LI Clutches & Brakes In Extrusion Applications

As a market leader in Low Inertia Clutch and Brake applications, WPT products can be found in a number of industries. One of our faster growing industries is one that involves Plastic and Elastomer Extrusion. Here, our Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes are used on equipment that batch mixes materials that are then force fed […]

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 Clutches and Brakes for Coiling and Uncoiling

Nearly all steel product consumed today are made from coiled steel. Parts for automobiles, appliances, lawn and garden equipment and building materials can all be found with beginnings in the coiling and uncoiling industry. Each time you see a semi-truck loaded with large rolls of steel strapped down to the trailer, you are looking at […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Market Sectors – Marine

WPT Power has built a reputation in the Marine Industry for delivering products that can get the job done consistently. We offer a rugged line of industrial marine clutches and brakes that work in a wide range of applications. The Water Cooled Brake, Water Cooled Clutch, Low Inertia Brake, Low Inertia Spring-set Brake, Low Inertia […]

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 […]

WPT’s Low Inertia Brake Helps Increase Uptime at an Australian Sawmill

Low inertia brake for chipper

Australian distributor, Statewide Bearings worked closely with WPT Power and a large sawmilling firm to look for a solution to increase the plants uptime. The end user has in operation a 66” chipper as part of their automated production process and in the course of normal performance it requires the knife heads be changed daily. […]