Spring Set Brake on the opposite end of the main shaft.  […]

Top 3 Applications for Water Cooled Brakes

The WPT Power Water Cooled Brakes (WCBs) get their name from the fact that they use water to transfer energy. This energy is in the form of heat and is caused from the friction material on the drive plates continuously rubbing against the stationary surface of the water jacket. There are several different designs, but […]