Low Inertia Clutch and Brake PPLI Upgrade for the Steel Industry

Many of WPT Power’s recent news releases have focused on improvements to existing clutch, brake, and PTO designs. Similarly, this article focuses on another WPT Power innovation, the Power Performance Low Inertia (PPLI) upgrade for that range of clutch and brakes. Critical Components Within the Steel forming and manufacturing sector, a plant’s shear is a critical component […]

LI Brakes in Tensioning Applications

WPT has a long-standing tenure in the steel and metal forming industries. One of the more common applications where our brakes are used is coiling and uncoiling. Whether it be coiling steel as it comes out of a roller press at the mill or uncoiling it on a slitter machine in preparation to be formed […]

What is a Low Inertia Clutch?

What is a Low Inertia clutch? If you are asking yourself this question, you have found the right place.  To explain what a Low Inertia clutch is, first we need to understand what inertia is. Wikipedia defines the mass moment of inertia of a rigid body as the quantity of torque needed for a desired angular acceleration about a rotational axis.  What exactly does this mean?  In simpler terms, it means an […]

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.  […]

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 […]