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 […]

Spotlight – WPT Low-drag Dyno Water Cooled Brake

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 […]

WPT Water Cooled Brake on Fishing Winches

For commercial fishing operations to work, they must have a reliable catch-net system. The payout line is drawn out with drag caused by the net(s) in the water.  The winch brake system prevents disorderly unwinding of the ropes by keeping the necessary tension with a brake. The best method of keeping consistent line tension is to […]

Market Sectors – Steel/Metal Forming

WPT Power Low Inertia (LI) clutches and brakes are a perfect match for the Steel/Metal Forming industry. We have an extensive product line to cover all your equipment needs. Our products include the Low Inertia Clutch and Low Inertia High Torque Clutch along with the Low Inertia Brake, Low Inertia Spring Set Brake, and Steel […]

Zenith Power uses WPT’s Pilotless™ Mechanical for their irrigating solutions

Irrigation Vineyard

With the advent of Tier IV emissions standards for diesel engines, OEMs and end users are scrambling for alternative power sources. Partly due to this, propane engines have moved to the forefront in many applications. One propane engine manufacturer in particular has been making a steady climb and emerging as an industry leader. This company […]

Best Pilotless™ PTO Uses in Forestry, Marine, and Energy Industries

Pilotless PTO Applications

The WPT Pilotless™ Mechanical Power Take-off (PTO) has proven to be the workhorse in the mechanical power transmission industry. The new bearing arrangement eliminates the pilot bearing and increases sideload capacity up to 70 percent over the previous generation PTOs. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the best uses for the […]

Rotational gearboxes featured on Cleasby Conveyors

Cleasby Conveyor Truck with rotational gearbox

Located in Utah, Cleasby Conveyors manufactures a variety of construction roofing products. WPT provides rotation gearboxes to assist in the operation of their FBR and EXT-52 Conveyor. The job of these machines is to efficiently move roofing shingles from the loaded truck bed up onto the roof of the building by way of conveyor belt. […]

WPT Power provides the ideal solution, OTS + HPU for Australian Vac Truck contractor

Vacuum Truck PTO and clutch control

WPT Power along with our distributor Northstar Power, worked with an Australian Vacuum Truck contractor to develop a fully automated, clutchable PTO (Power Take Off) system. With this custom PTO arrangement the operator can engage and disengage remotely, start the engine, and control the vacuum boom by means of a custom wireless remote. This application […]